Commentary

Operation Varsity Blues cheating scandal shows why elite colleges should use a lottery to...

The college admission cheating scandal recently announced by the Department of Justice shows why colleges should admit students via lottery, argues an expert on college admissions.

The Operation Varsity Blues college admission scandal grew out of a system that was...

The college admission scandal that involved big bribes, coaches and Hollywood actors grew out of a system that favors rich parents and gives coaches too much leeway in admissions, a Villanova University sociologist argues

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The Right-to-Know Law is perfect. It’s strong, but it can be stronger

Report: Will Pittsburgh’s gun-ban put more of the city’s black residents in harm’s way?...

"If it’s proposing to disarm black people, no, not in the age of Trump, and Charlottesville," one local activist says.

Pittsburghers love where they live — but survey finds room for improvement | The...

There's a significant difference in how white and black residents feel about Allegheny County.

Pregnant women shouldn’t have to choose between a job and a healthy baby |...

By Jeannette CoxPregnant women in low-income work often face an unappealing choice: lose their job or perform duties that endanger their health and that of their baby.Walmart, the biggest private employer in the U.S.,...

When it comes to passing hate crimes laws, go beyond mere statistics | Opinion

This is a case where we need to go beyond the numbers when deciding an issue that may be one more based on morality than science.