Opinion

EDITORIALS


After Ferguson: Police and residents must seek understanding

The grand jury’s decision must be accepted and, while disagreement is understandable, people must speak out within the confines of the law.


Hagel’s departure: The nation needs a top-flight leader at Defense

It is absolutely necessary for the country to have credible leadership at the head of the Pentagon for the next two years.



 President Barack Obama has made the decision to prolong the U.S. role in the conflict in Afghanistan.

Elusive exit: Obama mistakenly keeps the U.S. in Afghanistan

More than 2,200 American lives have already been lost and $4 trillion spent on the 13-year-long war.



Medical exclusion: UPMC and Highmark must focus on clarity

It’s ugly out there and getting uglier when it should be getting clearer.



Opening act: Point Park U. should keep the facades in place

The university would be wise to preserve the historic character of the Forbes Avenue corridor.


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David Shribman



David Shribman: Who do we thank for Thanksgiving?

In a nation with fewer and fewer shared experiences, one remains resilient, rich and redolent of memory.


 

Brian O'Neill



Brian O'Neill: Patience is helpful virtue among Amtrak’s riders

Incredibly, despite chronic delays, ridership on the extraordinarily limited Capitol Limited hit a record high.


 

Sally Kalson



Health care sabotage 101

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


 

Jack Kelly



Jack Kelly: Gruber vs. Obamacare

Only 36 percent of Americans expressed approval of Democrats in a Gallup poll Nov. 12.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: Ferguson, immigration and disrespect for rule of law

The issues and attitudes that the immigration and racial conflicts have in common certainly make for odd timing.


 

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