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The Wilson Center deal: No more public money

So, why is the public being forced to pony up even more money to save Pittsburgh’s insolvent August Wilson Center for African American Culture? In a hardly transparent agreement reached …

The Thursday wrap

Convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal will, via audio recording, speak at Sunday’s fall commencement of Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt. He is a 1996 graduate of the school. Interim President …

The Ohio stay: Early voting’s ruse

The U.S. Supreme Court sent a strong message late Monday that it has little patience for those who endanger the franchise in the guise of enhancing it. The high court, …

Bibi’s warning

Firing back at critics, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped before the typically prejudicial United Nations on Monday and made plain what’s abundantly clear: Hamas, ISIS and all other “Islamic …

The rise of ISIS: Obama’s bus

It’s a pretty safe bet that President Obama won’t be invited to the CIA’s Christmas party this year. Mr. Obama, in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday, once …

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

Buctober arrives: The Pittsburgh Pirates welcome the Giants of San Francisco to PNC Park on Wednesday night in the one-and-done National League wild-card game. Not only is this the Battlin’ …

Letters to the Editor

Seek ‘post-combustion future’

I read with interest The Associated Press news story “GE to give Penn State $10M …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

In defense of companies fleeing the IRS

By Andrés Martinez
The Obama administration is not living up to its promise to move the country away from an arrogant, unilateral approach to the world. And it has not embraced a vision reflecting the fact that America is not the sole player …

Money in politics? Look for the union label

By Richard Berman
As the November elections get closer, voters in Pennsylvania will be bombarded with advertisements for candidates. Throw in issue advocacy advertisements and you’d be forgiven for wishing that political money would just evaporate. America’s labor unions, which have denounced the …

Obama, outside agitator

By Pat Buchanan
In his U.N. address, President Obama listed a parade of horrors afflicting our world: “Russian aggression in Europe,” “terrorism in Syria and Iraq,” rapes and beheadings by ISIS, al-Qaida, Boko Haram. And, of course, the Ferguson Police Department. That’s right. …

War protocol debates hamstring our defense efforts

By Jonah Goldberg
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly wants a mercenary army to supply the ground forces in the latest installment of the war on terror. And it seems the smart set can’t stop laughing. The Washington Post’s media blogger, Erik Wemple, called …

This is not our fight

By Bernard E. Trainor
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his band of ISIS zealots received international attention for their brutality and lightning sweep across Iraq, but the United States should know better than to respond with a clarion call to battle. We have already been …

Colorado’s guv in trouble

By Michelle Malkin
D.C. journalists called the latest Quinnipiac University poll results in Colorado’s tight gubernatorial race a “shocker.” But it’s a surprise only if you’ve been hopelessly trapped in a Beltway echo chamber. Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper is down 10 points against …

The race for governor: How Tom Corbett would address 3 pressing Pennsylvania issues

By Tom Corbett
Through hard work, innovation, strong leadership, a commitment to smaller government and lower taxes, the Corbett-Cawley administration is succeeding in building a stronger Pennsylvania. When …

The race for governor: How Tom Wolf would address 3 pressing Pennsylvania issues

By Tom Wolf
For nearly two years, I have traveled the commonwealth talking with workers, business owners and struggling families about the need for a fresh start to …

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Make Tom Wolf run through the weeds, Governor
“I don’t want to get into the weeds of the math,” Democrat gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf said during a campaign …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Lament of the fed-up voter
FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Marv Rach spent 38 of his 69 years as a registered Democrat. Now the Vietnam …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
The real Tom Corbett emerges
HARRISBURG — There have been few really good moments for Gov. Tom Corbett in his race for re-election against York …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Trouble tends to migrate
Miscreants are migratory. They always will find a place to mingle. They seem to have settled lately at Rizzo’s Margaritaville, …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: August Wilson Center’s fate brings a sigh from advocates for African American cultural facility
Emma Slaughter thinks often about what might have been. The news about developments in the bankruptcy case of Pittsburgh’s August …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Delaying Pa. medical marijuana bill hurts some who could benefit
Don’t let the weed smoke fool you. Just because the Pennsylvania Senate this week passed a medical marijuana bill, it …

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Q and A

Exploiting the Achilles’ heel of ISIS
Graeme Wood is a contributing editor to The New Republic and The Atlantic and the books editor of Pacific Standard. …

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Page of Books

How a lasting Mideast treaty came to be
The Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty negotiated at Camp David in 1978 and signed at the White House in 1979 — still …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

‘Is that all there is?’: The race for Pa. governor
If you caught the first Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate last week, you might have picked up an earworm, one of those …

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Tom Purcell

Religion & morality
Get this: Religious and nonreligious people are equally prone to immoral acts. So finds a new study by Saint Peter’s …

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Ralph R. Reiland

Upward redistribution
The people at my local pharmacy ask the same question every time I pick up my prescription. “Do you have …

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George F. Will

New case for term limits
“The legislative department is everywhere ... drawing all power into its impetuous vortex.” — James Madison Federalist 48 WASHINGTON Unfortunately, …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

Bad arguments for good policy
History and sound analysis supply many reasons for those of us who celebrate mass prosperity to support free markets. Yet …

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Whispers

Pa. tops for campaign TV spending
Weary of seeing campaign commercials every time you turn on the TV? You should be. Pennsylvania has the dubious distinction …

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