Opinion

EDITORIALS


Monumental misstep: Obama should have taken input on Mt. McKinley

There is a process for naming monuments, and President Barack Obama should not have side-stepped it.


A stronger PSO: Dick Simmons safeguarded a Pittsburgh asset

The former chairman and CEO of Allegheny Technologies led the Pittsburgh Symphony board for a generation.



Deal assured: The Iran accord is the best option for the future

President Barack Obama has achieved comparable support for the Iran deal in the House of Representatives.



Road to the future: A state grant would unlock the city’s Almono site

The Urban Redevelopment Authority is seeking a $3 million state grant to help pay for a $7.2 million road.



Well maintained: The public needs assurance from oil and gas sites

Oil and gas companies in Pennsylvania must provide evidence that their active wells are structurally sound with no leaks or decay.


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David Shribman



David M. Shribman: The perils of New Hampshire

The Granite State’s primary has a history of upending frontrunners.


 

Tony Norman



Tony Norman: Denali critics seriously boggle the mind

Wayward criticism of Obama’s renaming a mountain would be funny satire if people weren’t seriously deranged.


 

Dan Simpson



Dan Simpson: Candidates, focus on real issues — economic inequality and role of the military

Economic inequality threatens the principles of American success and the well-being of the economy. The highest priority: tax reform.


 

Jennifer Graham



Jennifer Graham: Meet Glenn Beck’s ghostwriter

That would be Harriet Parke, a Pittsburgh-area grandmother turned novelist in retirement.


 

Jack Kelly



Jack Kelly: Clinton’s lifeline

The vice president’s entry into the race would complicate life for Hillary Clinton.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: The sound and fury of constant outrage

Outrage is sometimes appropriate and necessary, but this summer it has seemed corrosive. Wearying.


 

Gary Rotstein



Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Checking if you’ve been following summer’s news

A multiple-choice quiz about animal safety, the snubbing of Pittsburgh, soccer sensations and, of course, Steelers stuff.