Seven little words: The fate of Obamacare turns on an interpretation

Thousands of Pennsylvanians and millions of Americans could lose the help they’re getting to buy health insurance.

Algeria’s unrest: Fracking triggers turmoil for a major oil producer

Algeria’s fracking opponents say it will foul the environment unnecessarily and that the resource is already exported in abundance.

Cupcake tax?: Tough action is needed against unhealthy foods

As the nation’s obesity continues to soar, it’s time to consider such unorthodox solutions for curbing unhealthy eating.

 A Big Belly Solar waste and recycling station on Smithfield Street in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Don’t trash recycling: Compliance goes soft and incineration returns

Reducing output should be the No. 1 goal. No. 2 should be to recycle.

Delay for Greece: Its new leaders have more time to deal with debt

What was achieved between the creditors and the new Greek government was a four-month postponement of the country’s Feb. 28 cash call.


David Shribman

David M. Shribman: Jeb Bush tiptoes above the falls

This is not his father’s Republican Party, nor even his brother’s.


Reg Henry

Reg Henry: Tasmania’s an oddly appealing Eden

If the continent of Australia were a work of calligraphy, the southern island state of Tasmania might be its period.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson: It's time to let go in Iraq and Afghanistan

Iraqis and Afghans must fight their own battles and determine their own futures.


Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly: Some journalists prefer snark to thoughtfulness

Evolution isn’t one of them, but some scientific controversies do bear on public policy.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: The trouble with the words ‘Islamic terrorism’

It’s important to keep in mind American is not at war with Muslims, or even most of them.


Diana Nelson Jones

Walkabout: Big push is on to spread recycling in Pittsburgh apartments

Fifteen apartment buildings in Allegheny County are upping their recycling efforts with help from the Pennsylvania Resources Council.


Gary Rotstein

Morning File: Let’s sort out confusion caused by cold

If we didn’t know better, we’d think it was February in Pittsburgh. Fortunately, there’s always good advice to be had at such times.


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