President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to impose martial law if necessary in his drive against drug users and dealers.
The culture of borrowing hurts Americans by limiting their options.
By some important metrics, 2016 was the best year in the history of humanity. And 2017 will probably be better still.
Already, more than 23,000 Americans a year are dying from drug-resistant bacteria.
Trade is under assault, even though automation is the main reason for the shrinkage of good middle-class jobs
Britain is preparing for a hard exit, European economies are sluggish and the right is on the rise.
The nation’s newest leader brings different kind of change -— and swagger — into the White House.
I’m worried about the opposite, chaos, and hope seasoned Washington leaders can keep it under control.
Our new president talks like Andrew Jackson, but will he be as tough?
Friendly rivalries don’t get much better than the one between Pittsburgh and Boston.
Law professor Anita Hill reflects on the inspiration she received from girls and women after the Clarence Thomas hearings.
Seaman, war hero, POW, abolitionist, businessman, he was one of Pittsburgh’s earliest black leaders but is little known today.
Eight women decided to co-write a murder mystery — and lived to tell about it, writes Marylynne Pitz.
After all, Cabinet members don’t have to be competent.
I miss seeing people dress up for the occasion.
Commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning, one of the great traitors of our time, is finger-in-the-eye willfulness.
I’ve never liked haircuts and never knew why, but maybe I’m figuring it out
It was the year we conceded we’d be in recovery / For the rest of our lives. We dressed like twins in coats ...
Even the nominee for secretary of health and human services doesn’t seem to know what’s up.
I’m not sure what one does when one considers a president ‘illegitimate’?
The county, municipalities and school districts can easily afford to help seniors stay in their homes.
The South Carolina governor probably would make a better secretary of state than Rex Tillerson.
The unifying of America does not seem to be on the agenda.
The best we can do is to freeze the North’s missile program.
Maybe we should stop subsidizing so many 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages.
Liberals need to get a grip and stop talking about a mass ‘resistance’ movement
He displayed great dignity, did a lotof good and made some bad mistakes.
The country sells billions of pens, but they just aren't any good.
Studies often turn out to be faulty, and certainty is hard to come by.
I wake up to his tweets. You have to admire his ability to control the news cycle.
‘The people’ may have wisdom on big-picture politics. To get the job done, call in the experts.
Rather than raising taxes, seek these innovations that have cross-party appeal.
It is the job of artists to step into the friction points of human experience, which is, by definition, a political act.
Yet many in the West praise him as a 'moderate.'
If America’s GPS system is brought down, chaos will ensue.
Will Donald Trump conform to the pictures of presidents we have in our heads?
Moscow didn’t do anything in America’s November election that Washington hasn’t done elsewhere in the world.
It’s the same tragic story of people dying because families cannot get loved ones the mental health treatment they need.
Each year, Carnegie Mellon University invites students to explore race and related issues through its Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Awards.
Thousands of people are on waiting lists in Pennsylvania alone to get the training they need to make a decent living.
That’s not my stomach rumbling, / it’s yours. / I didn’t say that song / reminds me of a truck backing up — ...
Big deficits are no longer harmless, let alone desirable.
Back in the '50s, I grew up in a very different Pittsburgh than one of America's greatest playwrights.
My love of pockets comes from my fashionista mother.
Donald Trump has not yet been sworn in and the honeymoon has already come and gone.
Vaccines don’t cause autism, and it’s dangerous to promote the idea that they do.
Republicans in Congress want to ban the use of fetal tissue in medical research.
Online brothels must be shut down.
French law prevents employers from badgering workers after hours with emails. They can legislate that, but we Americans should take note.
He might have saved his life if he’d shown an inkling of humanity.