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Just Because

by Jimmy Cvetic

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On Populism

by Greg Curtis

Civilization is like a very fine suit of clothes that is just slightly too small for us. The term “populism” derives from the Latin, populus, meaning “people.” It doesn’t mean “people” …

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Things Seem Great with the Steelers, But…

by Matthew John Milligan

Something’s missing. That seems to be the general feeling among pundits of late, even as the Steelers sit comfortably atop the AFC North with a 3-​game lead over the Ravens.

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The Union Project

by Lori Jakiela

“Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread.” –Studs Terkel


Cokeless Steel?

by Mike Wereschagin

Power companies aren’t alone in their shift away from coal. Steelmakers, industry groups and the federal government are spending millions looking for a way to make steel without coke, the carbon-rich form of coal ...


Give a Little Whistle

by David Liebmann

It’s not until chapter 10 of Harper Lee’s famous novel that we are told of the magic of mockingbirds. Atticus Finch, lawyer and father extraordinaire, says, “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can …


Petrochemical Alley

by Jeffery Fraser

Shell Chemical Appalachia’s petrochemical complex has begun to rise from a dusty Beaver County brownfield that follows a slow bend in the Ohio River near Monaca. It took hefty tax incentives to secure it. …


What Lies Beneath: The Frick Gets Undressed

by Matthew John Milligan

It’s the first article of clothing you put on and the last one you take off. It comes in all shapes and sizes, colors and textures, ranging from exceedingly comfortable to helplessly imprisoned. …


Up in the Air, Part III

by Jeffery Fraser, Michael Wereschagin and Julia Fraser

A decade ago, as Consol Energy’s 150th anniversary drew near, top executives began to take stock in where the company stood as a leading producer of coal and where that path would take it. …

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Seek, and You Shall Find … Conflicting Investment Advice …

by Bruce Zewe

The run of this current Raging Bull of a stock market has been exceptionally long: eight-​plus years. (The average bull market has lasted four years, nine months.) In response there has been …

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Pointe in Time Gala Raises $630,000 for the Arts

by PQ Staff

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre hosted a sold-​out crowd of 555 for its Pointe in Time Gala: West Side Story Suite, Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Westin.

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A Bold Look at Race Through Art at the Carnegie Museum …

by Vicky A. Clark

When Vogue lauded “20 /​20: The Studio Museum of Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art” as the most important art show in America, they guaranteed a critical response. Setting aside …

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Investing in a Rigged Market, Part IV

by Greg Curtis

If we care about the health of free market economies, then we need to care about how efficiently capital is allocated in those economies. And if we care about efficient capital …

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Tommy the Unlikely Donut Man

by Kate Benz, photography by John Altdorfer

Tommy Gozion had never made a donut in his entire life. Which was weird, given the fact that he tacked some neon to the storefront along Route 8 and announced to …

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