The race card: Southern Democrats use a tainted ploy

Even by the low standards of politics today, appeals to racial prejudice are especially loathsome.

World of consolation / The Giants make a point about the Bucs’ loss

Getting beaten by the best is not necessarily the worst, but sometimes it takes a while to sink in.

 Former FBI director Louis Freeh speaks about the Freeh Report during a news conference in Philadelphia in July 2012.

Forward progress: Penn State needs to move beyond the Freeh report

The Freeh report, commissioned by Penn State, concluded that school leaders concealed information related to the assaults.

Easing up: The Fed ends its controversial bond-buy program

The end of quantitative easing announced by the Federal Reserve Bank has prompted discussion of its efficacy in improving the economy.

Free Berkeley: Retro students have no tolerance for dissent

It’s no exaggeration to say that the free speech movement at American universities began at the University of California Berkeley.


Editorial board endorsements

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Who will you vote for? Read a series of candidate endorsements by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board for contested races in the Nov. 4 election.


David Shribman

David M. Shribman: Johnson vs. Reagan / Two visions collide

Fifty years ago, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan set the terms of debate we're still having today.


Tony Norman

Tony Norman: Catcalls video shows males’ ugly side

Viral video showing street harassment of a woman in New York City gives honest, unflattering depiction of many men.


Sally Kalson

Health care sabotage 101

The GOP, not a botched website, is the real obstacle.


Reg Henry

Reg Henry: The Pittsburgh accent, like most, is beautiful

In a Gawker.com poll, the Pittsburgh accent was deemed “America’s Ugliest.” That is simply silly.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson / Swallow hard and vote

Yes, our government is dysfunctional, but you should have your say.


Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly: Obama’s Raw Deal

Oligarchs benefit as the middle class lags.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: When the racial fault-line heats up, back off

The bravest people in America, right now and for the next few months, are and will be the witnesses to the death of Michael Brown.


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