A right denied: The court should order state emails to be retained

Transparency in government is the political theme of the age, but apparently the Corbett administration did not get the memo.

Ripe for change: World leaders must take note of the climate march

Two days ahead of a U.N. climate summit, tens of thousands will gather today in New York City for a “people’s march” against climate change.

Asides: Heinz baby food, Pittsburgh computer use and the Pirates' winning ways

Heinz is bringing baby food production to the North Side; computers are less common in Pittsburgh; and the Bucs have a winning season.

Decisive outcome: The Scottish vote ends well for Great Britain

The results Thursday night were a clear 55 percent to 45 percent affirmation of the Scots’ desire to remain in the United Kingdom.

Self-borrowing: Corbett’s spending plan shouldn’t require a loan

The General Fund would be in better shape if Mr. Corbett had gone after more revenue from shale gas drillers.



David Shribman

David M. Shribman / We’re in a war, but not at war

The fight against the Islamic State is one in which most Americans can keep their distance.


Brian O'Neill

Brian O’Neill: Poet Terrance Hayes’ way with words enriches many besides him

The poet who teaches at Pitt, and studied there too, just won a $625,000 MacArthur Fellowship. “Creativity is work,” he says.


Sally Kalson

Health care sabotage 101

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


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson / Don’t sweat the small stuff

The president should focus on China, India, Russia, Germany — not Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, the world equivalent of double-A baseball.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: In ignorance we trust

Reaction to an effort to put “In God We Trust” in the county council’s meeting room revealed a lack of historical and religious knowledge.


Diana Nelson Jones

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Paramount building’s sequel is a new start Uptown

The sturdy building, where theater owners saw previews of films, was vacant for years. Saved and restored, it’s filled with new businesses.


Gary Rotstein

Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Roger Goodell, lend me your ear

Roger,  I’m writing out of concern for the image and future of a league without which it would be hard to imagine life in Pittsburgh.


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