Editorials


Jailhouse care: The county will spend more but keep control

You get what you pay for. Allegheny County learned that lesson when it hired Corizon Health in 2013 to provide care for inmates in its jail.

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Historic revision: Relocating statues doesn’t change America’s past

Efforts to erase all discomfiting traces of America’s checkered past are futile and wrong.

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Talks on Cyprus: The Greeks and Turks can solve an old problem

This could be the moment for Greece and Turkey to push hard on the Cypriots to resolve the 41-year-old problem of the division of Cyprus.

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Budget travesty: State officials need to share in the pain

Why have the elected officials, salaried administrators and hourly workers been immune from fallout from this summer’s budget stalemate?

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Clinton’s email mess: The issue is growing for the Dems’ front-runner

Any other American diplomat would have been severely disciplined and could even have been fired for doing what she did.

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Pucker up: Counting down the lazy, hazy days of seersucker

Working Pittsburghers are getting their final days’ wear out of the unofficial fabric of summer.

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Vaccine desert: Pa. lags the states in keeping children immune

When it comes to immunization laws, Pennsylvania needs a shot of common sense.

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Nuclear Pakistan: The U.S. must work to counter a bigger threat

Two Washington think tanks revealed last week that they believe Pakistan may be producing 20 nuclear warheads annually.

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Immigration reality: Trump’s Republican rivals must get the truth out

Although Donald Trump leads the Republican field in the polls, his opponents should not be afraid to give him a serious reality check.

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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.

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Turbulent Brazil: Scandals and a sour economy threaten a president

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

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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.

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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.”

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

Registering to vote in Pennsylvania just got a lot easier.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

1 week 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Attacking heroin: Obama officials launch a two-pronged assault

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

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fighting women: The Army graduates two Rangers of distinction

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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

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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.

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