Opinion

EDITORIALS


Welcome mat: Peduto rolls out a smart strategy on immigrants

Pittsburgh embarks on a plan to raise its population be welcoming more immigrants.


Love thy planet: Pope Francis’ bully pulpit on climate change

The pope’s encyclical on global warming charges every human with sustaining the Earth.



Assassin’s return: The man who ignited WWI gets a hero’s tribute

Gavrilo Princip, who murdered Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914, receives a monument in Belgrade.



Misfire: The gun lobby miscalculates on a sneaky bill

The U.S. Supreme Court has not been the only judicial body issuing big opinions



Murderous attacks: Militants spread terror on three continents

France, Kuwait and Tunisia have tightened security.



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David Shribman



David M. Shribman: Democrats swoon for Sanders

The former socialist from Vermont can’t win, but he will push Hillary Clinton to the left.


 

Tony Norman



Tony Norman: Marital traditions include sorry history

When critics of gay rights talk about marital tradition, they forget to consider the whole picture.


 

Reg Henry



Reg Henry: Marriage decision timed to perfection

Court’s timing on gay marriage decision couldn’t have been better.


 

Dan Simpson



Dan Simpson: Americans have allowed guns to spread and unions to fail

Americans are acting against their own best interests by allowing unions to be smothered and by not controlling guns.


 

Jennifer Graham



Jennifer Graham: The South needs a new symbol

Long ago, I thought the Confederate flag could stand only for Southernness.


 

Jack Kelly



Jack Kelly: Take down that flag

And follow the example of love and forgiveness.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: Downtown cineplex doesn’t add up

The proposal for a movie theater in the already-crowded Cultural District seems unlikely to answer some key questions.


 

Gary Rotstein



Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: Pittsburgh missing the boat on immigrants, for now

If you look up the definition of “irony,” you just might find a description of Mayor Bill Peduto’s “Welcoming Pittsburgh” immigration push.