Federal disaster relief has too long been directed at covering damage that has already occurred, rather than driving future behavior.
But whatever the Senate achieves goes to hell in the House.
Massage your message, but hold firm to your values.
Pittsburgh needs to mobilize everyone to prevent and clean up litter.
Let's sweep away its sweeping new definition of sexual harassment.
It's been given an impossible task by Congress, which shouldn't mix taxes with politics.
Read history and draw your own conclusions.
Adolescents make better decisions than adults often give them credit for.
Well, for one thing, don't SCREAM IN ALL CAPS!
So here's some advice: Let Paul O'Neill investigate the IRA fiasco, fire Eric Holder and ...
The Manchin-Toomey background-check bill just might get a second shot.
Some of the most effective teachers working in the toughest schools are relatively new to the profession, and we need to hang onto them.
Across most of the democratic world, there is an impatience bordering on exhaustion with electoral systems and political classes.
Obama's presidency may yet be a net plus for the public good if it shatters Americans' trust in the regulatory state's motives.
The president should try candid; wistful and petulant aren't getting him anywhere.
The Post-Gazette asked people from various walks of life to offer the next mayor of Pittsburgh (whoever that might be) one big suggestion...
I'd rather read about an angry white whale than shoot angry birds at green pigs ...
Belief in a caring deity helps people cope and thrive.
Facts that speak for themselves.
The war is no longer civil; it is sectarian and regional and sure to go on for years.
Seven local cartoonists up for awards at the National Cartoonists Society convention in Pittsburgh reflect on the craft's importance here.
"Outrageous, appalling, intolerable -- can scarcely do justice to the fiasco involving the Internal Revenue Service ..."
By Tom Tomorrow.
On Benghazi and the IRS, the Obama administration should try telling the truth. It's easier to memorize.
Some of the Jews were herded into a barn which the Poles set alight. How could this have happened between neighbors?
A juicy one requires months of drip, drip, drip revelations.
There's something about Pittsburgh that you just can't shake.
No need to look for a name. / I know the artist and / His mist, his ...
As the federal sequester undercuts funding for parks, it's time to focus on what they mean even for urban America.
Angelina Jolie and the would-be mayor of New York talk personal with a purpose.
The false god of 'narrative' is obscuring the real debates.
Employers complain that today's graduates don't know the basics.
The All-Pro cornerback who died last Saturday at the age of 85 was an extraordinary player, and an extraordinary human being.
They are not such strange bedfellows after all, now that the Obama administration has generated the IRS and AP scandals.
The Obama administration is going rogue and covering up
More and more college leaders are joining the plutocracy.
Ten years is a long time, and we've seen our focus lessen. It's understandable, because the longer we go between attacks, the safer we feel.
Our nation's locks and dams play a vital role in creating and sustaining jobs and supporting economic growth throughout the country.
The Chinese, "motivated variously by a sense of justice, powerlessness or just plain humor," have flooded the "We the People" website.
Welcome to the toxic theatrics of accusation and obfuscation as Hillaryland goes up against Foxworld.
The material ascent of humanity since the 19th century demonstrates that economic facts are not constants, like the law of gravity.
Tracy Certo, a veteran of Habitat for Humanity found remarkable strength in a Mozambican village afflicted by poverty and HIV/AIDS.
As the parent of two teenaged daughters who must make their way through today's confusing sexual landscape, I understand the appeal.
A grand battle has been joined between traditionally left-wing international organizations and upstarts on the right.
Facts that speak for themselves.
I messed up. I stayed too long. It's not like me. I usually have impeccable timing, knowing how to make an entrance and when to exit ...
The world's biggest retailer may have done more for the poor than any business ever.
Portland is a great place to get organic goat cheese on a waffle or pedal a bike for free beer, but it's missing something we have here.
It's future conservatives we have to worry about.
Mr. Obama said he needed certainty about the crossing of the red line to keep the "international community" behind him.
The old manual just showed up, iPad ready.
I can imagine four quiet rooms / from four different points in time. / Each room with an old woman / sitting near a fire ...
When it comes to running guns to bad guys, the U.S. remains No. 1.
Pennsylvania schools should be able to train staff to help children with this disease.
Benghazi was a tragedy, not a scandal that deserves a 'gate.'
Women in the Senate are leading the charge.
It helped us get bin Laden, which doesn't mean it's morally justifiable.
Try applying the Van Halen rule.
Opponents want to restrict all kinds of things that would be good for America.
We Catholics may feel vulnerable, but martyrdom is a high calling of the faith.
We shouldn't let the Lone Star State secede, we should expel it!
An ode to an inert gas ...
The NRA doesn't want us know anything that hurts gun sales.
Without a homegrown Syrian leader who can be a healer, not a divider, anything short of a massive external intervention will fail.
Falsely accused in Boston bombing get no apology from the New York Post.
We've been snookered at the bazaar, drifting along as if we really don't care.
Parents should be involved when girls consider buying morning-after pills.
Obama's agenda is fine but he must start showing some conviction.
The Taliban seem pretty relaxed -- not a good sign.
Pennsylvania high schools must graduate students who are prepared for the world.
Africa's most populous country struggles against a broken political system and a growing insurgency.
The West needs a 21st-century Enigma project to find online jihadis and their wannabes.
They'll be crashing weddings before you know it.
Facts that speak for themselves.
The disaster in Dhaka calls on clothing companies to clean up their act.
So how about it? Let's be the first city with a Time Bank.
Severely injured in a car accident during her high school years, Katherine Kimes wasn't expected to do much with her life ... but she has.
The ache that replaced his feet, / the horse collar of throb he wore / across his shoulders, the desolation ...
Six months after his re-election Barack Obama is looking paralyzed and defeated as president.
By Tom Tomorrow.
It was Light Up Night and bitterly cold -- a bad night to be wearing a sleeveless dress and ill-fitting high heels, even with a coat ...
This seems a good time to offer a refresher on the nature of our economic woes, and why this remains a very bad time for spending cuts.
It's all about playing the game, not winning at all costs.
Poison centers save lives and money; please help save them.
Hiking on the Comeback Trail, Mark Sanford takes a detour to the Alamo.
The American public knows it's downwardly mobile. What it doesn't know is what it can do to arrest, much less reverse, that trend ...
Uplifting Athletes has joined the fight, aligning college football with rare diseases to raise them as a national priority.
The president's policy is wise, even though he can't explain it.
The president should have a drink with Mitch; it couldn't hurt.
They came upon a shipwreck, and betrayal.
Complex moral issues these days often feel as unsolvable as Gordius' famed knot. Some are not that hard.
Being gay won't be a big deal when, well ... when it's not.
No one knows about his efforts to streamline government.
The United States has no reason to refuse recognition to the new government.
Why did they 'self-radicalize' instead of self-educate?
Some real leaders are finally asserting themselves.
Neither U.S. nor international law authorizes a U.S. attack on the Assad regime.
Maybe it's time to let people buy it with food stamps.
A whole new set of tests is on its way, so finish up if you're working on it.
From fighting extremism to tracking the arms trade, Google is acting much like a national government.