Flunking schools: Districts fail to prepare their students for CCAC

Allegheny County's class of 2014 were unprepared for college-level work at CCAC.

Lions’ stand: More is needed than Zimbabwe’s hunt suspension

Zimbabwe suspends wildlife hunting, but the U.S. can do more to discourage it.

Undone: Again, Congress leaves with too much left to do

Congress leaves for vacation with a lot on its plate.

Vote no: Employers, not city council, should set sick days

City council is rushing into trouble with its sick-leave plan.

Death of a mullah: The U.S. should focus on leaving Afghanistan

Mullah's death is further reason for U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan.


David Shribman

David M. Shribman: The mollification of Donald Trump

GOP leaders want most of all to keep him from running as an independent.


Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill: Confessions of a house tour Tom Sawyer

If it’s widely known that you’re incapable of doing something, good people will come to your aid; just don’t let let pride get in your way.


Tony Norman

Tony Norman: Socialism is a bad word for Democrats

Democratic leaders wisely tread carefully when subject of socialism comes up.


Reg Henry

Reg Henry: If a man falls in the woods, who hears?

Hiking in the Adirondacks, I made one false move and, boom, a wounded ankle. What ensued was a parable for our times.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson: The U.S. isn’t helping Africa

We cause our African allies more problems than we help them solve.


Jennifer Graham

Jennifer Graham: Walter Palmer, killer dentist

The Minnesota dentist killed Cecil the lion, the pride of Zimbabwe, while on vacation.


Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly: Liberal giants are long gone

Democrats today prefer to suppress rather than engage opposing views.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: Billboard win inspires for post-Bayer battle

The citizens who denounce the idea of big digital signs encourage Pittsburghers worried about the decaying Bayer sign on Mount Washington.


Gary Rotstein

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: An all-purpose travel story about great, gritty Pittsburgh

Travel writers, save your fingers: Cut and paste this handy, cliche-ridden paean to Pittsburgh, which everyone likes now for some reason.