Meetings of global leaders are useful, but they should focus on the economy and include countries such as China and India.
Pittsburghers once glowed when talking about UPMC. Now, many of us cringe at the mention of its name.
City Councilman Patrick Dowd will lead the launching of Allies for Children.
I was appalled by the news of UPMC's board of directors' unanimous rejection of any contract renewal with Highmark.
Thousands of older Pennsylvanians are being denied services that can help them stay at home instead of being forced into a nursing home.
Wildwood is prohibiting pants worn too low on its boardwalk -- nice in theory, but also a comical overreach.
The Obama administration is ending its opposition to over-the-counter sales of Plan B One-Step, now that a federal judge has acted.
I'm surprised to say I somewhat agree with E.J. Dionne Jr.'s recent "Libertarianism's Achilles' Heel."
The president's policies have gone from bad to worse, and may get worse still.
Sarah Palin returns to the stage as women man up by flaunting their wombs.
We have no guarantee that our intervention in Syria would not be in support of the wrong people.
Without a Highmark contract, people will be forced to choose between changing health providers or health insurance companies.
Columnist Thomas L. Friedman sounds like someone who is trying to convince himself of something that he does not truly believe.
"NSA intelligence gathering is President Obama's Katrina," said Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin.
I pay every bit as much tax as any other native of this commonwealth, as do the vast majority of my cycling friends.
Republicans will lag with Latinos for a generation or two even if they help pass immigration reform.
Too many small slips by students have ended up labeled as 'disorderly conduct,' but that will change.
The newly elected president has room to push for a nuclear deal but first he'll try to release political prisoners.
Lawyers already have started lining up to figure out whom to sue when robot cars have accidents.
Gov. Tom Corbett is right to push the Legislature to address not just the budget, but the LCB, public pensions and road funding.
Automobiles, and not bikes, cost this country much more in money and, more important, in lives.
Biking is far better for the environment and the roads.
Labor is a stakeholder with some skin in the game and should have a voice on the Port Authority board.
The IRS scandals pose a fresh opportunity for Republican lawmakers to undercut the new health care law.
It's not that cyclists are not paying enough for the privilege of using the roads.
The situation escalated to the cost of a person's life.
Iran's new president, Hassan Rowhani, is considered a moderate, but his moves will still be overseen by conservative ayatollahs.
As a 1989 Wilkinsburg graduate, I echo the sentiments of many who find it sad and troubling what has become of the district.
We've arrived at a point at which further denial becomes perversity.
The new farm bill takes aim at food stamps and spares wanton subsidies for the rich.
UPMC has 41,000 reasons for not entering into a new contract giving Highmark in-network access to UPMC facilities and services.
For the Wilkinsburg schools, the light isn't the end of the tunnel; it's another train.
I wonder if those who propose a retirement age of 70 have ever carried people down flights of stairs as part of their occupation.
In fear of terrorism this generation has abandoned our values, forfeited our liberty and cowered in the corner.
We have little trust in government, and when what little trust we have is abused, we clean house.
Gov. Tom Corbett's nomination of Judge Correale F. Stevens to the state Supreme Court makes sense on several levels.
The state government liquor monopoly can't adequately serve current taverns' and restaurants' needs, much less expanded retail outlets.
Obama likes to cite polls to justify his action or inaction. He seems incapable of getting in front of issues and shaping opinion.
A 10-year-old girl's plight leads to a welcome change in organ transplant rules, pending a further review.
When I ride instead of driving, I reduce pollution and wear to the pavement, and I reduce the risk to drivers.
As a society, we often address the symptoms of tragic events, but rarely do we fix the root causes.
Not everybody has to talk about the weather on Father's Day -- they can talk about the Buccos and golf, too.
Cyclists vs. motorists, U.S. newspaper readership trends, and "India's prudish culture," in this week's Cutting Edge.
Obama's security bureaucracy threatens freedom without catching terrorists.
America has forgotten its basic ideals in the rush to react to the threat of terrorism.
San Diego's new mayor is Squirrel Hill native Bob Filner, who took to heart his dad's lessons about social justice.
I am writing with concern about misperceptions that have resulted from your June 7 article "Meal Delivery to the Elderly to Be Cut Back."
Like PG columnist Jack Kelly, I am disappointed in Obamacare, but for entirely different reasons.
