Editorials


 According to an audit by county Controller Chelsa Wagner, Corizon has failed, among other things, to provide required clinical care and directions for follow-up care when inmates leave the jail.

Corizon’s failures: Mounting evidence shows lousy care at Allegheny County jail

The county hired Corizon Health Inc. in September 2013 to replace the ineffective nonprofit that had been providing inmate health care.

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China syndrome: U.S. workers need a trade policy that saves jobs

The United States has let itself become prey to a trade deficit with China that cost 3.2 million jobs in this country between 2001 and 2013.

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Sony reconsiders: In the end, the studio defends artistic expression

Sony Pictures capitulated to hackers by pulling the Seth Rogen comedy “The Interview” from distribution.

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Heart of Christmas: In a Gospel or a TV classic, the spirit is the same

From the Post-Gazette family to your family, Merry Christmas.

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Joint practice: AHN and Johns Hopkins broaden their affiliation

The broader affiliation will give AHN and Highmark Health more options for improving patient care and achieving economic efficiencies.

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Unfinished justice: New guidelines on racial profiling still fall short

For such an anticipated policy change, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.’s new framework on racial profiling is disappointing.

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 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, right, appeared on the CBS show "Undercover Boss" on Sunday.

Undercover donors: ‘Boss’ Peduto should do another good thing

Mayor Bill Peduto has promised to disclose the names of those who contributed to rewards presented on “Undercover Boss.”

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Papal tirade: Humble Francis scolds the operators in the Curia

Outlining 15 problems within the church’s top bureaucracy, Pope Francis didn’t mince words.

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Assault remedy: The Pentagon still needs outside investigators

The Pentagon’s latest report on military sexual assaults brings good news and bad.

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 Police officers leave candles Sunday at an impromptu memorial near the site where two New York City police officers were killed in Brooklyn.

Officers down: NYC’s police killings are a reminder of the danger

Americans have seen enough dying on their streets.

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Fruits of labor: More Americans must share the economy’s gains

Federal and state minimum wages should rise, and Congress needs to restore extended benefits for the long-term unemployed.

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Space City? Welcome to Pittsburgh, maker of lunar rovers

Carnegie Mellon and Astrobotic have had a winning partnership.

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 Pittsburgh City Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle has proposed the housing development legislation.

Vague and costly: Lavelle’s housing terms could hurt development

The Pittsburgh Planning Commission made the wrong decision when members voted in favor of a new requirement for housing developments.

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Russia’s burden: Putin appears ready to endure more hardship

Vladimir Putin acknowledged that Russia has not done enough to diversify its economy.

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Colbert’s conclusion: The faux TV commentator flies off with truthiness

The conceit of “The Colbert Report” was that the host was an amiable dunce who disliked fact because of its “well-known liberal bias.”

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Immigration fight: Judge Schwab seemed too eager to join the fray

He became the first jurist to pass judgment on the controversial side-stepping of Congress.

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Flu defense: There’s still time to get protection for winter

Short of barricading yourself indoors until spring, getting a flu shot is your best line of defense against the virus.

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Asides: The PUC on paper bills, a new eagle-cam, a Carnegie Hero twice

The PUC wants no-charge paper bills, Pittsburgh's eagles get a new camera, a Florida man is twice a Carnegie Hero.

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Leaders wanted: The city school board will be losing experience

The job is unpaid. The meetings are long and sometimes raucous. Public appreciation is nil. Yet the work is critically important.

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Pakistan’s horror: The government should not collude with terrorists

The massacre of more than 130 children by Taliban fanatics was every bit the act of “depravity” that President Obama described.

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 Despite President Obama’s intent to resume diplomatic relations, hurdles remain in improving U.S.-Cuban ties.

Cuban overthrow: Obama’s bold move buries a relic of the Cold War

President Barack Obama put an end Wednesday to five decades of failed American policy toward Cuba.

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 New Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis speaks to the media.

Taking off: The new airport CEO has hopes for more options

Christina Cassotis will be the new CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority,

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Pitt’s vacancies: The new coach and AD must uphold education

University presidents leave their mark on virtually every matter on their campuses.

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Kane on trial: The Philadelphia DA opens her closed prosecution

Philadelphia’s district attorney filed criminal charges against two Democratic legislators.

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Save the rhinos: Science tries to rescue the northern white species

With the death of Angalifu the species is now five rhinos removed from extinction.

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Progress in Lima: Many nations now want to curb greenhouse gases

The Lima summit made progress, but the road ahead is still long and hot.

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 The latest budget deal in Congress was attained through compromise, even if arrived at grudgingly.

