Editorials


Better air: A consent order seeks to cut Clairton’s emissions

That's fine, but the whole process should have been transparent to the public.

about 4 hours ago


Afghans agree: A settlement is approved for a new government

But it's still a mystery as to why the United States wants to troops there after this year.

about 4 hours ago


Close the gap: Congress must address the gender gulf on pay

It should pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

about 4 hours ago


Wrong lesson: Teachers are not for reading, writing and shooting

Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill to allow teachers to carry firearms on school property.

1 day ago


Riding Range: DEP slaps the shale driller with a record fine

Range Resources is the leader in state penalties for violations related to Marcellus Shale gas drilling.

1 day ago


Miner relief: A Senate bill would speed up black lung benefits

Since 1968, about 76,000 American miners have died because of medical conditions linked to black lung disease.

1 day ago


A right denied: The court should order state emails to be retained

Transparency in government is the political theme of the age, but apparently the Corbett administration did not get the memo.

2 days ago


Ripe for change: World leaders must take note of the climate march

Two days ahead of a U.N. climate summit, tens of thousands will gather today in New York City for a “people’s march” against climate change.

2 days ago


Asides: Heinz baby food, Pittsburgh computer use and the Pirates' winning ways

Heinz is bringing baby food production to the North Side; computers are less common in Pittsburgh; and the Bucs have a winning season.

2 days ago


Decisive outcome: The Scottish vote ends well for Great Britain

The results Thursday night were a clear 55 percent to 45 percent affirmation of the Scots’ desire to remain in the United Kingdom.

3 days ago


Self-borrowing: Corbett’s spending plan shouldn’t require a loan

The General Fund would be in better shape if Mr. Corbett had gone after more revenue from shale gas drillers.

3 days ago


 An honor guard carries the casket of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson on Thursday in Scranton.

An attack on all: The trooper ambush is an affront to Pennsylvania

The incident in Blooming Grove shows that our first responders face constant danger.

4 days ago


Ebola’s challenge: Containing it won’t be easy for the United States

The United States plans to send 3,000 military personnel to West Africa with a mission to train Liberian medical workers.

4 days ago


Discordant notes: The city’s musical gems struggle to keep shining

The Pittsburgh community must hope that creative marketing helps to sustain the PSO and the opera.

4 days ago


Back to Iraq?: Gen. Dempsey poses the return of U.S. troops

There are various interpretations of what Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

5 days ago


Just response: The DA should close the Leon Ford case

District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. is confronted with a choice: retry the East Liberty man on the remaining charges or cut bait.

5 days ago


Hayes’ genius: The work of a Pitt poet earns greater renown

Terrance Hayes is living the kind of life other poets would hesitate to dream.

5 days ago


 Douglas, left, and Kristen Barbour, right, leave the Allegheny County Courthouse after being sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Manning on Monday.

Lame justice: A couple’s child abuse deserved real punishment

In March 2012, two Ethiopian children came to this country to begin a new life, but what they got was sickening abuse and deprivation.

6 days ago


U.S. in Yemen: It’s hard to fathom a compelling national interest

It is difficult to identify which U.S. interests in Yemen require America to be involved there or Americans to care.

6 days ago


Rare company: Regional Catholic high schools make the grade

Eight Catholic high schools in the Pittsburgh region have made an elite national list of high performers.

6 days ago


 The Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg.

Season of stalemate: Time is running out for action in Harrisburg

At the top of the to-do-but-not-done list is pension reform.

1 week ago


Testing fails the test: Pittsburgh schools focus on more instruction

Clearly, testing had gotten out of hand in the district, which is to be congratulated for listening to critics and responding.

1 week ago


Free thinkers? U.S. policy groups must list their foreign backers

Consumers of these organizations’ reports have a right to demand that they reveal who gives them money, how much and for what purpose.

1 week ago


 Orangemen and women march during a pro-union parade, less than a week before voters go to the polls in a yes or no referendum on whether Scotland should become and independent country.

Say no, Scotland: Aye, history resonates but its interests are in the UK

Scots should not take the uncertain, risky path to independence.

1 week ago


 The Produce Terminal on Smallman Street in the Strip District.

Arranged marriage: Two-developer plan in Strip District may work

The URA gave two developers three months to work together on a plan for the historic produce terminal.

