HELSINKI, Finland In 2010, two Kenyan women, Jamila Abbas and Susan Oguya, were angered by newspaper reports about middlemen exploiting smal
President Barack Obama boasted at a United Auto Workers conference last week that General Motors was back in business, producing cutting-edg
While many have eloquently pointed out the important role transit plays in the economic and social well-being of our region ...
There's nothing like walking with Joe Horne when you're among the nearly 1,000 photos in the Teenie Harris exhibit, because nobody knew the
Tuesday's primaries and caucuses, billed as "Super Tuesday," left Republicans and everyone else with a little more clarity ...
Sure, let's return to the Bush doctrine of bomb first, think later
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is looking for a professional firm to manage the agency on an interim basis ...
There's nothing like a long weekend to make a Tuesday morning every bit as grim as a Monday morning.
For as much as social media can be useful, this is one editorial that we hope you won't text to someone who might be driving.
Our political umbrage episodes are orgies of insincerity
Close to 38 percent of Northgate School District students suffered from asthma in 2008-09.
France, Iran, Mexico, Russia and the United States hold elections this year; each will say they are democratic.
Some presidential candidates surge toward a nomination, some sneak up upon a nomination in the dead of night.
Gov. Tom Corbett is right to pressure the Port Authority for a cost-cutting contract to take effect July 1.
Out of the blue, an old buddy of mine this week sent me some photos of us as soldiers in Vietnam back when we were young and stupid.
As a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh, I have a significant issue with the new budget cuts proposed by Gov.
Forbes.com loves Pittsburgh. It might even be a love bordering on obsession, given the honors the website has bestowed recently.
Candidates backing Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, were the big election winners Friday in its 290-seat parliament,
Legislators should be wary of changing a system that works
Hey, I'm guessing yours isn't a whole lot better, Snooki fan
On Friday's "Real Time With Bill Maher," panelist James Carville cut through the latest culture war kerfuffle with a perfect sound bite:
The story of the scholar and the stunt man
No one thinks about sewers until they back up.
Broadcaster Rush Limbaugh has the perfect little racket going.
I agree with your Feb. 23 editorial "Selective Competition" about the hypocrisy of UPMC wanting a one-year contract with Highmark for
Although Vladimir V. Putin was elected president Sunday by a wide margin, more than 63 percent of the vote, thousands of Russians
As necessary and welcome as Rush Limbaugh's apology to Sandra Fluke is, there's a bigger victim of his ill-chosen remarks still waiting
Garfield and good news don't often go hand in hand.
As a woman who has been viciously slashed by Rush Limbaugh, I can tell you, it's no fun.
Kudos to state Sen. Jake Corman ("GOP Leader Talks Against College Cuts").
Last month ground was broken on the Smithsonian Institution's 19th museum.
We can't fault the state Department of Corrections for erring on the side of caution in suspending eight prison guards ...
What happens in Ohio politics never stays in Ohio, and there are two storylines here on the eve of Super Tuesday.
"The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord. The next and most urgent counsel is to take stock of reality." -- William F. Buckley
A few days before President Barack Obama spoke of a future with cars powered by natural gas, Lutitia Clipper drove one of those through the
Heidi Opdyke offers a guided tour of the twists and turns of a musical world that is thriving in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh is used to street closures and traffic jams due to movie shoots.
By unearthing the issue, the Supreme Court will force Obama to stake out a position unpopular with swing voters
Charles Kenny at ForeignPolicy.com: "After 30 years of greed being good and rising tides lifting all boats, inequality -- or 'class warfare,
Illogical jobs talk Much of the reaction to Rick Santorum's recent statements have focused on his distaste for President Kennedy's
What they see is what they get
Why is it so hard to let someone die? asks Dr. CRAIG BOWRON
My thoughts on the proposed Port Authority transit fare hikes and route cuts: Pittsburgh has the potential to become a world-class
The New York Police Department's surveillance and data compilation activities directed against Muslims in the United States show a
IT WAS MR. BUMBLE in Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" who uttered the immortal line, "If the law supposes that, then the law is a ass, a
Facts that speak for themselves
Obama policies are likely to ignite more price increases
They're high-tech, low-tech and worldwide, discovers columnist PAMELA DVORAK
And they are betraying the American people, complains columnist CLIVE CROOK
Colleges will still diversify, writes professor STEPHEN JOEL TRACHTENBERG
I dreamed I was working at The Cage again, / but the draft was kicked and the regulars / all parodies of themselves ...
