Decisive outcome: The Scottish vote ends well for Great Britain

The results Thursday night were a clear 55 percent to 45 percent affirmation of the Scots’ desire to remain in the United Kingdom.

Self-borrowing: Corbett’s spending plan shouldn’t require a loan

The General Fund would be in better shape if Mr. Corbett had gone after more revenue from shale gas drillers.

 An honor guard carries the casket of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson on Thursday in Scranton.

An attack on all: The trooper ambush is an affront to Pennsylvania

The incident in Blooming Grove shows that our first responders face constant danger.

Ebola’s challenge: Containing it won’t be easy for the United States

The United States plans to send 3,000 military personnel to West Africa with a mission to train Liberian medical workers.

Discordant notes: The city’s musical gems struggle to keep shining

The Pittsburgh community must hope that creative marketing helps to sustain the PSO and the opera.



Sally Kalson

Health care sabotage 101

The GOP, not a botched website, is the real obstacle.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson / Don’t sweat the small stuff

The president should focus on China, India, Russia, Germany — not Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, the world equivalent of double-A baseball.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: In ignorance we trust

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.


Diana Nelson Jones

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Paramount building’s sequel is a new start Uptown

The sturdy building, where theater owners saw previews of films, was vacant for years. Saved and restored, it’s filled with new businesses.


Gary Rotstein

Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Roger Goodell, lend me your ear

Roger,  I’m writing out of concern for the image and future of a league without which it would be hard to imagine life in Pittsburgh.


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