Capitol moonlighting: Pa. legislators should stick to one full-time job

Rep. Anthony DeLuca is introducing a bill that would limit the income that senators and representatives could receive from second jobs.

End the monopoly: The House takes a big step on liquor privatization

For the second legislative session in a row, the Pa. House has passed a bill that would pull state government out of the liquor business.

Asides: Stressed-out polar bears, a Downtown food co-op, bikes for the disabled

Critics say polar bears are stressed by zoos, the East End Food Co-Op mulls PPG Place, disabled kids get adaptive bikes.

Guns to jobs: The Boilermakers’ program has a big payoff

In exchange for turning in their guns, no questions asked, people were given tokens to begin a six-month training program in welding.

Voice of liberty: Egypt should free a blogger who worked for reform

Alaa Abd El Fattah is a protest leader and blogger who has been jailed by three regimes for his calls for more democratic freedoms.


David Shribman

David Shribman: Barry Goldwater, a conservative icon cast in bronze

Principled but willing to listen, he returns to a Capitol where rivals no longer are respected


Reg Henry

Reg Henry: Tasmania’s an oddly appealing Eden

If the continent of Australia were a work of calligraphy, the southern island state of Tasmania might be its period.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson: It's time to let go in Iraq and Afghanistan

Iraqis and Afghans must fight their own battles and determine their own futures.


Jack Kelly

Whacking Scott Walker

Liberals don’t know it, but they’re helping him out.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: The trouble with the words ‘Islamic terrorism’

It’s important to keep in mind American is not at war with Muslims, or even most of them.


Diana Nelson Jones

Walkabout: Big push is on to spread recycling in Pittsburgh apartments

Fifteen apartment buildings in Allegheny County are upping their recycling efforts with help from the Pennsylvania Resources Council.


Gary Rotstein

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Let’s sort out confusion caused by cold

If we didn’t know better, we’d think it was February in Pittsburgh. Fortunately, there’s always good advice to be had at such times.


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