By Tom Tomorrow
WASHINGTON -- It's been a wild ride, but the storyline of the Republican race remains remarkably simple and constant: It's Mitt Romney and t
They are four fiscal phonies
I'm thinking Dragon Lin. Maybe that is too ethnic. How about Lion Lin? It's alliterative. Fast, agile, jumps well.
It's cold but cozy, and Icelanders address problems head-on
I can't be the only woman astonished to see Rick Santorum awarded a national pulpit for his anti-contraception, "family values"
Woodland Hills High School basketball star Shakim Alonzo was a model student athlete.
Population growth normally would be good news for the city of Pittsburgh, but that's not true when the expansion is taking place among
One of the first things I did when I came across news of conservative pundit Andrew Breitbart's death Thursday was scan the Internet.
Hines Ward has been such a mainstay in the Pittsburgh Steelers organization that an outsider asked whether Heinz Field was named after
The members of the United Food and Commercial Workers who I represent have long supported efforts to modernize the Pennsylvania Liquor
North Korea's statement after talks with the United States that it is ready to deal on its nuclear weapons program offers plenty of
So it's no wonder you see more of it during election years
Mitt gets weirder, Rick gets creepier, Republicans get worried-er
As the saying goes, sometimes a driver needs eyes in the back of his head, especially to avoid a tragedy such as running over an unseen
There is nothing, and I mean nothing, like rising crude-oil prices to make sensible people go all wobbly in the head.
You almost know Shirley Gernsback is a retired teacher before she tells you.
But some people are more than willing to distort the facts.
In response to the "Bar This Tax" editorial (Feb. 27):
I don't see any kingmakers around
Affirmative action in higher education is on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time since 2003.
Our organization made a mistake, but we go on fighting to rid this community of breast cancer
If you get arrested, you're not welcome on Pittsburgh Housing Authority property.
Tuesday night's victories by candidate Mitt Romney in primaries in Arizona and Michigan, coupled with the announcement by Maine Sen. Olympia
A story of the two-Cadillacs fallacy
We've got to know where the big money comes from
Who knew that rats cared? They do. I read about it in the Post-Gazette -- "Research Shows Empathy in Rats."
Haiti has done it again, compounding its already grave economic and social problems by creating a political tangle that cripples governance
Pennsylvania's state-owned and state-related universities have attracted an influential ally in their opposition to Gov. Tom Corbett's propo
We in Pittsburgh pride ourselves on living in a great city.
They're the ones who hide as their party hunts for heretics
The late John Cutler, a former U.S. Public Health Service doctor who later became a University of Pittsburgh professor, left a trail of pain
There is a rumor going around that the Republican Party is currently involved in primary elections for the purpose of successfully nominatin
Republicans rejoiced when they started; now ... not so much
Disturbing reports about the French manufacturer that sold faulty silicone breast implants in Europe and South America containing industrial
In 1960, when Thomas Mallon was in the fourth grade, he wore his Nixon-Lodge button to school and warned classmates that John Kennedy was to
President Barack Obama's new proposal for corporate tax reform has good bones.
It's finally sinking in.
A strong, reliable public transportation system is vital to our strength and success as a region. Simply put, we can't be without it.
Pittsburgh's South Side is getting noisier and rowdier than a typical Saturday night, and this time it's not drunken bar patrons generating
Forum editor GREG VICTOR explains the situation from Pakistan's point of view
The stakes are high for Pakistani journalists. They can cover almost everything but in many cases only if they face down threats.
They say President Barack Obama is a Muslim, but if he isn't, he's a secularist who is waging war on religion. On some days he's a Nazi, but
As I was driving to work the other day, I heard a news reporter pose a question about the GOP presidential candidates I would have never tho
Social scientist EDWARD GLAESER tells an unsung success story
SOME OF THE HAPPIEST words spoken in America are these: Pitchers and catchers report to spring training.
The Atlantic Wire mentioned an Amy Davidson blog item for The New Yorker on Barack Obama and religion:
It's been almost 23 years, but I still can't forget Joe LoCurto's incredulous look when I told him, as we were heading down to Pittsburgh's
Facts that speak for themselves