In good faith: Local churches tackle the tough topic of racism

Maybe churches can do what Starbucks couldn’t: spark a genuine and voluntary dialogue that leads to reconciliation across racial lines.

Reader assault: Rolling Stone’s rape report was irresponsible

The report about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house now stands revealed as shoddy journalism.

 Based on some recent, distasteful history, though, Pittsburgh is entitled to some skepticism about Heinz headquarters remaining in the city.

An uneasy feeling: Heinz should keep its headquarters in Pittsburgh

The parent of H.J. Heinz announced its intention to buy rival Kraft Foods Group, which is based in Chicago.

An incoherent strategy: Two new U.S. bombing campaigns defy logic

It is difficult to see policy coherence or prospects of success in America’s two new bombing campaigns, in Iraq and Yemen.

Budget trades: Wolf and the GOP must start brokering soon

At this early point in the budget season, it sounds as if both sides have dug in their heels and set the stage for acrimony and stalemate.


Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill: Does this clutter make me look fat?

A young Japanese woman, Marie Kondo, has achieved rock star status by getting people to throw stuff out and fold their socks with reverence.


Tony Norman

Tony Norman: Bravo for snitches that fight the power

Whistleblowers may have mixed motives sometimes. But from Eric Snowden to a Penn State frat, they help make the world a more honest place.


Reg Henry

Reg Henry: Sons of Confederate Vets, don’t mess with Texas

The Confederate flag is not always a sign of racism. But on a license plate in an American state? Texas authorities are right to say no way.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson: Retaliate against Israel for sucker punching us

First, expel the Israeli ambassador. Then eliminate our $3 billion in annual aid. And in Israel’s next war, refuse to send more arms.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: The city does the right thing with a Lawrenceville vacant house sale

Nonprofit community development corporations do the hard work to move vacant, tax-delinquent properties in Pittsburgh.


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