Editorials

'Trigger warnings': Keep it real

A recent National Public Radio survey of 800 college educators revealed that roughly half have utilized so-called "trigger warnings" — notes to students about sensitive ...

Saturday roundup

"Asking who won the (presidential candidates) debate is the wrong question. The question is, did watching the debate make undecided voters more likely to vote ...

The home health care ruling: A pig & a poke

Commonwealth Court got it right when it struck down Gov. Tom Wolf's odorous executive order that would allow unionization of home health care workers — ...

Laurels & Lances

On the "Watch List": • Unionized professors at state-owned universities. They're threatening a walkout on Oct. 19 over disputed contract negotiations. And this, they say, ...

Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances

Lance: To the Plum school board. Members won't get out from under the cloud of a teacher sex scandal by voting 4-3 to reinstate Superintendent ...

The 9/11 lawsuit bill: Override justified

Congressional leaders moved swiftly Wednesday to override President Obama's veto of a bill that would allow the families of victims of 9/11 to sue Saudi ...

The Thursday wrap

Last month's bombings in New York and New Jersey may be precursors to future terrorist acts, according to a confidential government report obtained by The ...

Clinton vs. Trump, Round I: Heard it all before

It had all the hype of a Super Bowl matchup. But it played out like an episode of "Bowling for Dollars" with more gutter balls ...

Flunking civics: Know your rights

Civics class, and principles of democracy class (or "problems" of democracy, depending on who you ask) are supposed to give young people a solid basis ...

Arnold Palmer: A legacy

In an era when multimillionaire athletes talk about their "legacies," Arnold Palmer was a notable exception. He never relished being called "The King." His accomplishments ...

Tuesday takes

Building on science: One of the jewels of the North Shore is planning to grow larger and more valuable for those drawn to it: The ...

Alle-Kiski Tuesday Takes

It's about time: The New Kensington- Arnold School District may finally move its embattled Ten Commandments monument from in front of Valley High School. This should've ...

IRS in the cross hairs: Targeting small businesses

Among public complaints piling up against the IRS of late is the criticism that enforcement teams from the government's tax collector specifically target small businesses ...

U.N. Watch: Obama's last act

In his final finger-wagging sermon before the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama last week saved some his most pointed criticism for the nation that ...

Another Homeland Security mess: The refugees memo

On the heels of the Obama administration's announcement that it wants to increase the number of refugees accepted into the U.S., an internal immigration memo ...

Sunday pops

The open-gate apologists for America's broken system of immigration got a wake-up call in a new study last week showing aliens consume up to $296 ...

Free speech: A closer look

Colin Kaepernick provides a lesson for all civics teachers who want to show their young students an example of what the First Amendment of the ...

Saturday roundup

Editor's note: Starting this Saturday, a new weekly roundup of opinion and commentary. Saturday Essay will return on an occasional basis: "In a rational ...

Pennsylvania liquor store profits? The PLCB's bottom line

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is proclaiming another period of record sales, which sounds great — until you look at the big picture. After factoring ...

Laurels & Lances

Laurel (with a caveat): Jeannette's vacant property registry. City council is moving ahead with a new ordinance that would require some property owners to register ...