Op Ed Columns


Pollution source: The lung association’s air report deceives again

The American Lung Association’s presentation again misleads the public on pollution in the three-state, 12-county Pittsburgh metro region.

Gates’ warning: The Boy Scouts must treat leaders equally, too

The organization should end the illogical policy that permits gays to be Scouts but not troop leaders.

Democracy on hold: One year later, Thailand’s military keeps control

For many reasons, a return to democracy in Thailand is badly needed.

Rough country: Pennsylvania’s rural roads need more attention

Rural Pennsylvania roads and bridges rank among the most perilous in the country, according to a report issued last week.

Escape clause: Bankers, not just banks, should be prosecuted

Americans have to wonder why their government allows these abuses to be carried out without individuals having to pay a stiff price.


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.


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