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EDITORIALS


Hands off: A water diversion plan threatens the Great Lakes

A proposal by Waukesha, Wisc., to divert water from Lake Michigan could affect all other Great Lakes states, including Pennsylvania.


Parking smart: A phone app can soon buy drivers extra time

People who park in the city will soon have the option of using a downloadable app on their smartphones to pay for parking.



Falling prices: Take advantage of the cheaper oil and gas

The fall of oil and natural gas prices is a boon to U.S. consumers and the economy.



Compromise, already: Leaders in both parties are hurting Pennsylvania

With the Legislature’s latest attempt to enact a budget now fizzled, Pa.’s leaders should stop playing politics and pass a spending plan.



Vick’s redemption: The QB has paid his debt, so let the Steelers benefit

Like it or not, Michael Vick is a Steeler. Pittsburgh should welcome the quarterback’s talents and accept his assertion that he has changed.


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David Shribman



David M. Shribman: Bernie Sanders, a man on fire

Mr. Sanders’ audacity and authenticity challenge Hillary Clinton’s record.


 

Tony Norman



Tony Norman: Latest killings should be tipping point

I can’t be the only one who feels real life has suddenly begun to resemble Paddy Chayefsky’s screenplay for “Network” a little too much.


 

Reg Henry



Reg Henry: Just grin and bear NYC’s topless

NYC officials need more of a grin-and-bear-it attitude about Times Square’s topless women.


 

Jennifer Graham



Jennifer Graham: Bring on the doomsday zombies

A global financial meltdown couldn’t come at a better time for people who spend their leisure readying for the collapse of society.


 

Jack Kelly



Jack Kelly: Keep questioning Planned Parenthood

I doubt Democrats could subsidize Planned Parenthood if we hadn’t been kept in the dark about what goes on in their clinics.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: Facing the facts a moral must-do

Yet another video on the gruesome practice of organ-harvesting aborted fetuses. We want to avert our gaze, but we cannot.


 

Diana Nelson Jones



Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Neighborhood tree plans hold potential flourish

Tree plan to be hatched in Manchester and Chateau is the type of public policy needed in all our under-treed neighborhoods.