Diana Nelson Jones


Education adrift: A tough audit says Pennsylvania has much to do

The auditor general’s review of five years of records called out the state Education Department for a long list of failures.

How bad a deal? The Pacific trade pact deserves tough scrutiny

Although all of its details have yet to be released, there is plenty wrong with the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Second ask: Gov. Wolf’s new plan still falls short for Pennsylvania

If lawmakers reject his new plan, as they did his old one, Gov. Tom Wolf should not be surprised.

Vexing Syria: Russia and the U.S. must work to end the war

The larger role of Russia in Syria’s civil war changes not only the nature of the crisis, but also its significance for the United States.

Outside probe: A U.S. hospital airstrike demands answers

A U.S. general said that Afghan forces called for the airstrike when they reported being under fire by the Taliban.


David Shribman

David M. Shribman: It’s amateur hour, again

Every once in a while, Americans look to nonpoliticians to transform our political system.


Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill: Health care legal squabble is just sick

Lawyers forget someone in local health care debate -- the vulnerable ones affected.


Tony Norman

Tony Norman: Gun law paralysis is the real insanity

Stephen Colbert respond to yet another mass shooting in a way that acknowledged the absurdity of our congressional impasse.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson: The GOP tail is wagging the dog

If the anti-government types take over, the party and country are in big trouble.


Jennifer Graham

Jennifer Graham: The shooter's father says he didn’t know

Harper-Mercer assembled an arsenal before the slaughter began at Umpqua Community College.


Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly: First-rate health care

I’m getting it, as should more Americans.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: Perfect Pittsburgh story revolves 'round Jelly Roll

Pianist Tom Roberts and kids’ author Jonah Winter magically came together over a passion for Jelly Roll Morton. Go see the results.