Opinion

EDITORIALS


Open the doors: The AIU does too much public business in private

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is a public entity that must conduct its business in plain view of taxpayers, just like a school district.


Managing Greece: Sunday’s vote could affect Europe’s next move

The next hurdle on the way to solving the Greek debt and eurozone problem is the country’s referendum on Sunday.



Crowdfrauding: Online support gets a welcome look from the FTC

The FTC has delivered a punitive thwack to a man who raised $122,000 on Kickstarter to create a board game, then spent the money on himself.



Kill the LCB: On liquor, Wolf can be progressive or a dinosaur

Pennsylvania’s Prohibition-era mode of alcohol sales could soon be history, and Gov. Tom Wolf is the only obstacle in the way of progress.



Broker a budget: On spending, both parties must seek compromise

Pennsylvanians want a deal that funds the state, not endless sniping from Republicans and Democrats.



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David Shribman



David M. Shribman: Democrats swoon for Sanders

The former socialist from Vermont can’t win, but he will push Hillary Clinton to the left.


 

Brian O'Neill



Brian O'Neill: Pension mess rooted in bad 2001 bill

Shortsighted pension boost 14 years ago set the stage for the mess that needs to be addressed in Harrisburg now.


 

Reg Henry



Reg Henry: Marriage decision timed to perfection

Court’s timing on gay marriage decision couldn’t have been better.


 

Dan Simpson



Dan Simpson: Americans have allowed guns to spread and unions to fail

Americans are acting against their own best interests by allowing unions to be smothered and by not controlling guns.


 

Jack Kelly



Jack Kelly: Take down that flag

And follow the example of love and forgiveness.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: Downtown cineplex doesn’t add up

The proposal for a movie theater in the already-crowded Cultural District seems unlikely to answer some key questions.


 

Gary Rotstein



Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: Pittsburgh missing the boat on immigrants, for now

If you look up the definition of “irony,” you just might find a description of Mayor Bill Peduto’s “Welcoming Pittsburgh” immigration push.