Last Thursday, police Chief Cameron McLay spoke with the honesty and bluntness that has characterized his nearly two-year stint here.
David Freese, Matt Joyce and Sean Rodriguez are providing the Pirates with their strongest bench in several years.
Never let it be said that bipartisanship is dead. When push comes to shove our politicians are looking out for one another.
One-time music impresario Pat McArdle is campaigning to have the Greenfield Bridge renamed for self-taught artist and laborer.
Tyler Glasnow might be a terrific pitcher one day, but his lackluster start against Philadelphia proved he isn’t quite there now.
John Carlos and Tommie Smith said something to a tense America at the 1968 games in Mexico City.
Larry Werner sat in on thousands of meetings in his years of public relations. Eight days before he died in 2014, he made time for one more.
Jihadis are driven by a twisted view of Islam.
Steelers’ top running back faces four-game suspension from NFL for missing a drug test.
Loss displays familiar Pirates problems: poor pitching, slumping hitters, shaky defense.
Since she was a teenager, Leah Wack has seen her family’s lives play out in the media, both in wild joy and in profound sorrow.
The best acceptance speeches reveal a lot about the speaker, but not too much.
Harrison’s dash gives Pirates win despite anemic showing by hitters.
Might we have avoided World War II by helping to stop Hitler and Mussolini?
Win or lose in November, Trump seems sure to reconfigure the GOP for a long time to come
Even the powerful Donald Trump could not force the RNC to let felon Don King hold forth at the freak show in Cleveland this week.
Baseball officer Joe Torre sends message that there is too much whining about balls and strikes this season, and that it needs to stop.
“The world is on fire,” my daughter says sadly the morning after the Nice atrocity. It is. “Has it always been?” No.
Though professional athletes certainly don’t have an obligation to incite societal change, it doesn’t hurt for them to try.
More than 20,000 people pack Deutschtown Music Festival for two fun, friendly and peaceable days.
DiMaggio’s 56-game mark would look good in a Pirates uniform. Right, Andrew McCutchen?
Black Lives Matter endangers the police.
This year the budget is less than two weeks late. That beats last year’s debacle by nearly nine months. That’s welcome progress.
The GOP convention raises questions about the role of modern political parties
Of the three terrific general managers in this town’s big-time sports universe, Huntington might be the best.
Francisco Liriano and Andrew McCutchen are making at least $13 million this season. The Pirates aren’t getting their money’s worth.
Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina found the moral conviction to break with his party.
A lot has happened fast surrounding the Jerry Sandusky case, except for trial dates for the former president, VP and AD at school.
Michael J. Lee will be 83 next month and he’s spent about 30 of those years researching the bells of Henry Penn.
Please, just once, try something different, like a five-second pitching rule.
What with mass shootings, police shootings, Brexit and Trump, this seems a pretty good time to worry.
President Obama agrees to send more troops overseas, this time to Poland.
If the Pirates want to make the postseason for the fourth consecutive year, the rotation must improve.
Josh Bell had a tremendous weekend, but the Pirates are cautious about keeping him up too soon, wanting him to develop further in AAA.
Our nation’s primary cultural narrative is the black-and-white racism that is slavery’s tragic legacy.
Pirates rookie Bell seals contest with grand slam home run.
I say it because in a world seemingly gone mad, I intend to spend this weekend enjoying the season. The hammock beckons.
Benghazi and email-gate disqualify Hillary Clinton.
Dynamic coach Pat Narduzzi has energized the Panthers players and fan base.
Gerald Ford’s hometown remembers him fondly but would not elect him today.
The “black lives matters” virtual reality program will be so sophisticated, it will detect the level of fear and implicit bias in each.
Pirates’ playoff drive needs pushes from center fielder Andrew McCutchen and pitcher Francisco Liriano.
Pirates burned despite organization’s activism on women’s issues.
“Hell With the Lid Off” by Alex K.A. is for sale, from Alex, on a street maybe near you. It’s worth your reading time, and more than $2.
Eventually, all NFL contracts will be launched from rap lyrics.
“The Free State of Jones,” set in the Civil War and Reconstruction, is stunning as a story, but its parallels with today are just as vivid.
Dogs and baseball are two of my favorite things, but not in unison. Life is funny that way.
Imagining my column on July 5, 2017: Can you believe we really feared that the venal huckster Trump had a chance to lead our country?
After all that he has done, Harrison wants to let the NFL interview him about performance-enhancing drug use, but only on his terms.
Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Winner of Mount Washington competition re-envisions the Boggs, Bailey corridor
West End’s qk Architects wins design contest with grand mixed-use plan but a simple vineyard and winery could actually happen.