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 The U.S. finances 75 percent of NATO expenditures with a defense budget of $585 billion for 2015
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The U.S. finances 75 percent of NATO expenditures with a defense budget of $585 billion for 2015

Indefensible: Europe cuts NATO spending while the U.S. pays

The United States bears a disproportionate share of NATO’s cost -- an old problem that is getting worse rather than better.


Rider appreciation: On the North Shore, the reward is free T service

Free rides have been fundamental to the success of the North Shore Connector, and it looks like they will continue.



Nimoy’s gift: A career embodied in a single, enduring character

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who made Mr. Spock, the half-human, half-Vulcan science officer on “Star Trek” a household name, was an icon.



Capitol moonlighting: Pa. legislators should stick to one full-time job

Rep. Anthony DeLuca is introducing a bill that would limit the income that senators and representatives could receive from second jobs.



End the monopoly: The House takes a big step on liquor privatization

For the second legislative session in a row, the Pa. House has passed a bill that would pull state government out of the liquor business.



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David Shribman



David M. Shribman: Barry Goldwater, a conservative icon cast in bronze

Principled but willing to listen, he returns to a Capitol where rivals no longer are respected.


 

Reg Henry



Reg Henry: Tasmania’s an oddly appealing Eden

If the continent of Australia were a work of calligraphy, the southern island state of Tasmania might be its period.


 

Dan Simpson



Dan Simpson: It's time to let go in Iraq and Afghanistan

Iraqis and Afghans must fight their own battles and determine their own futures.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: What’s in a stray word? A needless distraction

Last week, I referred to “the lunatic left,” which some interpreted as the entire left-wing, rather than those who persist in angry slander.


 

Diana Nelson Jones



Walkabout: Big push is on to spread recycling in Pittsburgh apartments

Fifteen apartment buildings in Allegheny County are upping their recycling efforts with help from the Pennsylvania Resources Council.


 

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