The only way for the United States to leave Afghanistan with dignity is through a political solution that includes the Taliban.
Pittsburghers thrilled to the new occupant of the falcon nest on the Cathedral of Learning, until tragedy struck last Friday.
Former Supreme Court Justice O'Connor tells Pennsylvanians what's wrong with electing judges.
Meetings of global leaders are useful, but they should focus on the economy and include countries such as China and India.
City Councilman Patrick Dowd will lead the launching of Allies for Children.
The Obama administration is ending its opposition to over-the-counter sales of Plan B One-Step, now that a federal judge has acted.
Iran's new president, Hassan Rowhani, is considered a moderate, but his moves will still be overseen by conservative ayatollahs.
The new farm bill takes aim at food stamps and spares wanton subsidies for the rich.
Gov. Tom Corbett's nomination of Judge Correale F. Stevens to the state Supreme Court makes sense on several levels.
A 10-year-old girl's plight leads to a welcome change in organ transplant rules, pending a further review.
Not everybody has to talk about the weather on Father's Day -- they can talk about the Buccos and golf, too.
The politician turned a social media campaign on its head when he violated the rules of fair commentary by creating fictitious personas.
Researchers say the cost of BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing could fall as much as 75 percent.
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.
After an ACLU report, police must ask if they are enforcing marijuana laws on blacks and whites unevenly.
Iran's presidential election doesn't matter much to Americans or Iranians.
CMU's naked satirists get the bare minimum sentence in a sensible compromise.
The two camps considering more arms shipments have no room for error.
In the wake of the Sandusky scandal, the Legislature considers a bill that would broaden Pennsylvania's definition of child abuse.
After several false starts, South Side residents will see the police presence they were promised.
Pittsburgh's own Billy Porter hears the sweet music of Tony success.
Establishing reasonable personal relations between the leaders of what are the two single leading powers in the world was worth the time.
The Legislature has been no friend of the Port Authority, so its flawed plan is no surprise.
Lawmakers target reproductive freedom on false pretenses.
Community College of Allegheny County has little choice but to expand its North campus.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has a promising bill to curb military sexual assaults by giving the cases to military prosecutors.
The report that the Internal Revenue Service spent nearly $50 million on conferences between 2010 and 2012 should be the last straw.
Restaurants at Pittsburgh International Airport drew 270 critical violations in two years that pose risks for foodborne illnesses.
Modest job growth signals that the economy is not out of the woods yet.
Gov. Tom Corbett's lawsuit against the NCAA on Penn State was wrong from the start, but it took a federal judge to throw it out.
A divided Supreme Court sensibly ruled that DNA samples may be taken from defendants to solve other crimes.
A 40-foot-tall rubber duck is set to appear on Pittsburgh's rivers on Sept. 27 to start the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Festival of Firsts.
The party's old guard heard some tough talk by the College Republicans how the GOP can revive its fortunes.
PNC and the Post-Gazette will partner in a Town Meeting June 17 featuring experts on the state of America's war on terror.
A New York Times report indicates that the Internal Revenue Service had cause to question Tea Party groups.
Allegheny County Council members are overstepping their bounds by demanding a say in key hirings.
The meetings between the U.S. and Chinese presidents will do much to chart the course between two world giants.
Detroit's leaders should reject selling off artistic treasures to pay down the city's debt.
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice will bring experience to the job of national security adviser.
After a three-year absence and $9.6 million renovation, the Point State Park fountain returns to kick off the Three Rivers Arts Festival.
The Port Authority will improve customer communication with technology that lets them track the movement and location of their buses.
As Turkey's role in the Middle East grows and its standing as a Muslim democracy rises, the country also faces internal strife.
The minority Senate Republicans have held up too many appointments.
It's an uphill battle, so far with no success, but Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to secure a new round of Middle East peace talks.
Attorney General Eric Holder has become a growing political liability for President Barack Obama.
Karen A. Hacker, who will become Allegheny County health director in September, should get involved in the UPMC-Highmark battle.
U.S. officials failed to monitor a special aid fund to Africa, and now other overseas relief could fall victim.
It's hardly surprising: The NRA wants to protect the freedom of people on terror-watch lists to buy guns.
The town that has honored Jim Thorpe and upheld his lasting fame may lose his earthly remains.
