The president and CEO of U.S. Steel, David Burritt, said he believes that President Donald Trump will take strong, decisive action against foreign steel dumping. We hope he is right. A real crackdown — long past due — not only would help American steelmakers' bottom lines but shore up national security. During the Cold War, the federal government was so concerned about America's steel-making capacity that it stockpiled the raw materials needed for production. Now, communities nationwide are struggling with pollution caused by those sites.
Society looks askance at the inebriated person who gets behind the wheel and the one who texts while driving. But no such opprobrium faces the groggy driver. Perhaps America is too tired to notice him.
Climate change is likely to be the first issue where U.S. domestic and foreign policy, under the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump, will collide with the international community.
PITTSBURGH — It had been a long time since the Pittsburgh Penguins won the first two games of an NHL playoff series. They probably couldn’t have picked a better time...
Secondhand smoke is dangerous. Sucking in carcinogens from someone else’s cigarette, cigar or pipe is responsible for the deaths of 41,000 nonsmokers each year, can cause Sudden Infant Death syndrome, respiratory problems and reduced lung function in children, and increased risk of stroke in adults. That’s why the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development wants to eliminate smoking from the public housing it administers.
The Iranian government has an immediate opportunity to rebut criticism of the new diplomatic agreement aimed at curtailing its nuclear ambitions with a show of good faith. Its leaders can start by releasing the three — maybe four — Americans who are imprisoned or missing in Iran. Even as the United States, Iran and other world powers wrapped up the nuclear accord last week, Iranian authorities resumed the political show trial of Jason Rezaian, a reporter for the Washington Post who is ludicrously accused of spying for this country. Also detained in Iran are Amir Hekmati, a former U.S.
Buying a cup of coffee is getting risky for introverts. Last month, McDonald’s asked random customers to hug strangers or blow kisses to get their orders for free. Now, Starbucks baristas are writing “Race Together” on their biodegradable cups and engaging customers in conversations about race. It’s the Seattle-based chain’s latest effort to solve the world’s ills, this time racial tension at home.
If Martin Luther King Jr. hadn’t been assassinated in 1968, he would have turned 86 Thursday.
No: Obama must resist new combat role Given the United States’ 11 years of involvement in Iraq as an invader, occupier and, most recently, facilitator and ally, it is difficult for the government and Americans to watch what is happening there with equanimity. The United States withdrew its forces from Iraq at the end of 2011, with what it said was a democratically elected government in place and with ample armed forces poised to defend that government, which America had trained and equipped.