Timely truce: After much bloodshed, the fighting stops over Gaza

The next question is whether the end to the Ifighting, if it holds, can lead to a return to the broader Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Tall order: Pay station access arrives for all Pittsburghers

The city parking authority pay stations will be altered so that drivers who use wheelchairs can reach them.

Managing painkillers: The FDA must monitor the tougher regulations

In moving highly addictive hydrocodone-combination products such as Vicodin to Schedule II, the FDA aims to lessen abuse.

Don’t delete: Accountability for state officials begins with email

It was not reassuring to learn that state employees from the governor’s office on down are trained to cull their own emails.

Meetings in Minsk: Talks between Ukraine and Russia may offer hope

It appears that a conjuncture of forces working on the Eastern Ukraine issue is acting to bring the crisis to an end.



David Shribman

David M. Shribman: Hillary Clinton and the price of being on top

She  has a clear field in the presidential preseason, but the perils of tripping are high.


Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill: Sophie Masloff was thinking young with tax cut

Mayor Sophie Masloff’s wage-tax cut is still with us, and so are more young workers.


Tony Norman

Tony Norman: Islamic State puts a pacifist in a tough place

Between the unrest in Ferguson, renewal of American bombing in Iraq and more, it was easy to get lost in a thicket of bad vibes last week.


Sally Kalson

Health care sabotage 101

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


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson / Potential American allies in the fight for Iraq are a sorry lot

Americans favoring letting the Islamic State and the other malevolent elements fight it out among themselves are, in my view, right.


Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly / Rick Perry resists ‘lawfare’: Bogus charges backfire on Democrats

He’s not the first Republican to be victimized by Democratic efforts to criminalize policy differences.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: In tyranny’s assault, we're all together now?

A lot of time, energy and lives have been wasted while we citizens of the still-free Western world bicker bitterly while Mosul burns.


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