Even with the Republicans in charge, the Legislature delays action on transportation funding, pension reform and ending the liquor monopoly.
Sen. Casey grapples, Sen. Toomey soars and the Jersey Shore returns.
The Port Authority must ensure that riders with mobility problems are not harmed by its plan to cut the number of stops.
President Obama and Congress must intervene to keep interest rates from doubling on new subsidized student loans.
Now that the boyhood home of playwright August Wilson is on the National Register, Pittsburghers must support the campaign to revive it.
Pope Francis I reminds the world with acts and symbolism that money and status can be destructive forces.
The prosecutor in the Bush Justice Department would be a worthy nominee by President Obama to run the FBI.
The Frick Art & Historical Center is planning a $15 million expansion that will enhance its status as a Pittsburgh showcase.
RIDC's development in Hazelwood would bring jobs, offices and housing to Pittsburgh's last brownfield site.
Although the state Supreme Court has adopted new rules governing constables, much more needs to be done to fix an unruly system.
It's difficult to find the reasons for the social discord in Sweden, a country that is typically ranked high for its quality of life.
Pennsylvania Democrats who put down the need for government to get out of the liquor business aren't listening to what the people want.
Nations that want to see an end to the bloody civil war in Syria must put pressure on all elements to sit down at a peace conference.
President Barack Obama has a bold vision for creating high-speed rail across the country, but he'll have to get Congress to go along first.
More citations should be issued to drivers who don't observe new bicyclist law.
The United States can make a difference in saving children's lives around the world by bolstering its food aid.
The Boy Scouts of America take a half step toward tolerance of gays.
How do Americans rediscover the spirit of Decoration Day?
The Obama administration's harassment of the press targets a Fox News reporter.
The Senate Judiciary gives a bipartisan boost to immigration reform.
Americans share the tragedy and have a right to ask that people in vulnerable places protect themselves.
New residents, new leadership plans and a new bike trail connection.
The Corbett administration rejects a positive, independent opinion on Medicaid expansion.
The president's attempt to recast U.S. national security policy for his second term was a good effort; now let's see action.
Until the executive director discloses more details, it will be impossible for the public to evaluate whether he is reaching the goals.
A successful online petition targeting Disney is not a victory for kids with celiac disease in the long run.
A horrendous crime in London does not refute gun control in Britain -- overall, the British are safer.
Corporate avoidance of taxes is the best argument for why tax laws need to be changed.
Pennsylvania and New York agree to share a copy of the Bill of Rights to put on public display.
Iran's Guardian Council guards against the possibility of more democracy in the country.
Democrats decide Bill Peduto is the best bet to be the city's next top official.
President Obama is right to encourage President Thein Sein.
Protests targeting wages at fast-food restaurants are a testament to a declining middle class.
An unconstitutional proposal has many supporters in the gun-happy state House.
Pennsylvania has fewer deficient bridges but plan to help the rest can't be stalled.
Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff at State Department, had lobbying connections that raise questions.
Thanks to humanity's addiction to fossil fuels, carbon dioxide levels are the highest they've been in at least 3 million years.
More than any other nation, the United States can't quite make up its mind if alcohol is a blessing or a curse.
Senate Bill 444 seeks to improve the state's 2009 open records law, but some provisions are good while others are a step backward.
An outpouring of support for Clairton students and a litany of promise for Brashear graduates.
The Post-Gazette editorial board recaps its 18 endorsements for the May 21 primary, leading off with Jack Wagner for mayor of Pittsburgh.
After a week of scandals, the president needs to forget politics and simply serve the public
Thanks to the Legislature, state universities find it hard to limit firearms.
The murder case of Kermit Gosnell, who performed abortions illegally in Philadelphia, has lessons for Pennsylvania.
With three territories under a state of emergency, Nigeria's armed forces are trying to put down a shadowy movement called Boko Haram.
The U.S. Senate has reauthorized up to $12.5 billion for water projects including the repair of locks and dams.
Polish Ambassador Ryszard Schnepf visited Pittsburgh last week to highlight his country's new relations with the United States.
U.S. voters own a share of the congressional gridlock because they send conflicting signals on the policies they want.
A sickening feeling of deja vu pervades U.S. newsrooms now that another administration has grabbed press records to find a leaker.
The Post-Gazette editorial board endorses county Councilman Bob Macey for the Democratic nomination in District 9.