Opinion Columnists

Saturday Q&A: Ex-CIA chief warns of fitting policy to the 'narrative'

R. James Woolsey is the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, former ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe and current ...

Ending political 'one-upmanship'

LIGONIER George West has no doubt that he lives in the greatest country in the world. His view is not some throw-away political line ...

A study, a name and a guarantee

A study released this month by TRIP, (The Road Information Program) suggests that extending the Mon-Fayette Expressway from Jefferson to Monroeville would reduce traffic congestion, ...

The key issues facing Bruce Beemer

HARRISBURG Now the clean-up effort begins. Bruce Beemer, a former Allegheny County prosecutor, was nominated by Gov. Tom Wolf and likely will be confirmed by ...

Heyl: As seniors and hipsters descend, make sure you know the difference

Hookah fanatics have many reasons to settle in Pittsburgh. So do shuffleboard-playing septuagenarians. But although they share favorable living conditions here, there are subtle but important ...

Fábregas: Mylan needs to overturn Epipen cash grab

Heather Bresch isn't having a good month. Bresch is the CEO of Mylan, the maker of EpiPen, the device known for delivering a drug ...

Mental withdrawal can be as hard to accept as physical sports injury

The in-box invitations to register for Pittsburgh's Great Race keep reminding me I won't be gliding down Forbes Avenue this fall. Sadly, my left knee ...

Country music

Sometimes nothing hits home like the lyrics from a melancholy country music song. The country rock band "Confederate Railroad" nailed Donald Trump's current dilemma, with ...

America's lost love affair with cars

I'm a car guy. As a teen, I spent hours working on my dad's car, buffing and polishing it with the hope that I'd be permitted ...

Polarization, line-cutting & Trump

In the article "I spent 5 years with some of Trump's biggest fans," in the September/ October issue of Mother Jones, Arlie Russell Hochschild sums up ...

All eyes on the Silver State

LAS VEGAS — Nevada, which calls itself the "Battle Born State," actually was born prematurely because of Republicans' anxiety. Now, 152 years later, it again ...

Does your supermarket own part of your income?

You work and get paid. To whom do your after-tax earnings belong? Do they all belong to you or does some portion of them belong ...