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.

Painful diagnosis: Doctors must be frank, even when the news is bad

A troubling case before the state Supreme Court asks if parents can sue their doctor for not telling them about a fetus’ birth defects.

Bad medicine: The county had no choice but to dump Corizon

It’s been obvious for a long time that the private health care company hired to run the jail’s infirmary has not been up to the task.

Texting trouble: Teachers should stick to school-based platforms

School districts must write and enforce strict policies governing off-campus communication.


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.


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