The City Paper endorses Mark DeSantis for Mayor. (C-P, Team Effort)
"Will Dowd get the prestigious finance-committee chair, as many think he might?" (C-P, Charlie Dietch)
Chris Potter to UPMC: We are on to you. (C-P, Chris Potter)
Kimberly Ellis has thoughts (C-P, Kimberly Ellis):
King criticized the continuing de facto economic segregation and inherent inequality, the extreme disparities in the educational system. He railed against poor housing and unemployment and underemployment. But today, there is no King to shield us from the callous attacks that insist that poor people have cultivated a "culture of poverty" and that, indeed, it is their very culture that keeps them poor.
Scholar Cornel West calls this era "the ice age" because "it is the age of indifference ... to peoples' suffering." This is how and why we hear people talking about giving poor people "handouts" while they enrich themselves on corporate welfare. And only this indifference can explain the extreme cruelty exhibited in the so-called recovery of New Orleans, and everywhere Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Bush struck the Gulf Coast.
By the way, we may have promised you something more in today's Pittsburgh Comet. We may have lied. Just familiarize yourself with the P-G article and with the Revelations post and you'll be alright.
The city/county offer was so weak, it may not really qualify as news.