Help wanted: It’s time for Mayor Peduto to fill key positions

The mayor must focus on filling key administrator spots, starting with public safety director.

Back to Asia: Obama seeks to refocus foreign policy — again

President Obama left Tuesday on a trip to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines in pursuit of his so-called pivot to Asia.

Equitable wages: Lawmakers must ensure paycheck fairness

Lawmakers of both parties must be willing to compromise with President Obama to erase an ugly and sexist piece of history,

Vexing texting: The state’s distracted driving law is toothless

Two years ago when the state’s texting while driving law took effect, many Pennsylvanians knew it was flawed.

Magical author: Garcia Marquez was the merchant of dreams

The Colombian novelist was a writer with universal appeal who could expect to see even his minor works translated into dozens of languages


Caption Contest 233

Caption Contest 233 ... and the winners of 232. Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.


David Shribman

David M. Shribman: Races to watch in 2014

Demographics, personalities and various issues matter, but health care may be the big player


Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill: Building park over I-579 could cap rebirth of Hill

Public funds to cover over highway eyesore between Downtown and Hill would be money well spent.


Tony Norman

Tony Norman: Barack Obama's 'manhood problem' (and ours)

Critics want president to be more bellicose in foreign policy, and they don't seem to understand the stupidity of it.


Sally Kalson

Health care sabotage 101

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


Reg Henry

Reg Henry: An errant drive is on to rid golf of its pain

The pain golfers must endure to get through a round are part of the game's pleasure, so don't tamper with it.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson / Three ominous trends for America

There's too much money in politics, too many economic sanctions and too much spying.


Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly: What price lying?

Public officials should be held to account just like private citizens.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: Land-banking bill has one gap — funding

Pittsburgh's new legislation covering vacant properties has potential, if someone can supply the money that's needed.


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