Customer abuse: UPMC and Highmark refuse to work it out

The people who make up Western Pennsylvania’s dominant health systems have talents. The art of negotiation evidently is not one of them.

Clean waters: EPA’s new streams rule is for the greater good

The new “Waters of the United States” rule will bring under federal regulation the water that supplies 117 million Americans.

Hate speech: A provocateur seeks to inflame with D.C. buses

Pamela Geller is running out of places to run her anti-jihad ads.

FIFA’s mess: The U.S. pursues corruption in world soccer

Pursuit of corruption within FIFA, on various grounds including the choice of venues for World Cups, has long been called for.

North Side revival: Allegheny Center’s transformation could be huge

The enormous property with its sprawling underground garage became a 1960s redevelopment failure.


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.