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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s travails

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:09:53 EST

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without,” the great Chinese philosopher Confucius wrote centuries ago. Indeed it does. But when ...(image)

Education savings accounts: A case for choice

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:09:53 EST

School choice took a welcomed step forward with a ruling by Nevada’s highest court, which upheld the constitutionality of education savings accounts, contrary to the ...(image)

Sunday pops

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:09:53 EST

PoliticsPA reports that numbers updated after Pennsylvania’s Oct. 11 voter registration deadline show Democrats’ statewide edge extending by 1,396 voters, to 4,157,140, with registered Republicans ...(image)

Damage to Trump’s brand will linger

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:09:53 EST

“When you mess with reputation it is often fatal.” That’s from Nir Kossovsky, president and chief executive of Steel City Re, which analyzes reputational risk ...(image)

Overtime rule ruins workplace flexibility

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:06:51 EST

You’ve probably heard about employers who block workers’ access to personal email accounts on work computers. But now, thanks to a new Department of Labor ...(image)

Thanksgiving in perspective

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:21:51 EST

I would like to say kudos to all the malls and stores participating in the Thanksgiving Day closings. Right now the world needs more family ...(image)

Back to the bargaining table

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:18:55 EST

Pittsburgh is a great city. But it can’t be great anymore if the PSO is not functioning because of the PSO management’s refusal to negotiate ...(image)

Kaepernick’s complaint

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:18:55 EST

So Colin Kaepernick thinks he and people of color are oppressed in America. First of all, I’m white. Is white not a color? Also, what ...(image)

Coverage in question

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:18:55 EST

I noticed the articles in your Pittsburgh edition have continually become more liberal. I noticed many of them are authored by The Washington Post. No ...(image)

Ryan’s political mistake

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:18:55 EST

Although Speaker of the House Paul Ryan may be a man of high principle and moral standard, a brilliant politician he is not. His decision ...(image)

‘Rigging’ a poor excuse

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:18:49 EST

Back when Braddock was a Democrat stronghold, loyalty to the political machine was the order of the day. It had been that way under the ...(image)

The Jerry Springer election

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:18:49 EST

“I can’t take it anymore. This stupid presidential election has turned into a lousy Jerry Springer show.” “Ah, yes, you speak of a series of ...(image)

A measure of the country’s metabolism

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:18:49 EST

MILWAUKEE In 49 states, when you order breakfast in a restaurant you might be asked if you would like pancakes or an omelet. In Wisconsin, ...(image)

Saturday roundup

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:30:54 EST

“Hillary’s dream of open borders would send the wages and incomes of millions of Americans into a free fall. At the same time, it would ...(image)

The soda tax: A sour aftertaste

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:30:53 EST

The cost of sugary drinks is on the ballot in some California and Colorado cities as the nanny state attempts to extend its reach. But ...(image)

Freedom to work

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:27:51 EST

If a person wants to go into business as a taxicab owner, what requirements should be imposed to protect the public? The prospective taxicab owner ...(image)

A better choice for president

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:27:51 EST

Hillary Clinton is a manipulative, power-mad politician. Donald Trump is a selfish, sexist, narcissistic bully. These are our choices on Nov. 8? The leading candidates’ ...(image)

Keep bank branch open

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:21:46 EST

A few weeks ago, PNC Bank sent out letters stating that the bank is closing the Jeannette Lincoln Heights branch. Why? Because someone decided we ...(image)

Don’t judge others

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:21:46 EST

A letter was published recently expressing the evil of one of the presidential candidates and recommending that churches open on election day. This of course implies ...(image)

Election issues to ponder

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:21:45 EST

Excerpts taken from Holy Love Ministries and some thoughts on the upcoming election. Move away from consideration to temperament and personality. Scrutinize the issues and how ...(image)

The case for Trump I

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:18:47 EST

I am a veteran and registered as a Democrat. I am voting for Donald Trump for president. There are a number of reasons but I ...(image)

The case for Trump II

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:18:47 EST

I see a striking parallel between firebrand Trump and firebrand Thomas Paine, who was with Washington’s army during its retreat to Valley Forge in December ...(image)

Learn about stuttering

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:18:47 EST

Today is International Stuttering Awareness Day. Did you know that 70 million people worldwide stutter — more than the population of France? For nearly 70 ...(image)