Courtroom comfort: For stressed children witnesses, it’s a dog’s world

Allegheny County should start using comfort dogs in its family courts.

Toxic water: The world’s Olympians deserve better in Rio

Rio de Janeiro's polluted waters are putting Olympians and visitors at risk.

Animal behavior: A dentist should pay for killing a protected lion

Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed a beloved and protected lion in Zimbabwe this month, has ruined his reputation and closed his

Obama’s message: He offered support to Africa, plus frank criticism

The African population and market now stands at 1 billion strong and is expected to grow exponentially.

Gross injustice: Obama should have worked to keep Pollard jailed

One of the nation’s most notorious spies, he sold thousands of classified documents to Israel and other countries.


David Shribman

David M. Shribman: The Ozzie-and-Harriet revolution

Gay activists’ family values had a lot to do with the acceptance of same-sex marriage.


Tony Norman

Tony Norman: Bernie Sanders for president: Yes, he could

In Lawrenceville, hundred of Sanders supporters met to watch a national livestream of the Democratic candidate who should worry Clinton.


Reg Henry

Reg Henry: If a man falls in the woods, who hears?

Hiking in the Adirondacks, I made one false move and, boom, a wounded ankle. What ensued was a parable for our times.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson: The U.S. isn’t helping Africa

We cause our African allies more problems than we help them solve.


Jennifer Graham

Jennifer Graham: Walter Palmer, killer dentist

Physicist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak were among a thousand of the world’s best brains who this week warned of the


Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly: Trump tells it like it is

And he’s willing to take on illegal immigration.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: As Planned Parenthood squirms, America reflects

Pro-life advocates, don’t falter right now: the video exposing Planned Parenthood’s inhumane procedures is a moment to rally support.


Diana Nelson Jones

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: North Side public art runs into city 'bureaucrazy'

The Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center is enriching the neighborhood with bold art on vacant lots. Then a letter from the city arrrived ...


Gary Rotstein

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: On a faraway planet, they're making plans

Earth is looking harder for life on other planets, but don’t expect the universe to have a positive reaction.