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The Kathleen Kane chronicles: New and serious questions are being raised about the Pa. attorney general

The filing of conspiracy, bribery and other charges against two Democrat state lawmakers from Philadelphia made another sad day for Pennsylvanians and another bad day for Kathleen Kane. The state …

Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

On the “Watch List”: • Pitt’s athletic program. After two rocky tenures, the school has parted ways with Athletic Director Steve Pederson. The final straw came when head football coach …

Greensburg Laurels & Lances

Laurel: To pinching a tree pruner who allegedly clipped his clients. Eugene C. Askey, 39, showed up to be arraigned for scamming an elderly Hempfield couple, police said, and was …

Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances

Lance: To the Tarentum Council. The ol’ boys network is alive and well in Tarentum. The council hired its president, Tim Rapp, to be a water plant operator. Rapp, who …

Obama’s Cuba deal: More appeasement

President Barack Obama, the most deferential and, thus, most dangerous foreign policy president in modern American history, embarked Wednesday on another reckless path: “normalizing” relations with the despotic nation of …

The Thursday wrap

U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab, sitting in Pittsburgh, has taken considerable heat in some legal circles for ruling that parts of President Barack Obama’s deportation amnesty are unconstitutional. The rap …

Letters to the Editor

LCB: Asset to modernize

Regarding the news story “GOP may seek last push for Pa. action”: Despite state Rep. …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

A customer’s Comcast grudge

By Peter Funt
A diverse group including concerned parents, sports fans and even the Writers Guild of America is fighting the proposed merger of media monoliths Time Warner and Comcast. The effort is spearheaded by the nonprofit organization Public Knowledge, which claims the ...

Obama’s Cuba move

By Katie Pavlich
President Obama announced Wednesday that under his unilateral direction, the United States immediately will move to “normalize” its relationship with oppressive communist Cuba. For the first time in decades, a U.S. president made a direct phone call to the Castro ...

Should profiling be banned?

By Walter Williams
Last week, the Obama administration announced new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement. Before deciding whether this is good or bad policy, we might try to develop a description/definition of profiling. A good definition of profiling in general ...

The rise of Putinism

By Pat Buchanan
“Abe tightens grip on power as Japanese shun election.” So ran the headline of the Financial Times on the victory of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Sunday’s elections. Abe is the most nationalistic leader of postwar Japan. He is rebooting ...

Universities need more conservatives

By Jay Ambrose
The leftists are coming, the leftists are coming. No, wait. They are already here, not least of all in our universities, where they coexist with postmodernists but very few conservatives. Phooey on diversity, they say, and then they do extreme things ...

Thinking about torture

By Tribune-Review
For a long time I resisted the word “torture” when discussing the “enhanced interrogation techniques” used against high-value captives in the war on terror. I don’t think I can do that anymore. The report put out by Dianne Feinstein and ...

Focus on defeating ISIS

By Marco Rubio
It is clear that our efforts to defeat ISIS have been inadequate. Half-measures will not work against a growing threat from radical Islamists who are uniting fractured terrorist groups under one banner. ISIS now reaches from North Africa through the ...

Obama’s preschool takeover

By Michelle Malkin
The wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round, just like the endless cycles of big, bad government programs to federalize preschool and day care. The White House Summit on Early Education has unveiled $1 billion in new “investments” to ...

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Colin McNickle is on vacation.
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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Hardworking, small-town American exceptionalism
BEDFORD — Michael Corle’s exhausting work ethic, coupled with devotion to family and heritage, unites the edgy energy of the …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Wolf’s moves: Substance or fluff?
HARRISBURG — Tom Wolf, a wealthy businessman, campaigned on a theme that, if elected, he would be a different kind …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Kane should’ve used evidence — or brain
A prosecutor ignoring evidence is like a firefighter failing to unroll the hose. Both are potentially career-killing abdications of professional …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Protests changed the world
Every now and again, I get column requests, which rarely go the way the requestors likely expect. So why mess …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Dialogue needed on sex crimes
No one likes to talk about sexual violence. It’s a cultural taboo and a crime of secrecy that some victims …

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Q and A

Cynically manipulating race
Deneen Borelli is outreach director with FreedomWorks, president of Conservative Review, a Fox News contributor and author of the 2012 …

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Page of Books

One gun owner lives nightmare in New Jersey
Brian D. Aitken recounts his nightmare experience with New Jersey anti-gun laws and jurists in his new memoir, “The Blue …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

March of the Penguins
When President John F. Kennedy said, “For of those to whom much is given, much is required,” he could have …

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Tom Purcell

The downsides of living alone
The number of Americans who choose to live alone continues to grow. So finds a recent Current Population Survey by …

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Ralph R. Reiland

Wars & the opioid epidemic
U.S. fatalities totaled 4,489 in Iraq, 2003 through 2014, an average of 408 fatalities per year. U.S. fatalities totaled 2,354 …

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George F. Will

A Texas-sized plate dispute
WASHINGTON The Battle of Palmito Ranch near Brownsville, Texas, on May 13, 1865, is called the last battle of the …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

More choice, less democracy
Nearly everyone takes offense at being told that his vote will not determine the outcome of an election. But taking …

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Never been to Argentina? No problem, Mr. Ambassador
A career diplomat, he isn’t. But having helped raise $500,000 for President Obama ’s 2012 re-election campaign apparently was enough …

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