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Updated: 2018-01-21T12:06:26

 



flag-1021

2018-01-18T13:17:40

Not checkers. Not Chinese checkers. Chinese checkers in three dimensions.



Web-Forum012118

2018-01-16T09:06:54

Horace Greeley, founder and editor of The New York Tribune, said, “Go west, young man, and grow with the country.” In the movie “The Graduate,” Dustin Hoffman is advised to go into “plastics.” 



Amazon fever: As Pittsburgh and Philly vie, equal state support is vital 

2018-01-19T13:04:14

As actors say about the Academy Awards, it’s an honor to be nominated in the Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes. On Thursday, Amazon announced that Pittsburgh is one of the 20 places in contention for the prize of hosting its second headquarters, whittling down the list from 238 entries. Not to be snooty, but the good people of Brunswick, Maine, probably didn’t really think they had much of a chance.



Staying with JCPOA: The Iran accord passes another routine check

2018-01-19T11:35:25

The United States on Friday again certified Iran’s observance of the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed upon in 2015 between China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Iran. It traded Iran’s development of its nuclear weapons program for the other parties’ relaxation of economic sanctions against it.



Andrew McCutchen will be missed off the field, too

2018-01-18T11:59:20

On the heels of the Gerrit Cole trade, I was distressed to learn that the Pirates had traded Andrew McCutchen (Jan. 16, “A Giant Loss: McCutchen Is Headed to San Francisco”). Not only has Andrew been a Most Valuable Player and five times an All Star, but for the past nine years, he has been the heart of the Pirates franchise. 



NS-SENATESECURITYHARRASSMENT-Redrawing-America-Imbalance-of-Power-6-14-2

2018-01-19T12:46:54

After reading the editorial “Sanity on Security: Why Does the State Senate Need a Security Team, Too?” (Jan. 4), I felt compelled to respond. This call for the elimination of security protection is astonishing.



gender-0121

2018-01-18T09:53:16

Len Caric is CEO of Uncle Charley’s Sausage Co. Janis Burley Wilson is CEO of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. They are the newly elected co-chairs of the Women and Girls Foundation board of directors (wgfpa.org).



Obama-vs-Trump-012118

2018-01-17T16:30:26

We’re coming up on the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s presidency. Is it just me, or does it feel as though a lot of time has gone by? Can it really be just a year?



Infrastructure012118

2018-01-17T14:31:33

John Plonski is a former executive deputy secretary for Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests.



pakistan-forum-0121-1

2018-01-19T07:40:34

S. Amjad Hussain is an emeritus professor of surgery and humanities at the University of Toledo (aghaji@bex.net). This piece was first published in The Blade, the Post-Gazette’s sister newspaper in Toledo, Ohio.



underwater-forum-0121

2018-01-19T12:59:50

KUTUBDIA, Bangladesh — Anyone who doubts climate change should come to this lovely low-lying island, lapped by gentle waves and home to about 100,000 people.



immigration-0121

2018-01-18T13:27:49

Jay Cost, a contributing opinion writer to the Post-Gazette and a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard, lives in Butler County (JCost241@gmail.com.)



The Pittsburgh Pirates need a new owner

2018-01-19T15:32:01

I always said if Cutch goes I don’t go to PNC Park. I meant it. My wish for 2018 is that someone who cares about the Pirates gives owner Bob Nutting enough money to satisfy his penny-pinching soul and buys the team. Mr. Nutting is not building for any future. He’s only building his bank account.



Pirates ownership is offering discount baseball

2018-01-19T15:30:09

I think maybe the Pittsburgh Pirates should finally think about changing their name to the Pittsburgh thrift exchange. In other words, get what you need at discount prices.



Voters want the truth, so please carefully fact-check candidates

2018-01-19T15:28:37

I have one request of the Post-Gazette relative to the upcoming elections:



Trump supporters need a reality check about the economy

2018-01-19T15:26:37

Well, I suppose the Trump-ets have reason to blare since the economy is doing well. Of course they seem to believe that such a complex system turns on a dime and real growth only occurred once President Barack Obama left office.



Next0121-Strauss

2018-01-08T16:39:45

When the first Amish and Mennonite families reached Pennsylvania in the 1700s, they brought along genetic mutations that, when passed to their children, could result in infant death or lifelong debilitating conditions.



8vs00kpv

2018-01-19T14:17:19

A couple of my longtime neighbors could hardly be further apart politically or closer in the ways they enjoy our part of the world.



afghan-girls

2018-01-19T17:52:17

The United States has a history of highs and lows in its relations with Pakistan, a South Asian nation of more than 210 million people.



CMU-campus

2018-01-17T15:51:43

Carnegie Mellon University has hit on an interesting strategy for predicting which industries are most likely to be affected by artificial intelligence in coming years — knowledge that has the potential to affect government policy, career training and economic planning. This work has important implications for helping prepare for — and derive the most benefit from — technological advances ahead.