Back to Iraq?: Gen. Dempsey poses the return of U.S. troops

There are various interpretations of what Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Just response: The DA should close the Leon Ford case

District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. is confronted with a choice: retry the East Liberty man on the remaining charges or cut bait.

Hayes’ genius: The work of a Pitt poet earns greater renown

Terrance Hayes is living the kind of life other poets would hesitate to dream.

 Douglas, left, and Kristen Barbour, right, leave the Allegheny County Courthouse after being sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Manning on Monday.

Lame justice: A couple’s child abuse deserved real punishment

In March 2012, two Ethiopian children came to this country to begin a new life, but what they got was sickening abuse and deprivation.

U.S. in Yemen: It’s hard to fathom a compelling national interest

It is difficult to identify which U.S. interests in Yemen require America to be involved there or Americans to care.



Tony Norman

Tony Norman: NFL-level violence gets its start at home

When it comes to corporal punishment, the culture of violence starts at home.


Sally Kalson

Health care sabotage 101

The GOP, not a botched website, is the real obstacle.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson / Don’t sweat the small stuff

The president should focus on China, India, Russia, Germany — not Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, the world equivalent of double-A baseball.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: In ignorance we trust

Reaction to an effort to put “In God We Trust” in the county council’s meeting room revealed a lack of historical and religious knowledge.


Diana Nelson Jones

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Paramount building’s sequel is a new start Uptown

The sturdy building, where theater owners saw previews of films, was vacant for years. Saved and restored, it’s filled with new businesses.


Gary Rotstein

Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Roger Goodell, lend me your ear

Roger,  I’m writing out of concern for the image and future of a league without which it would be hard to imagine life in Pittsburgh.


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