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Longfellow’s classic poem inspired statesmen and reads especially well on Memorial Day.
Obama’s failures have created chaos in Iraq.
Hungarians have the mindset of an occupied people, we are told, which hasn’t changed all that much since the fall of Communism.
Mets ace Matt Harvey was no match for a Pirates lineup that gave its own stellar starter enough run support and then plenty more.
When can we start calling greedy corporate executives thugs, too?
It was upon reading the Business section of Wednesday’s Post-Gazette that I experienced true pangs of guilt about being a man.
The Heinz awards make you feel better about the world.
As founding president and sole member of the American Society of Curmudgeons, it falls to me to look askance at various societal changes.
Young left fielder seems capable of joining an all-time list of great outfielders in Pirates franchise history.
Seeing Mitt Romney in the boxing ring makes one wonder.
Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, the city and fans of the Skinny Building celebrate its facade restoration.
The Pirates are 18-20 after beating the Cubs Sunday, and even a wild-card berth seems like a stretch right now with the way they’re playing.
Pittsburgh’s new problem: Too many things to do.
From the first time he crossed my path — as a weatherman predicting hail “the size of canned hams” — Letterman has been part of my life.
Last week’s trade debate underlines significant shifts in national politics.
Pampered academics are the “privileged” ones.
Tax swap in Harrisburg is complex but tantalizing.
Roy McHugh, 99, is one of the last remaining eyewitnesses of the controversial “Phantom Punch” that helped launch Muhammad Ali’s career.
Ex-Pitt star LeSean McCoy, now in Buffalo, is way off-base with his vague racial allegations against his former coach with the Eagles.
Making predictions is a slippery slope as Washington’s Alex Ovechkin learned this week.
Jeb Bush has tried to sound reasonable about what amounts to an untenable political position — refusing to learn from recent disasters.
High school twins lose parents but find a way to persevere.
We Americans can learn a lot from British elections.
Deflategate reminds us how juvenile this fascination with the NFL really is.
Ironically, those most concerned about Jade Helm 15 aren’t bothered by militarization of the police or by what’s happening in urban America.
Inspiration and collaboration help Hazelwood woman open a new nursery in her neighborhood.
We shouldn’t be surprised by the ways the legacy of our racial wrongdoing manifests itself in our national life.
We’ve invented a dumb way to play password.
Citizens must know the basics of history and politics if they are to rule themselves wisely.
Liberalism, corruption and incompetence.
Is it so difficult to believe Tom Brady and New England have gained significant advantages through the years from their deflation tactics?
Be happy to be far from the dry West.
Freedom of speech controversies create some strange bedfellows.
Is this one of those You-Snore-As-The-Pirates-Snore promotions?
You’d be surprised how much solitude can be found in a county of more than 1.2 million people if you get off the roads.
America’s failure to invest in its cities and deal with race.
In this recent rut they’re in, the Pirates just can’t seem to hit their way to any kind of respectable scoring output.
As a break from the ever-depressing news cycle, let us play the philosopher this week by considering Life with a capital L.
Arrests of Baltimore police demonstrate progress is being made.
CMU design students hatch a grand boulevard plan for Smithfield Street Downtown.
No thanks to CMU, poker with computers somehow doesn’t sound like as much fun.
It’s a good problem to have: our vibrant city has overlapping festive events. Keeping Pirates fireworks from disrupting PSO can be done.
Vladimir Slepak helped lead his people to freedom, and he paid the price.
His community has rallied around him, his team has supported him, his parents have even leaned on Luke Blanock as he fights Ewing’s Sarcoma.
The strategy that would be removed from National League play is not worth whatever uptick in offense adding the DH might provide.
Witnessing a police arrest can be its own problem.
Their policies have failed black Americans.
In a draft filled with character issues, notably among pass rushers, the Steelers’ first-rounder seems to have a good head on his shoulders.
Baltimore mom is less of a hero than depicted by the media, but she’s surrounded by plenty of villains.
Variables, measurables, immeasurables, character ... they all come into play at NFL draft.