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State of Corruption: Indicting Hafer

What's manifestly troubling about Thursday's indictment of former Pennsylvania Treasurer Barbara Hafer — other than the allegation that she lied to federal investigators — is ...

Sunday pops

A "band of senators," meeting behind closed doors, this month blocked a move to force the Air Force to reveal how much the Air Force ...

Another solar mess: Taxpayers burned

Praised by the Obama administration as a shining example of clean energy realized, the massive Ivanpah solar power plant in California is facing a dim ...

Saturday essay: Beans & broth

The first green beans of the season have been consumed. Yes, they were a bit late this year; a lingering and robust crop of heat-tolerant ...

Featured Commentary
Cities should start saying 'No!' to hosting the Olympics

The overwhelming news in the lead up to the 2016 Olympics has been about the rampant dysfunction of the host city, Rio de Janeiro — ...

The broken mechanics of film tax credits

In 1812, Charles Redheffer tried to swindle Philadelphia by convincing city commissioners to invest in ...

The dumbest idea

If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would ...

The evolving relevance of journalists

The world never has seemed closer. Because of Facebook Live, a video-streaming service launched this year, online audiences can watch people around the world ...

It's best to ignore politicians

My Fox colleagues were in Cleveland this week, diligently interviewing Republicans. Next week, they'll interview Democrats. I'm glad they do it — because I despise ...

Letters to the Editor
Advice for arrestees

We have recently seen eight police officers murdered in Dallas and Baton Rouge. What we have not seen is the police rioting, looting, burning and ...

Will's limited options

Regarding George Will's column "GOP minds are at sea (but not the right one)" : Will made a veiled insinuation that the GOP should carefully ...

Sewickley Road rules ignored

It seems that there must be a class of citizens who believe they do not have to obey any of the stop signs in Sewickley. ...

Betting on a bad funding source

Once again, the commonwealth of Pennsylvania is relying on the dubious benefits of gambling to fund the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Years 2016-17. That ...

Bright Lines: Clinton email controversy & global terror

Trib readers weigh in on the Hillary Clinton email controversy and the global terror threat: Bill Angel, Baden: Regarding Hillary Clinton's use of ...

Don't cut GI benefits

In April 2008 I had the honor and privilege to attend a rally on the steps of the U.S. Capitol alongside dozens of fellow veterans. ...

No radar for local cops

Regarding the story, "Bill to allow radar for local police debated" (July 17): Giving local police radar is giving municipalities a cash cow. Most speed ...

No tolerance for assault masquerading as hazing

Regarding the hazing issue involving the Leechburg Area boys' basketball team: There is a difference between pulling harmless pranks and actual physical/sexual assault. Those incidents ...

Curb emissions, create jobs

Regarding the letter "Curbing carbon emissions" (July 6): We join in supporting the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's efforts to move forward on the ...

Franco's faulty reasoning

Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's most prominent apologist, Franco Harris, recently criticized "John Doe 150," who was 14 at the time he was ...