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Here’s a story of a college sophomore earning some extra money by working at the local Home Depot.
WARNING: This diary contains annoying parental bragging. Not to mention it steps all over the third-rail of social conversation: parenting.
If you’re the type who finds macho posturing impressive, Vladimir Putin is your kind of guy.
A poem by Romella Kitchens
A 500-page summary of the torture report reminded Americans of things they had chosen to forget.
There are two kinds of lone wolves — the crazy and the evil — and the distinction is important.
That would be Maulana Fazlullah, radical broadcaster turned military chieftain.
‘Deliberative democracy’ could be one of our most valuable exports.
Celebrating diversity is no substitute for addressing racial disparities.
He’s looking for legacy points and doesn’t have much to lose.
The Constitution guarantees that no one gets through life unoffended.
We’ve tried isolating the island for more than 50 years, and it hasn’t worked.
The fighting senator from Massachusetts actually has a chance to win
They fill our prisons at great expense but do little to improve public safety.
Brown and Garner deaths highlight differences over domain
Here's a primer on how to get the conversation going.
Obama's helping some immigrants; Bush and Cheney ran a secret torture program.
The president should be far more attentive to his allies in the future.
Departing U.S. Rep. Dave Camp believes sensible tax reform can be achieved.
The United Nations climate talks in Lima have highlighted two fundamental sticking points over how to deal with climate change.
A former federal administrative law judge explains how legal liability for long-term injuries and other challenges could kill football.
The Rev. Randy Bush of East Liberty Presbyterian Church describes how welcoming same-gender marriages has enriched his congregation.
Pittsburgh lawyer Joel Pfeffer says Pennsylvanians should support the president’s executive order and urge Congress to act.
But as long as the rest of us refuse to despair, they will lose in the end.
Being one, columnist Peter R. Orszag would like to say yes but the latest research doesn’t help.
Key findings in the torture report, prosecute those responsible and more ...
Facts that speak for themselves.
Walter G. Meyer visits sailors aboard the USS Somerset, surrounded by reminders of the Flight 93 heroes
Ed Boito’s father succumbed to ALS as his lungs filled with fluid across eight days in an Altoona nursing home.
Unsure of what to make it, Ann Belser’s Christmas Village is still boxed in the attic, less than two weeks before Dec. 25.
It’s no wonder that Greece is rebelling against austerity.
Right wing lessons learned.
The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality.
Even prisoners who’d already been cooperating were tortured.
The Senate didn’t examine how Congress often turned a blind eye.
Cost-effective plans have been offered to revitalize the Mon Valley.
As citizens and owners of the parks, we need to see how county government uses its powers on this first deal before we entrust it with more.
The Islamic State has visibly attracted young Muslims from all over the world to its violent movement to build a caliphate in Iraq and
Today, let’s take a look at the Little Bill That Couldn’t.
There is no excuse for racism or brutality, but we must realize how police think.
They have a lot less control of the GOP nomination process than they think
We should focus on eradicating campus rape culture, not just on Jackie’s story
Why do some companies really not want to hear from their customers?
Does anybody think she is undecided about running for president?
A bipartisan effort seeks evidence to evaluate if government programs are working.
An economic growth agenda will displace the goals of the “Clerisy.”
Both crime and incarceration rates have fallen in the Lone Star State.
Now that we’ve enjoyed the latest jobs report, let’s visit with the invisible people.
In Pennsylvania most of the money to pay our children’s school teachers and fund our local governments comes from taxes on real estate.