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MOOCs (massive open online courses) can better predict college success than SATs.
Nineteen months before the 2016 presidential election, the candidates are fully engaged.
Americans call it the two-party system, but in Allegheny County and the city of Pittsburgh it’s hard to see why.
Subprime car loans are a problem, not only for the consumers who take them out, but for the banks that allow them.
Local teams in NCAA’s March Madness finally lost but still came home winners, and ALS claims a local man who showed how to win at life.
The process, not the picks, should be the concern for any fan of democracy.
Let’s do away with the notion that any development is good development.
Whole Foods and Home Depot made East Liberty a destination, but a real estate strategy made it possible to get to sleep at night.
Pittsburgh’s pollution-control initiatives offer lessons for the future of our planet.
The Kims exploit memories of the carpet bombing of their country.
Gradually reintroducing inmates to society could reduce crime and the cost of locking people up.
Today, concerned citizens, we will consider when we want our elected representatives to just throw in the towel and get something done.
Did it ever occur to these students and their families that there may be some need to take care of themselves?
I was in Vietnam in 1958 with the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) based at Nha Trang. We were called “advisers” then.
I had the opportunity to attend the “Test-In on High Stakes Testing” event organized by the grass-roots group Yinzercation.
Bob Dvorchak writes about a Vietnam veteran who understood the brotherhood of war.
It's about time for Democrats to let it go
I can’t believe that the Post-Gazette would use valuable space writing a huge article talking up someone like Kim Stolfer.
Looking at Pittsburgh’s bizarre North Side neighborhood through the eyes of a newcomer.
Maybe churches can do what Starbucks couldn’t: spark a genuine and voluntary dialogue that leads to reconciliation across racial lines.
The report about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house now stands revealed as shoddy journalism.
Let the sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters of members of Congress serve in the front line.
Highlights of the next two years.
More such pairing of commentators could be useful in tempering partisan rhetoric.
The notorious anti-blasphemy laws, codified into the Pakistani penal code since the 1980s, have in effect empowered extremist clerics.
A November 2014 poll of registered Pennsylvania voters showed that 72 percent of those surveyed favor increasing the state’s tobacco tax.
With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it’s time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies.
Conservatives can’t admit that their most cherished beliefs are wrong.
I'm still on the front lines as the Sprout Fund works to improve communities
Forget the fact / that the fact that I pay / four dollars for a cup of coffee / would have killed my mother ...
Lifestyles improve for all when the rich get richer
The parent of H.J. Heinz announced its intention to buy rival Kraft Foods Group, which is based in Chicago.
It is difficult to see policy coherence or prospects of success in America’s two new bombing campaigns, in Iraq and Yemen.
At this early point in the budget season, it sounds as if both sides have dug in their heels and set the stage for acrimony and stalemate.
As the time for a fresh face is narrowing, one has to wonder, isn’t there a person outside of government who could become a contender?
Take a look at what is going on in the Middle East. Does it really look like the Muslims want peace?
My local store did not have a particular wine, but through the Web, I found a case in a store 34 miles away.
Perhaps legislation could be enacted so that any new tax would have to be voted on by referendum.
Most owners of valuable or extensive land are wealthy.
Whistleblowers may have mixed motives sometimes. But from Eric Snowden to a Penn State frat, they help make the world a more honest place.
It forces us teachers to think about how our students learn.
The only antidote to cynicism is participation in the political process.
Using the word “retard” or “retarded” to describe anyone — especially a person with developmental disabilities — is classless and ignorant.
Let’s see if it serves broader U.S. interests in the Middle East.
Allegheny County still pumps raw sewage into its waterways because of outdated infrastructure.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday extended the presence of thousands of American troops in Afghanistan by a year.
Gov. Tom Wolf’s pick to lead the state police, Marcus Brown, has been the subject of a venomous campaign.
I heard Starbucks was trying to start a dialogue on race relations, so I went to Homewood to find a barista; there wasn’t one there.
One good thing is we should have a pretty good idea of what the conservatives’ worldviews are (if they actually have one beyond the pulpit).
Those who have roundly criticized the 47 Republican senators who signed Sen. Tom Cotton’s letter should read the Constitution.