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Think of mental illness as cancer; it is a disease, and it can kill.
Twenty-five years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act began to transform the lives of millions and the minds of millions more
Before Kraft became Kraft, its name was National Dairy Products Corp. One of the millionaires it created was Pittsburgh’s Edward E. Rieck.
Tom Wolf isn’t trying to set up a union; he’s trying to help Pennsylvania’s elderly and disabled citizens
The Supreme Court issues a lauded ruling barely worth lauding.
She urges graduates to be agents of change and to brace themselves for life’s ups and downs (from her recent speech to the senior class).
“This Magic Moment” by the Drifters. We sang it endlessly that summer ...
Writing a play is not the same as acting in it.
Let’s elect leaders who can admit when they are wrong.
The committee meets . . . / Time definite . . . / Place precise . . .
The novel “Wolf Hall” -- about Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell and Sir Thomas More -- is now a maddeningly good TV series.
But we should be attacking racism, not black children
Pennsylvania must address its deepening pension crisis
Relax, radio talkers, ‘promposals’ will not end civilization
It’s not earthquakes or giant mythological fish; it’s the politicians.
World order, not just economic growth, is at stake.
David Simon of ‘The Wire’ says it’s driven a wedge between police and the black community.
Blighted and joyless, no wonder it’s where the city ignited.
The former Maryland governor might help Hillary Clinton appear more moderate
Captivity is cruel for such social, wide-ranging creatures.
Fractured parties and partisanship are on the rise in both the U.S. and Europe.
Vets need to know about our many mental health services.
President Obama routinely promises greater transparency within the federal government. Congress is making strides toward that critical goal.
Music can transform forgotten people and places. Consider a program at Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina.
The South Carolina senator would enliven the Republican campaign trail.
Mexico’s Xalisco Boys have reached into Pittsburgh and set up a nationwide distribution network that rivals Amway.
What would happen if I refused to shake hands with Jews or sit next to black men?
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court makes decisions vital to women’s health.
New federal regulations should be as strong as Pennsylvania’s.
In fact, they have not been fighting each other for centuries.
The classic World War II morale booster, the work of a freelance artist named J. Howard Miller, was inspired by Pittsburgh workers.
My dad will carry me through the Pittsburgh he loved.
I could almost hear my thigh go ’sproing’ and now my daughter wants to try out.
Discredited GOP ideas just keep shambling along
Obama’s wish that Iran become a “very successful regional power” — a nightmare for Western-oriented Arab states — is becoming a reality.
Each generation’s future is built on smart public investment.
In the end, even Mitch McConnell voted for the new attorney general.
Can Hillary Clinton attract both conservative and liberal women?
Just being a cog in the machinery of death is no excuse.
I have become a conscientious objector and will not administer them any more.
They must reach an agreement soon on Medicare Advantage plans.
Search on CEO and see how many women show up.
After mass shootings, support for gun rights goes up, not down.
She believes in Israel and Palestinian rights, but not in bombing civilians.
Hillary has once again overcorrected her campaign style.
An old New Deal law highlights the silly and sinister in government.
The world responded slowly to the outbreak but eventually rallied. Now it is time to extend a hand for rebuilding.
We can learn a lot from other cities’ surveillance policies.
I can think of seven reasons, 24/7 cable TV news and the Internet among them.
Perhaps, but the president has little to do with it.