Free the reporter: Iran has no license to abuse a U.S. journalist

The president must make plain that the U.S. will not tolerate the illegal detainment of an innocent journalist.

Turkey’s trials: The latest violence is another cause for concern

The U.S. should encourage President Erdogan to reach out to his political rivals and cool things down.

Degree of honor: The Cosby case poses a dilemma for universities

Handing out honorary degrees turns out to be a risky business. Perhaps they should be awarded posthumously.

Sensible justice: A smart Senate plan would reform sentencing

Three decades of misguided tough-on-crime policies have created a mammoth U.S. prison system.

Hero to the homeless: Pittsburghers should get behind Dr. Withers’ work

Jim Withers is one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes for 2015; Pittsburghers can vote for him to receive a prize of $100,000 to further his work.


David Shribman

David M. Shribman: It’s time to talk of governing

The presidential candidates and members of Congress now must stake their ground.


Tony Norman

Tony Norman: Poet Gerald Stern remains riveting

Poet Gerald Stern has a wealth of both achievements and worthy anecdotes to tell.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson: The GOP tail is wagging the dog

If the anti-government types take over, the party and country are in big trouble.


Jennifer Graham

Jennifer Graham: The shooter's father says he didn’t know

Harper-Mercer assembled an arsenal before the slaughter began at Umpqua Community College.