Right track: A federal rail mandate will make oil cars safer

The U.S. Transportation Department’s welcome mandate comes in the wake of a year of heavy spills and catastrophic derailments.

Ryan’s block grants: His new proposal would hurt vulnerable Americans

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has been considered the intellectual heavyweight among congressional Republicans on fiscal issues.

Better tune: City rules improve the aftermath of a stadium show

After the Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field last month the city of Pittsburgh felt like fans had shown not a lick of respect.

DEP must do better: The public is left with too many questions on drilling

In the past seven years, oil and gas operations have damaged Pennsylvania water supplies 209 times.

Judges needed: Black lung cases are overwhelming the system

There are few jobs in America that are as hazardous to one’s health as working in the coal mines.



Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill: Bucs get a boost in fans, who now look to payroll

PNC Park's attendance on pace to match metro area's population, but how will Pirates' spending compare?


Tony Norman

Tony Norman: There’s no point in continuing ban on pot

The New York Times has it right -- it’s time to end the criminal prohibition against marijuana.


Sally Kalson

Health care sabotage 101

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


Reg Henry

Reg Henry: Mother Goose and chicks visit home nest

When you write a newspaper column, it is advisable to read as much as you can. This week my reading included “Mother Goose.”


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson / Where is America’s heart?

Compassion seems lacking on nearly every front: immigration, unemployment, the Middle East ...


Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly: More rot at today’s VA

Top officials put their careers above the needs of veterans.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: It’s no summer of love for the flustered Left

As public opinion mounts against Obama and his policies, the fear-mongering on the Left gets cranking.


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