Bad medicine: The county had no choice but to dump Corizon

It’s been obvious for a long time that the private health care company hired to run the jail’s infirmary has not been up to the task.

Texting trouble: Teachers should stick to school-based platforms

School districts must write and enforce strict policies governing off-campus communication.

Congress’ struggles: Even when led by one party, resolution is elusive

One would have thought, with all of Congress in the hands of the GOP, there would be more coherence in the legislative branch of government.

Pollution source: The lung association’s air report deceives again

The American Lung Association’s presentation again misleads the public on pollution in the three-state, 12-county Pittsburgh metro region.

Gates’ warning: The Boy Scouts must treat leaders equally, too

The organization should end the illogical policy that permits gays to be Scouts but not troop leaders.


David Shribman

David M. Shribman: ‘The Building of the Ship’

Longfellow’s classic poem inspired statesmen and reads especially well on Memorial Day.


Reg Henry

Reg Henry: Honor the fallen but not follies of war

Memorial Day brings grim reminders of the what’s wrong with the present.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson: The U.S. has few options in the Middle East

It’s hard to find factions in Iraq or Syria worthy of support.


Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly: Stop blaming George Bush

Obama’s failures have created chaos in Iraq.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: David Letterman, the inner voice of an era

From the first time he crossed my path — as a weatherman predicting hail “the size of canned hams” — Letterman has been part of my life.


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