Nasty start: Gov. Wolf picks a fight that was unnecessary

The new governor fired the Office of Open Records head and recalled other executive nominations made by Gov. Tom Corbett in his 11th hour.

Save the Ex-Im Bank: A frugal Congress must keep a revenue generator

Critics call it “the Bank of Boeing,” but the U.S. Export-Import Bank is also the Bank of Chuck -- Chuck’s Salsa of Baden.

Asides: Making livers last longer, beating the flu, having Pittsburgh's health care

Pitt and UPMC stretch the life of donor livers; Allegheny County battles a nasty flu; Pittsburgh is the sixth-healthiest metro.

Happy trails: Pa. lawmakers must make the state’s roads safer

The Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety say reinstate mandatory helmets for motorcyclists and tighten restrictions on teen drivers.

Not super: If they cheated, the Patriots deserve a real penalty

The NFL said that after nearly 40 interviews, it has found that the team used improperly inflated balls during the first half of the game.


David Shribman

David M. Shribman: Mitt Romney’s non-campaign

The former governor’s team is ready to roll, but can he become the voice of GOP populism?


Tony Norman

Tony Norman: Facts don’t support no-go zone fears

It’s hard to find real no-go zones, but don’t tell that to some in GOP.


Reg Henry

Reg Henry: Australia’s full of changes ... and snakes

Australia’s a place where things never change, except for the many things that do.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson: Freedom vs. security in the face of Islamist extremists

Western nations face citizens who might turn battlefield skills against them.


Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly: Liberals exploit race and gender

When People magazine asked Michelle Obama last month about her “personal experience” with racism, she cited a 2011 visit to a Target store


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey / Bad eggs among good cops: deadly serious

“Whatever frailties you have before you become an officer, those don’t go away just because you put on a badge,” says a retired city cop.


Gary Rotstein

The Morning File: Pizza, for lack of a better word, is good

Someone’s got to stand up for what’s right after this very newspaper published a story about a major scourge supposedly confronting America.


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