Opinion

EDITORIALS


Solitary error: The state pays for the mistreatment of an inmate

While criminals should not be coddled, solitary confinement is an affront to human rights and to liberties guaranteed by the Constitution.


Armed to the hilt: Military hardware should get only rare police use

How did America get from the more user-friendly police forces of yesteryear to the military-style, 21st-century version?



Price hike ill-advised: The solution to a costlier LCB is private stores

An internal LCB proposal to jack up the surcharge on wine and spirits provides one more strong argument for ending the state monopoly.



 Sophie Masloff at the Byham Theater for the Off The Record show in October 2008.

Favorite grandmother: Mayor Sophie Masloff captured the city’s heart

Pittsburgh will bid goodbye today to the city’s own beloved grandmother, Sophie Masloff.



Worker support: Pittsburgh deserves to have the same Act 47 options

Why are some legislators treating Pittsburgh like an outcast when it comes to Act 47?



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David Shribman



David M. Shribman: Where is the GOP heir apparent?

It’s an odd election cycle when the Democrats have one and the Republicans don’t.


 

Brian O'Neill



Brian O'Neill: It's still too rocky to begin new housing at arena site

The Penguins and Hill District leaders are searching for agreement on developing former Civic Arena property. They’ve got a ways to go.


 

Tony Norman



Tony Norman: Police treat innovation like it’s a crime

Police antagonism toward innovative gang violence program points to ongoing concern with department’s attitude.


 

Sally Kalson



Health care sabotage 101

The GOP, not a botched website, is the real obstacle.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: The phone rings, and Peter's destiny's on the line

Let me share with you the Tale of the Wrong Number. Perhaps you can rescue a star-crossed couple.


 

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