1 week ago


That’s all, folks: ToonSeum must carry on without its founder

Joe Wos recently announced that he is stepping down as the ToonSeum’s executive director to pursue his first love — cartooning.

1 week ago


On board: The PUC backs ride-share legislation

A powerful ally has joined the effort to legalize ride-share services in Pennsylvania.

1 week ago


Futility theater: Citizens United amendment denied a serious role

With time-wasting political theater by Congress, voters are invited to critique it on the strength of the plots.

1 week ago


Asides: 9/11 events, a service to remember Flight 427, and Beatles memories

One of the saddest anniversaries was remembered this past week — the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

1 week ago


Hooray for the Earth: International action has helped the ozone layer

A rallying trumpet of hope has sounded, not on climate change directly but a related problem.

1 week ago


She stood her ground: A child’s conscience made America a better place

In 1935 when Lillian Gobitas Klose was in seventh grade in Minersville, Pa., she refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

1 week ago


Dismal prospect: Obama proposes a strategy that appears doomed

Americans are worried and angry about the new Islamic State, created by Sunni Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria.

1 week ago


End the slaughter: Unsporting pigeon shoots should be outlawed

When it comes to the treatment of animals, Pennsylvania has a shameful history.

1 week ago


Heinz and history: The ties that bind argue for company’s future here

The H.J. Heinz Co. was founded in Sharpsburg in 1869 and went on to become one of the world’s great food companies.

1 week ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto, from left, City Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle , State Sen. Jay Costa , Penguins Chief Operating Officer Travis Williams and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald discuss the Lower Hill redevelopment Tuesday.

Good news for the Hill: Compromise plan has great potential for the area

A deal between the Pittsburgh Penguins and local officials holds enormous potential for the Hill District.

1 week ago


Engaging Iran: Visitors to Pittsburgh bring message worth noting

The World Affairs Council was able to attract to Pittsburgh on Tuesday two senior experts on U.S.-Iranian relations.

1 week ago


A wall too far: Allegheny council wisely rejects slogan placement as divisive

“In God We Trust” has been the national motto since 1956.

1 week ago


Penn State reprieve: Lesson learned in Sandusky scandal means penalties eased

Former Sen. George J. Mitchell reported that the university has complied fully with the terms it agreed to in a consent decree.

1 week ago


Out of bounds: Ray Rice’s unnecessary roughness is not tolerable

And NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has little credibility when he claims the NFL was unaware of the video.

1 week ago


Nigeria pays the price: Poor rule is no match for violence and disease

The government is reeling from a growing Islamist militant insurgency and the spreading ebola epidemic.

1 week ago


 President Barack Obama looks around during a flypast at the NATO summit in Newport, Wales.

NATO searches on: Meeting in Wales fails to agree on a new mission

President Obama can't find agreement on how to deal with Ukraine or the Islamic State.

2 weeks ago


Promise unkept: Obama ducks the need to act now on immigration

The president should take a principled stand and enacts those reforms he can.

2 weeks ago


The fat of the land: Obesity rates are an indictment of the culture

Everyone can benefit from government policies that encourage the eating of fresh food and more daily exercise.

2 weeks ago


Cancer markups: Highmark’s lawsuit is cause for a billing probe

The gist of Highmark’s complaint is that UPMC engages in “upcoding.”

2 weeks ago


Economic doldrums: Disappointing employment figures are no surprise

Since the recession started America’s rich have continued to get richer and the incomes of the middle class and poor have continued to drop.

2 weeks ago


Large as life: Dinosaur throws a long shadow from the past

Dreadnoughtus schrani is believed to be the largest land-dwelling creature ever cataloged.

2 weeks ago


Fiscal recovery: Act 47 communities need more than five years

A key change House Bill 1773 would make is imposing time limits on keeping Act 47 status.

2 weeks ago


Misplaced motto: County council courts unnecessary trouble

By constitutional tradition, a wall of separation is supposed to help believers and nonbelievers to the benefit of both.

2 weeks ago


Asides: A federal marshal fights back, an untrue Sidney Crosby story and approval for grading restaurants

An attacker picks on the wrong person, social media spread a wrong story and the county makes the right choice on restaurant grades.

2 weeks ago


Old school: Pa. can’t afford to do education the same old way

Evolving demographics are forcing administrators to confront the question of how small is too small for a school and a school district.

2 weeks ago



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