Obama cools it: He has the right approach to foreign hot spots

President Obama should be praised for careful strategizing on Ukraine and Syria.

9-year-old killer: Some Americans’ gun lust has no bounds

Careless parents and weak laws put the public at risk when letting a child fire an Uzi.

Jurassic Legislature: As gays marry, lawmakers won’t protect their rights

The Legislature has no excuse for still thinking some Pennsylvanians don’t deserve the same protections as others.

UPMC in China: The health care system has valued expertise to share

If local companies and institutions are valued outside the region, that respect accrues to Pittsburgh.

American jihadists: U.S. fighters in enemy ranks raise tough questions

The phenomenon of Americans enlisting as soldiers in foreign causes, both good and bad, is not new.



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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