Op Ed Columns

EDITORIALS


Wolf vs. Pa.: Only the governor wants a state liquor monopoly

Now that Pennsylvania’s House and Senate have passed liquor privatization, only one person stands in the way: Gov. Tom Wolf.


Avoidable disease: For too many, all it takes is modern sanitation

A United Nations report shows millions of lives can be saved with modern toilet facilities.



Asides: University enrollment drops, the science center gains, diabetes retreats

Pennsylvania loses state university students, Chevron boost STEM education and a UPMC study shows bariatric surgery curbing diabetes.



Destroying emails: Wolf’s inaction hurts the public’s right to know

The Wolf administration’s policy is that emails can be deleted after five days, never to be recovered by Pa.’s Right to Know law.



Flag of liberty: Americans can celebrate the freedom to disagree

There may be red states and blue states, but red, white and blue means one thing: E pluribus unum. Out of many, one.



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David Shribman



David M. Shribman: The Joe Biden (mini-)boom

He’d have a hard time winning the presidency, but he could help Hillary Clinton.


 

Brian O'Neill



Brian O'Neill: Sylvia Burnett dying to host one final blowout

She knows the best time to throw her last party — sometime before she dies. But don’t call it a “funeral party.”


 

Reg Henry



Reg Henry: Marriage decision timed to perfection

Court’s timing on gay marriage decision couldn’t have been better.


 

Dan Simpson



Dan Simpson: Americans have allowed guns to spread and unions to fail

Americans are acting against their own best interests by allowing unions to be smothered and by not controlling guns.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: Downtown cineplex doesn’t add up

The proposal for a movie theater in the already-crowded Cultural District seems unlikely to answer some key questions.


 

Gary Rotstein



Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: Pittsburgh missing the boat on immigrants, for now

If you look up the definition of “irony,” you just might find a description of Mayor Bill Peduto’s “Welcoming Pittsburgh” immigration push.