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EDITORIALS


Courtroom comfort: For stressed children witnesses, it’s a dog’s world

Allegheny County should start using comfort dogs in its family courts.


Toxic water: The world’s Olympians deserve better in Rio

Rio de Janeiro's polluted waters are putting Olympians and visitors at risk.



Animal behavior: A dentist should pay for killing a protected lion

Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed a beloved and protected lion in Zimbabwe this month, has ruined his reputation and closed his



Obama’s message: He offered support to Africa, plus frank criticism

The African population and market now stands at 1 billion strong and is expected to grow exponentially.



Gross injustice: Obama should have worked to keep Pollard jailed

One of the nation’s most notorious spies, he sold thousands of classified documents to Israel and other countries.



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David Shribman



David M. Shribman: The Ozzie-and-Harriet revolution

Gay activists’ family values had a lot to do with the acceptance of same-sex marriage.


 

Tony Norman



Tony Norman: Bernie Sanders for president: Yes, he could

In Lawrenceville, hundred of Sanders supporters met to watch a national livestream of the Democratic candidate who should worry Clinton.


 

Reg Henry



Reg Henry: If a man falls in the woods, who hears?

Hiking in the Adirondacks, I made one false move and, boom, a wounded ankle. What ensued was a parable for our times.


 

Dan Simpson



Dan Simpson: The U.S. isn’t helping Africa

We cause our African allies more problems than we help them solve.


 

Jennifer Graham



Jennifer Graham: Walter Palmer, killer dentist

Physicist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak were among a thousand of the world’s best brains who this week warned of the


 

Jack Kelly



Jack Kelly: Trump tells it like it is

And he’s willing to take on illegal immigration.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: As Planned Parenthood squirms, America reflects

Pro-life advocates, don’t falter right now: the video exposing Planned Parenthood’s inhumane procedures is a moment to rally support.


 

Diana Nelson Jones



Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: North Side public art runs into city 'bureaucrazy'

The Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center is enriching the neighborhood with bold art on vacant lots. Then a letter from the city arrrived ...


 

Gary Rotstein



Gary Rotstein's Morning File: On a faraway planet, they're making plans

Earth is looking harder for life on other planets, but don’t expect the universe to have a positive reaction.