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The fight against the Islamic State is one in which most Americans can keep their distance.
Half measures won’t defeat the Islamic State.
The Pirates were right not to retaliate after Andrew McCutchen was hit twice Saturday night by the Milwaukee Brewers.
The poet who teaches at Pitt, and studied there too, just won a $625,000 MacArthur Fellowship. “Creativity is work,” he says.
Of what little we know of the playoff race, one thing was certain: Russell Martin’s blast gave the Pirates an elusive fifth consecutive win.
Arming school employees seems like just one more American folly.
Some hunters want to go too far in the field with their firepower.
A win Wednesday night against Boston marked the 49th consecutive game in which the Pirates had a least one extra-base hit.
The president should focus on China, India, Russia, Germany — not Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, the world equivalent of double-A baseball.
Kicking the political football is all the rage.
When it comes to corporal punishment, the culture of violence starts at home.
Pirates GM Neal Huntington admits Russell Martin's pricetag likely will be in a financial area the Pirates do not wish to go.
The sturdy building, where theater owners saw previews of films, was vacant for years. Saved and restored, it’s filled with new businesses.
The Pirates have a chance to nab the NL Central crown with Josh Harrison winning the batting title, which would be tons of fun for everyone.
Reaction to an effort to put “In God We Trust” in the county council’s meeting room revealed a lack of historical and religious knowledge.
Some Republican strategists now think he may be their strongest candidate in 2016.
They’re lying about GOP foreign policy.
It’s getting a bit like an old Western, only instead of the farmers against the cattle ranchers, it’s the cyclists against the motorists.
There's been a bit of good, but a lot more bad and ugly for the Steelers so far, and Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin are far from blameless.
This week marks the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Even with all the Ravens are going through, it was the Steelers who looked like a wreck Thursday night in Baltimore.
Shouldn’t Ben Roethlisberger, the guy we accept as way more than merely good enough, be better than to lead such a sputtering offense?
It’s a great library now, this little slice of wonder in Manchester PreK-8 that had been all but barren.
We cannot forever attack people in other countries with impunity.
In honor of Fashion Week, let me describe how I prepare in the morning for another busy day at the word factory.
NFL and NBA grapple with some sensitive issues with varying degrees of success.
Troy Hill loses its greatest champion.
Significant actions to address the suicide crisis have been taking shape for a while, both locally and nationally.
LBJ chose not to run for re-election; Ford chose to pardon Nixon.
Obama’s ‘happy talk’ suggests he’s deluded about what's going on in the world.
Steelers defensive back William Gay turned in the play of a game in which it was a shame either team had to win.
Second-year receiver Markus Wheaton showed encouraging signs in the Steelers’ season-opening win, and his quarterback certainly noticed.
Some things might seem strange in the lead-up to Steelers-Browns, but other things not so much -- like the odds of a Browns victory.
Dick LeBeau doesn't hear the criticism of the Steelers defense, but at the same time he knows they can't disappoint again.
The former police captain from Wisconsin’s capital arrives with high praise from all quarters. Let the reforms begin.
Tomlin likely to remain one of NFL’s elite head coaches for a long time.
Patrick D. Gallagher, Pitt’s new chancellor, talks balancing education and athletics at one of the region’s leaders in research and fandom.
But foreign crises and presidential politics intrude.
Steelers facing the possibility of going 8-8 for a third consecutive year, but 9-7 or even 7-9 seems more likely.
While George W. Bush wasn’t Mr. Popularity by the end of his presidency, he always had diehard fans. Obama doesn’t have that luxury.
After all the injuries, slumps and losing streaks, the Pirates have stepped up. With the playoff race intensifying, expect more of the same.
Perhaps only a few times before have world leaders returned to their posts to so dangerous a mix of global conditions.
This page regularly runs “Random Acts of Kindness.” Might we get just as many letters if we went with “Random Acts of Rudeness”?
The only important thing to come out of the Thursday night’s 10-0 loss to Carolina was the Steelers injury report.
Mayor Sophie Masloff’s wage-tax cut is still with us, and so are more young workers.
Americans favoring letting the Islamic State and the other malevolent elements fight it out among themselves are, in my view, right.
Reliever Tony Watson stares down the pressure and silences the St. Louis Cardinals at key time in a key game.
Ike Davis and the Pirates converted a major tipping point Tuesday night, but can they do it again and again and again now that they need to?
It’s a corny game, but it makes summer fun.
Some people have dream jobs, some have dream vacations. You would be lucky to have both, but dreams are all about interpretation.