Tidal shift: Pennsylvania is on track to reducing school taxes

The state House has advanced historic changes to Pennsylvania’s system of taxing its residents.

Airport gamble: Pittsburgh needs passengers, not players

Democratic Rep. Nick Kotik said profits from slots played by waiting passengers could help Pittsburgh International Airport.

Asides: A trolley for Daniel Tiger, an adventure for the science center, insurance for your vacation

Idlewild's trolley belongs to Daniel Tiger; the Carnegie offers an 'Anatomy Adventure'; the Insurance Department provides vacation tips.

War games: Obama is right to curb military gear for police

His move is an important step toward building trust between law enforcement units and the communities they protect.

Bad bounce: Reckless overdrafts are getting more painful

Raise your hand if you read the 40 pages of small print from the bank when you opened a checking account.


David Shribman

David M. Shribman: ‘The Building of the Ship’

Longfellow’s classic poem inspired statesmen and reads especially well on Memorial Day.


Brian O'Neill

Peter Leo: Visit to Hungary proves unsettling but inspiring

Hungarians have the mindset of an occupied people, we are told, which hasn’t changed all that much since the fall of Communism.


Reg Henry

Reg Henry: Cranks see new item to drone on about

As founding president and sole member of the American Society of Curmudgeons, it falls to me to look askance at various societal changes.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson: Good people doing good things

The Heinz awards make you feel better about the world.


Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly: Stop blaming George Bush

Obama’s failures have created chaos in Iraq.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: David Letterman, the inner voice of an era

From the first time he crossed my path — as a weatherman predicting hail “the size of canned hams” — Letterman has been part of my life.


Gary Rotstein

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Women have it tough, especially in Pennsylvania

It was upon reading the Business section of Wednesday’s Post-Gazette that I experienced true pangs of guilt about being a man.


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