Salsa dancing in the Middle East? Yes. Shelly Culbertson, a Pitt graduate, goes to Dohar and finds a surprise.
The politician turned a social media campaign on its head when he violated the rules of fair commentary by creating fictitious personas.
The natural gas industry is deeply committed to protecting and improving our environment and growing the region's economy.
This Father's Day message goes out to all fathers of girls. We are lucky men.
Fifty years ago this spring Project Mercury ended, but it still soars in memory.
Moderate Muslims from eight countries go to Auschwitz to bear witness to the suffering of the Jewish people.
The solution for poor performing schools is the same as for poor performing hospitals.
It will take a huge influx of women into the military to change its rape-condoning culture.
Researchers say the cost of BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing could fall as much as 75 percent.
The revelations about NSA snooping are old news and the public hasn't been concerned, Walter Pincus reports.
Ethical lapses and the scarcity of research funding are among threats that the scientific community must address.
Facts that speak for themselves.
The Democractic mayoral nominee makes a smart decision to start early in building strong relations.
By arming rebels, the U.S. is once more acting in the Middle East on the basis of suspect intelligence.
The Democratic candidate understands this, but why doesn't anyone else?
The real issue on surveillance is safeguards -- and Obama doesn't inspire trust.
I see many women who will be abandoned by this new legislation prohibiting the state insurance exchange plans from covering abortion care.
Tension / is the enemy / The fingers / must find the strings
Our conversation skirts death and maybe death will return the favor.
Peaceful conflict resolution is a sober process of distinguishing the positions people take from their real interests.
I disagree with Cheryl Szymanski's argument that cyclists should not be on the road because they do not "pay their fair share."
The boys and girls of St. Mary's are reuniting to remember a different time.
The Affordable Care Act made sure that any money provided by taxpayers did not go to abortion.
In a recent letter to Pennsylvanians, the senator solicits financial support for "Project Goliath," an anti-union initiative.
After an ACLU report, police must ask if they are enforcing marijuana laws on blacks and whites unevenly.
We should all petition to disregard the value of buildings on our property and win reductions to the levels of the nearest abandoned lot.
Covert funding of political groups hiding behind tax-exempt 501(c)(4) status to shield donors' identities attacks freedom at its core.
Comparing male-female relationships to predator-prey ones displays an appalling lack of respect for both genders.
How fortunate we Pittsburghers, as well as Carnegie Mellon University alums, are that 16 years ago Jared Cohon chose to be CMU's president.
New York's mayor plays an action hero in gun control fight
The most violent Superman movie ever shows callous disregard for civilian life. This is what Hollywood thinks sells today?
Iran's presidential election doesn't matter much to Americans or Iranians.
While cross-strait relations have improved, the People's Liberation Army still has more than 1,100 ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan.
The PG could have done a better job of showcasing our city with better coverage of the re-opening of the Point State Park fountain.
CMU's naked satirists get the bare minimum sentence in a sensible compromise.
A veteran and his family illustrate the failures of the system
UN Ambassador Susan Rice's Benghazi lies torpedoed her chance at Secretary of State. So why has President Barack Obama promoted her now?
Not too long ago, I went to an urgent care clinic for a cough and got into trouble over my blood pressure.
The two camps considering more arms shipments have no room for error.
Regarding security measures, I blame the idiots who kill innocent people for ridiculous reasons.
Sequestration leads to funding cuts for research that can save lives.
It's not just our food consumption habits that are making us fat.
In the wake of the Sandusky scandal, the Legislature considers a bill that would broaden Pennsylvania's definition of child abuse.
House bill gives tax incentives to switch trucks to a different fuel.
After several false starts, South Side residents will see the police presence they were promised.
Designed by Sheila Klein, the funky footbridge connects East Liberty and Shadyside. It's great. If only other bridges could get such love.
Being homesick and lonely is not an excuse for a soldier to assault another.
As well as helping Pennsylvanians who need health care, expanding Medicaid will boost the economy.
Our way of funding education ensures that poor neighborhoods get disastrously dysfunctional schools.
For the Carnegie Mellon art student, the only lesson learned was that she got away with her little prank.
I would imagine that the leaders of our armed forces expected men in uniform to serve professionally and behave honorably.
The Pirates have found a solution to the problem of too many fans coming to the ballpark.