Confronting Russia: Ukraine atrocity needs stout response short of war

The downing of MH17 shows that Russian aggression harms more than just Ukraine. Its actions should come at a cost.

Time for a police chief: The stage is set and the city needs strong leadership

Mayor Bill Peduto says he will have a qualified chief in place sometime after Labor Day.

 A Lyft car takes to the road.

Here’s hoping: The PUC takes a step forward on ride sharing

It unanimously approved emergency licenses that allow ride-share companies Lyft and Uber to operate legally in Allegheny County.

Indonesia decides: World’s third-largest democracy picks a new chief

Indonesia has more or less completed the election of a new president, Joko Widodo.

Improper probes: Report finds excesses in targeting terror suspects

Human Rights Watch has released a blistering report on investigative and prosecutorial abuses in American terrorism investigations.



David Shribman

David M. Shribman / The choice of Cleveland

Republicans won’t find it as easy to choose a candidate once they gather there.


Tony Norman

Tony Norman: Put the horror of executions on public view

Executions have become so appalling that everyone should be forced to watch them.


Sally Kalson

Health care sabotage 101

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


Reg Henry

Reg Henry: Mother Goose and chicks visit home nest

When you write a newspaper column, it is advisable to read as much as you can. This week my reading included “Mother Goose.”


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson / Where is America’s heart?

Compassion seems lacking on nearly every front: immigration, unemployment, the Middle East ...


Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly / Send the kids back home

Illegal immigration exploded shortly after President Barack Obama issued an executive order halting some deportations.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: High court gets it right on religious liberty

Contraception case showed Supreme Court can prize religious freedom, and more chances will come to show it.


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