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.
The Internal Revenue Service has undercut its legitimacy by giving scrutiny to conservative political groups seeking a tax exemption.
Young Gov. George Leader, who died last week, accomplished much for Pennsylvania in the 1950s.
For Allegheny County Council, the Post-Gazette editorial board backs Tom Baker in District 1 and Ed Kress in District 3.
Despite its turmoil and problems, Pakistan proved on Saturday that it could follow one elected civilian government with another.
Investing in public preschools can level the playing field for American children from low-income families.
In a special election to fill a vacant state House seat, the Post-Gazette editorial board endorses Democrat Dan Miller.
Technology that produces a plastic gun on a 3-D printer could put lethal weapons in the hands of every would-be murderer who wants one.
The Obama administration must crack down on the rising number of sexual assaults in the armed forces.
Also: a felon's husband complains and a retired Steeler retires (again).
Pennsylvania needs a nonpartisan citizens commission to redraw legislative districts every 10 years.
Commonwealth Court must correct a situation in which hulking boys allowed to play on girls' teams are likely to cause serious injury.
The idea of talks for Syria, brokered by the Russians and Secretary of State John Kerry, is a positive step toward ending the civil war.
In the Democratic primary, the Post-Gazette endorses Pittsburgh Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle for nomination.
Two sets of congressional hearings on Libya have strong undercurrents of American politics.
Too many Americans have fewer resources to draw from in retirement and less preparation for the real costs they will face.
Judge Lester Nauhaus insults the public with a light sentence for convicted former state Justice Joan Orie Melvin.
In a three-way race, the Post-Gazette editorial board backs Dan Gilman for the District 8 city council nomination.
House Republicans should stop blocking the confirmation of Richard Cordray, a consumer advocate guarding against financial abuses.
President Barack Obama is trying to shift the focus on Mexico away from guns and drugs and toward jobs and trade.
The Post-Gazette editorial board says Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak deserves the Democratic nomination to run for a new term.
Lawmakers from the House and Senate must join forces to address the nation's fiscal challenges.
For Democratic voters, the Post-Gazette editorial board endorses Common Pleas Court Judge Jack McVay for the Superior Court nomination.
Israel's Damascus bombing and the Syrian rebels' use of sarin gas are new reasons for the United States to keep its distance.
The Post-Gazette editorial board supports Kennedy, Klug and Prater-Holliday in contested races for the Pittsburgh school board.
Unjustified fear of foreigners, fanned by the Boston Marathon bombings, must not be allowed to derail efforts to improve immigration laws.
Runners gear up for the Pittsburgh Marathon. Plus, Steelers chairman Dan Rooney honored with lifetime achievement award.
Jack Wagner's leadership skills earned him endorsement by the Post-Gazette editorial board for the Democratic nomination for mayor.
Sen. Mike Brubaker's proposal to restrict gathering evidence on animal abuse will do nothing for humane livestock treatment.
Sectarian warfare in Iraq is growing, despite America's costly efforts to transform the country.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl hired the firm that "swift-boated" John Kerry to do an ad against Bill Peduto, then posted a rant on the PG website.
School officials in Bartow, Fla., overreact after a 16-year-old mixes common chemicals, causing a water bottle to pop and create some smoke.
What should be the response of American consumers whose purchase of cheap clothes from Bangladesh may have fostered unsafe conditions.
President Obama spoke to the press Tuesday about his frustrations with Congress and the forces trying to push him toward war in Syria.
Because of her knowledge of the issues, Sue Means has earned the Post-Gazette's endorsement for Allegheny County Council District 5.
After a crucial approval by the state, Highmark may now merge with the West Penn Allegheny Health System as an integrated alternative.
Washington Wizards center Jason Collins breaks down another barrier by being America's first active major-sports athlete to admit he is gay.
From a field of 13, the Post-Gazette editorial board endorses five for party nominations: Ward, Tranquilli, Bush, Crawford and Connelly.
The organizers already have this event under control, there is no need to cause an unnecessary stir.
Congress and President Barack Obama must reach budget compromises that will spare all the victims of the sequester, not just air passengers.
Gentle Ben's Big Breed Rescue, a nonprofit dog shelter in Beaver County, deserves a judge who will let it continue its humane service.
Pennsylvania's children suffer when religious beliefs shape what is taught in the classroom.
State House members, in a stunning case of overreaching, bar insurance companies in the exchange from offering policies that cover abortion.
U.S. taxpayers should not have to pay $173 million toward the two major parties' political coronations.
Councilman Burgess deserves support to install crime-fighting technology, but contracts for the devices must be competitively bid.
Now the job of putting in a new ballroom, swimming pool and spa at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown is almost done.
