August Wilson Center revival: Steady progress is being made on an artistic rebirth

Rescued from financial collapse, the center is poised for a revitalized future as a showcase of African-American culture and art.

about 22 hours ago


Turbulent Brazil: Scandals and a sour economy threaten a president

Two of Brazil’s biggest companies, Odebrecht and Petrobras, need to be cleaned up.

about 22 hours ago


Integrated force: Again, the military leads the way on inclusion

Recent victories for the LGBT movement shouldn’t mask basic facts about the condition of transgender Americans.

about 22 hours ago


Star quality: Can a hot architect do justice to the arena site?

Bjarke Ingels is a rock-star architect, globally renowned for a daring style he calls “promiscuous hybrids.”

1 day ago


Democracy online: The state enters a new era in voter registration

Registering to vote in Pennsylvania just got a lot easier.

1 day ago


Asides: a paintball land dispute, a large gift to CMU, a Capitol Limited improvement for bicyclists

A fight over paintball involves squatter’s rights, Carnegie Mellon gets a $35 million donation, Amtrak announces roll-on service for bikes.

1 day ago


Shoot ’em up USA: Americans must rethink their attitudes on guns

If you get the feeling that a multiple shooting makes headlines every day, you’re right.

2 days ago


Hackers’ helper: A young malware creator deserves stiff punishment

Morgan C. Culbertson pleaded guilty in federal court to designing and trying to sell Android phone hijacking malware on Darkode.

2 days ago


Hands off: A water diversion plan threatens the Great Lakes

A proposal by Waukesha, Wisc., to divert water from Lake Michigan could affect all other Great Lakes states, including Pennsylvania.

3 days ago


Parking smart: A phone app can soon buy drivers extra time

People who park in the city will soon have the option of using a downloadable app on their smartphones to pay for parking.

3 days ago


Falling prices: Take advantage of the cheaper oil and gas

The fall of oil and natural gas prices is a boon to U.S. consumers and the economy.

3 days ago


Compromise, already: Leaders in both parties are hurting Pennsylvania

With the Legislature’s latest attempt to enact a budget now fizzled, Pa.’s leaders should stop playing politics and pass a spending plan.

4 days ago


Vick’s redemption: The QB has paid his debt, so let the Steelers benefit

Like it or not, Michael Vick is a Steeler. Pittsburgh should welcome the quarterback’s talents and accept his assertion that he has changed.

4 days ago


Migratory burden: EU countries must decide how to share the load

The millions of migrants pouring into Europe are smothering the host countries’ absorptive capacities.

4 days ago


Cinema verite: Bag checks aren’t foolproof but will boost security

The largest chain of movie theaters in the U.S. will begin checking moviegoers’ bags in the wake of the theater shooting in Lafayette, La.

5 days ago


Team of heroes: The decision to intervene thwarted a massacre

French President Francois Hollande awarded the Legion of Honor to three Americans and a British businessman on Monday.

5 days ago


Fragile Lebanon: Lack of a government is not the worst problem

A crisis over garbage in Beirut threatens to reverse the course of recovery that Lebanon has seen since the end of its civil war in 1991.

5 days ago


The Koreans back off: Cooler heads prevail to halt the latest hostilities

The latest round of tensions between North Korea and South Korea was a threat not only to peace in the region but also to relations among

6 days ago


Right to run: Wolf opposes a ruling on third-party candidates

Minor-party candidates must provide signatures of 2 percent of the number of voters in the previous statewide election.

6 days ago


Attacking heroin: Obama officials launch a two-pronged assault

The Obama administration has unveiled an ambitious initiative to curb heroin and opioid abuse.

6 days ago


Kermit Soprano: ‘Sesame Street’ moves to a fierce neighborhood

HBO, known for some of the most violent and sexually explicit shows on TV, now is also home to “Sesame Street.”

1 week ago


China syndrome: The Tianjin tragedy reveals a backward mindset

For the Chinese, the Aug. 12 chemical explosion in the port city of Tianjin has been a multipronged tragedy.

1 week ago


Save the land: Pennsylvania has a lot to gain from a federal fund

Unless Congress acts soon, Americans can say goodbye to the nation’s most valuable conservation funding source over the past half-century.

1 week ago


Inmate care: The state must ensure mental health treatment

Prisons are filling with inmates who have severe mental illness; Pennsylvania must be prepared to give them treatment.

1 week ago


Fighting women: The Army graduates two Rangers of distinction

Women show their fighting mettle by reaching the ranks of U.S. Army Rangers.