Budget fireworks: Politics aside, Congress shows an ability to agree

The government won't shut down but last-minute maneuvers revealed some of the sinkholes ahead.

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 Center Township's MRAP Vehicle

Military police: Local officers should resist Pentagon war vehicles

Law enforcement agencies should exercise caution in using military-style equipment and tactics.

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Moon junk: Do people really want to trash the lunarscape?

It’s a bit short-sighted to treat the moon as Earth’s very own cosmic attic

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 For months UPMC has run TV commercials and newspaper ads warning that Highmark insurance customers could lose access to in-network treatment at UPMC on Jan. 1.

UPMC’s messages: Highmark customers are feeling manipulated

All of sudden UPMC decides to charge Highmark customers in-network rates

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Justice for Rocco: The killer of a police dog deserves a stiff sentence

John Rush was found guilty of 11 charges and ought to get the maximum penalty.

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Pass the plan: The county’s restaurant grading system is ready

Restaurant owners are refusing to swallow the county health department’s proposed A-B-C grading plan.

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Subdued Hong Kong: The protest retreats, with losses on both sides

The demonstrations in Hong Kong against Beijing rule that played out for some 75 days have been brought to an end by Chinese authorities.

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Assault on the facts: Rolling Stone’s tale subverts public confidence

To say that Rolling Stone’s journalism was shoddy would be an understatement.

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Gun absurdity: Laws can’t work when big loopholes invite abuse

It was illegal for convicted felon Jody Lee Hunt to purchase a firearm, but he did so via the Internet from an unsuspecting seller.

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Taxes owed: A county audit finds underpayment by Hertz

Hertz told the county the underpayment was due to a computer error and has been fixed.

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Asides: Honeck's Vatican Christmas, Officer Sciullo's honor and Chief McLay's swearing-in

PSO director receives a papal invitation, late Officer Sciullo rates a floral tribute and Pittsburgh Police Chief McLay becomes official.

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Christmas clarification: An old chestnut comes back to haunt Pittsburgh

Fox News is revving up its annual war on the supposed “War on Christmas.” And the Ghost of Sparkle Season Past has arrived to lend a hand.

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Code of conduct: Colleges need guidance on disciplinary panels

They need to develop and follow consistent guidelines for dealing with student offenses, on and off college grounds.

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 Pittsburgh City Council on Wednesday raised the price of hourly parking at meters Downtown from $3 to $4.

Parking increase: It’s a way for suburbanites to support the city

Higher parking rates on Pittsburgh streets is hardly good news, but it’s a financial necessity.

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Succession showdown: The post-Mugabe contest could rattle Zimbabwe

Political stirrings over President Robert G. Mugabe’s efforts to anoint a successor may plunge the nation of 13 million into deeper turmoil.

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Trials of TNR: A renowned magazine faces an uncertain future

In many ways, the battle over The New Republic is emblematic of the struggles happening at other magazines and newspapers.

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 Treatment of enemies that approaches torture still gnaws at the American conscience.

Tortured finish: The nation deserved better on a probe of the CIA

Americans can add torture to immigration, health care and other issues over which Congress breaks hopelessly along party lines.

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 The airside terminal at the Pittsburgh International Airport was open to the general public for shopping at the AirMall on Saturday for only the second time since Sept. 11, 2001. People in line said they waited about an hour to receive their passes, which allowed them to shop in the area normally reserved for ticketed passengers.

Secure shopping: It’s time to reopen the Airmall to non-fliers

The airport’s restaurants and shops had been a popular destination for locals before the terrorist attacks in 2001 brought restrictions.

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Work and wages: U.S. jobs are up, but the world income gap widens

We should try to raise the standard of living for the lower 40 percent on the income scale.

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Under siege: Pennsylvanians must save the eastern hemlock

The hemlock’s foe is a formidable invasive species, an Asian insect called the hemlock adelgid.

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Cleveland policing: The Justice Department issues a scathing review

It found multiple instances of unnecessary force on handcuffed, unarmed or mentally handicapped suspects.

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 According to state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, the state Education Department has rebuffed legitimate requests for information.

Audit resister: The Education Department should turn over the records

The auditor general shouldn't have to sue to make public records public.

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Detained no longer: The prison gate at Guantanamo opens a bit

The continued captivity of scores of detainees at Guantanamo, without trial or an end-date to their confinement, is shameful.

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Body cameras: Obama’s incentive could help police and citizens

The Peduto administration smartly shifted money in its proposed budget to buy body cameras for Pittsburgh police.

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