The Office of Open Records gives the public access to police names; meanwhile some legislators might want to charge fees to access records.
Instead of simply defending itself in court against Pittsburgh's challenge of its tax-exempt status, UPMC launched a countersuit.
It's time for Pennsylvania to reverse the rise in motorcycle deaths by bringing back the helmet law.
The United States and several of its allies say it's likely that Syria's government has used chemical weapons.
With a quarter of its people out of work, Spain is the latest European country that should be put on the watch list.
Gov. Tom Corbett should take note of the three studies in Pennsylvania that show the state would benefit from an expanded Medicaid program.
After four decades of helping to launch the stage careers of African-Americans, Kuntu Repertory Theatre is dimming the house lights.
The $10 billion arms sale by the United States may make Middle East countries feel secure, but it won't improve the prospects for peace.
Woodstock was the breakout moment for folk performer Richie Havens, but he also leaves a legacy of environmental activism.
Pennsylvania would be taking another step into the 21st century by enacting a proposal to allow voter registration online.
Congress and the White House have put the flying public at risk with a budget impasse that furloughs air traffic controllers.
With a more ambitious fundraising schedule, the Pittsburgh Promise solidifies its ability to send city students to college in the future.
The hunger strike there is a reminder that the president and Congress have failed to address an issue that hurts U.S. moral standing.
After meeting with District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr., police made progress on a security plan for the South Side.
The Boy Scouts of America offers half a loaf on admitting homosexuals as members and still doesn't get it right.
Finally, an agreement appears ready to give the Serbian minority in Kosovo their rights.
A report by the nonpartisan Constitution Project concludes that the United States has used torture since 9/11 but has done itself no favors.
President Barack Obama's proposed 94-cent increase in the cigarette tax is good for smokers because it will encourage them to quit.
The city uses a double standard by failing to collect money from all groups that take parking meters temporarily out of use.
Scientists are ecstatic over two distant planets where conditions probably resemble Hawaii and Alaska.
After a history of corruption at the Turnpike Commission, the Legislature should act to abolish the agency.
Pittsburghers endure the Boston Marathon, Corbett tests the liquor selection in Brazil and comic-book heroes wash windows at Children's.
Concerns about the growing presence of video cameras are likely to be assuaged by their benefit in identifying the Boston bombing suspects.
Gov. Tom Corbett's trade mission to Brazil and Chile was productive, but its results won't be known for a while.
With a growth rate of 8 percent or more, China is finding many places overseas to invest its money.
With no backbone to stand up to the NRA, the U.S. Senate fails to approve even the most innocuous of responses to the Sandy Hook massacre.
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is embarking on a bigger-than-usual beautification plan along Bates Street in Oakland.
President Barack Obama's proposed NASA budget contains $105 million to begin work on an ambitious project to study an asteroid.
State Sen. John Rafferty has drawn bipartisan support for his $2.5 billion package to fix roads, bridges and transit.
Republicans are unfairly vilifying Thomas Perez, the president's nominee to head the Department of Labor.
Americans were stunned again to see innocent people made victims of violence, this time at the Boston Marathon. The answer is not more hate,
The resignation of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is not likely to help Middle East negotiations get on track.
Rep. Michael Sturla of Lancaster County has a smart way to make dependent towns pay for local state police patrols -- make them give up liqu
In his budget proposal, President Barack Obama tries to broker a compromise by spreading around the pain.
Army chaplain Emil J. Kapaun is awarded the Medal of Honor for saving Americans in the Korean War without firing a shot.
Pennsylvania's Department of Public Welfare handles a broad range of human services, and it's time that its name reflected that.
Light rail is still the way to go on the transit of the future, but Pittsburgh could find benefits in Bus Rapid Transit.
The global recession, reduced military spending and bigger threats elsewhere in the world all argue for reducing the commitment to NATO.
If Congress wants the Postal Service to survive, it must relax the mandate that a large contribution be made to a health care fund.
Annette Funicello was the nation's favorite Mouseketeer, a reminder of a simpler time and an America that can never be recaptured.
Clarence Thomas visits, the Frozen Four skate in and L.A. is a daily nonstop away.
Based on reports, the state Insurance Department should OK the merger of Highmark and West Penn Allegheny Health System.
Gov. Tom Corbett should have nominated a health secretary who was both a skilled administrator and an expert in public health.
The four former presidents are millionaires, so why should U.S. taxpayers spend $3.7 million a year on them?
Philanthropist Leonard Lauder enriches the world with his $1 billion gift of 78 cubist works to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The mauling tragedy that took the life of a toddler at the Pittsburgh Zoo would have cast a lingering shadow on the public exhibit.