1 week ago


Asides: Change in Shadyside, a possible new owner at Oxford Centre, an honor for an advocate

Shady Hill Center in Shadyside expects change, Oxford Centre seeks a new owner, disabilities advocate Linda Dickerson is honored.

1 week ago


Udin’s past: The former councilman deserves a federal pardon

Sala Udin, who has been a Pittsburgh political and civic leader for decades, deserves a pardon for an old federal conviction.

1 week ago


Greece’s choice: The debt-ridden country faces another election

Greek voters will have another chance next month to vote on financial reforms to solve its debt crisis.

1 week ago


Seal of approval: Pittsburgh’s zoo is wrong to give up accreditation

The zoo has ended its relationship with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums because of stricter requirements over elephant keeping.

1 week ago


Fading stability: Obama may lose his gamble on Egypt’s el-Sissi

Mr. Obama’s policy toward Egypt has not been principled or soundly based.

1 week ago


Wedding bell blues: Judges exceed their limits in trying to play Cupid

A Texas judge is being lambasted for suggesting a man marry his girlfriend to evade jail. Allegheny County can say, been there, done that.

1 week ago


Check your math: Citizens Bank pays a price for ignoring deposits

The bank will be required to pay refunds of $11 million to individuals and $3 million to businesses, plus $20.5 million in civil penalties.

1 week ago


Peace averted: The U.S. must pressure South Sudan’s holdouts

Aug. 17 came and went even though it was the deadline for signing a peace agreement by parties to the 20-month-old civil war in South Sudan.

1 week ago


Real history: The College Board tries to sanitize negative events

Education officials are moving to tone down mentions of racism in U.S. history courses.

1 week ago


Make a deal: Ending the liquor monopoly could spur a budget

Talks on a new state budget have been at a standstill for seven weeks.

1 week ago


Safe crossings: Penn Hills citizens must help keep children safe

When Penn Hills students return to school next Tuesday, many will have to get there without the assistance of a friendly crossing guard.

1 week ago


Track the gap: America should monitor the disparity on pay

The SEC this month approved a rule that requires each public company to report the ratio of its CEO’s pay to that of its median employee.

1 week ago


Helping Wilkinsburg: Pittsburgh has a chance to educate its neighbors

A working group will study the possibility of sending students in grades 7-12 from Wilkinsburg to city public schools on a tuition basis.

1 week ago


Bond’s activism: His quest for equal rights took many forms

Julian Bond’s political ambitions inspired him to run for and win a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1965,

1 week ago


Whose candidates?: Big money looms larger in the 2016 campaign

Citizens United gave corporations and individuals the right to spend unlimited sums to influence elections through groups such as super

1 week ago


Reckless widows? Auto insurers must defend their higher rates

If married people are truly better drivers, and the bereaved worse, let’s see recent and definitive data.

2 weeks ago


Nature’s way: Yellowstone executes a grizzly for being a bear

The bear was killed last Thursday, six days after the body of veteran hiker Lance Crosby, 63, was found partially consumed.

2 weeks ago


Frozen commerce: Great Lakes businesses need a new icebreaker

During the past two winters, the Great Lakes have been covered with more and denser ice than at any time since the 1970s.

2 weeks ago


Flight failure: The FAA should not have hidden a fatigue report

The FAA’s report on air traffic controller fatigue was bad enough, but it should not have hidden the findings from the public.

2 weeks ago


Green grants: But the region must go greener to fix its sewers

Pittsburgh’s storm water grants will help, but the region must focus on the big picture and meet the federal consent decree’s deadline.

2 weeks ago


Asides: Saving farmers, adding flights at the airport, replacing Saks

Pennsylvania saves 29 farms from developers; Allegiant Air expands at the airport; developers get ready to build at the Saks site.

2 weeks ago


Trusty tragedy: Armstrong County is right to seek an outside view

After an inmate skipped out of jail and killed a woman, Armstrong County needs an outside investigator to reform jail policies.

2 weeks ago


Abusive peacekeepers: The U.N. cracks down on troops out of control

After charges of sexual abuse in the Central African Republic, the United Nations had to crack down by firing the head of its peacekeepers.

2 weeks ago


Kane’s diversion: The embattled attorney general is unconvincing

Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane suggested the charges against her were the logical caboose of the “filthy email train” dubbed Porngate.

2 weeks ago


Worn-out rule: Medicare should rethink its 3-day hospital stay

Medicare clings to a 1965 rule that people must stay for three days as an inpatient before being transferred to a skilled nursing facility.

2 weeks ago



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