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EDITORIALS


GOP, MIA: The city-county ballot has too few Republicans

Americans call it the two-party system, but in Allegheny County and the city of Pittsburgh it’s hard to see why.


Prime problem: Bankers forget a lesson on high-risk lending

Subprime car loans are a problem, not only for the consumers who take them out, but for the banks that allow them.



Asides: Robert Morris men's basketball, Pitt women's basketball and ALS fundraiser and fighter Neil Alexander

Local teams in NCAA’s March Madness finally lost but still came home winners, and ALS claims a local man who showed how to win at life.



In good faith: Local churches tackle the tough topic of racism

Maybe churches can do what Starbucks couldn’t: spark a genuine and voluntary dialogue that leads to reconciliation across racial lines.



Reader assault: Rolling Stone’s rape report was irresponsible

The report about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house now stands revealed as shoddy journalism.



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Tony Norman



Tony Norman: Bravo for snitches that fight the power

Whistleblowers may have mixed motives sometimes. But from Eric Snowden to a Penn State frat, they help make the world a more honest place.


 

Reg Henry



Reg Henry: Sons of Confederate Vets, don’t mess with Texas

The Confederate flag is not always a sign of racism. But on a license plate in an American state? Texas authorities are right to say no way.


 

Dan Simpson



Dan Simpson: Retaliate against Israel for sucker punching us

First, expel the Israeli ambassador. Then eliminate our $3 billion in annual aid. And in Israel’s next war, refuse to send more arms.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: The city does the right thing with a Lawrenceville vacant house sale

Nonprofit community development corporations do the hard work to move vacant, tax-delinquent properties in Pittsburgh.


 

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