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Opinion/The Review


Myopic automakers should embrace today’s high-tech gearheads, not attempt to stifle their innovations

Automakers trying to use copyright law to prevent vehicle owners, aftermarket suppliers and independent mechanics from tinkering with electronic control units should be careful what they wish for. Lobbying group …

Sunday pops

Actors’ Equity, the national union representing stage actors, has decided to force a number of small Los Angeles theaters to pay the minimum wage. New and veteran thespians love the …

The Box

Dear Plum administrators: Hell hath no fury like a DA nipping at your heels. Yours, Old Man River. …

Obama’s problem: He denies reality

President Obama’s penchant for not acknowledging reality continues with his administration’s refusal to label the Ottoman Turks’ purge of Christian Armenians, which began 100 years ago Friday, as the genocide …

Saturday essay: Cruel civilities

“April is the cruelest month,” wrote T.S. Eliot. And looking outside on this cold late April morning that’s attempting to shake off a rather forlorn week of weather, it would …

Armstrong County Laurels & Lances

Laurel: To Randy Cloak. Before Mr. Cloak resigned as president of the Kittanning Council, he proposed that the Armstrong School District give his borough soon-to-be-empty school buildings for development into …

Letters to the Editor

Anti-Semitism persistent

Regarding the news story “Nazi guard’s trial ‘a gift’ for survivors”: TThere are two points …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

The only thing we have to fear is Tom Wolf’s tax plan

By Elizabeth Stelle
Kermit Bell is worried about his mother, Louise. Like many seniors, Louise Bell, 90, sold her house when she moved to a Palmyra, Pa., nursing ...

Martin O’Malley heads the new Know-Nothing Party

By Jonah Goldberg
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is thinking about running for president on the Democrats’ ticket by appealing to the populist fans of Sen. Elizabeth Warren ...

Einstein’s unceasing battle for privacy

By Paul Halpern
April 18 marked the 60th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s death. The scientific community also is celebrating this year the centennial of his masterly general theory ...


By Tribune-Review
“2016 will be a year that changes America. Either real Americans are able to take the Republican Party and the nation back or America goes the way of other formerly great nations. In 2016, either the tea party will lead ...

The battle for control of Pa. public schools

By Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan
Gov. Tom Wolf and House Republicans have found significant common ground on property tax reform and that should be a warning that something terrible is ...

This perverse law won’t flag child abusers

By Abby W. Schachter
Jerry Sandusky is a very bad man. He spent years working at Penn State and he spent years molesting boys. Do these two facts mean that everyone who works at a university should be suspected of being as evil as ...

The chaos that surrounds Israel

By Roey Gilad
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his famous 1933 inaugural address in which he said that “the only thing we have to fear is fear ...

No kicking the can down the road in Italy

By Tribune-Review
Every mature democracy might be unhappy in its own way. But in the need for — and obstacles to — reform, they share certain challenges. So insights that Italian premier Matteo Renzi offered during a visit to The Washington Post ...

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Step right up for a $10.10 minimum wage? No thanks
Cue the barker! Bring on the hurdy-gurdy man! Yes, the carnival is back in town, kids! Gather ’round for the …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Elites, media & character
American culture is at odds with a lot of things that shade its values, character and work ethic. Most notable …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Chuck Ardo’s front-row circus seat
HARRISBURG Seldom has the appointment of a press secretary prompted so much interest at the Capitol. It’s because of who …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Health-minded, trendy diners doom landmark eatery Del's
Historically, this is a big blow to Pittsburgh’s Little Italy. For 65 years, Del’s Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo was one …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Those annual physical checkups might not be needed
If you’re like most Americans, you probably see your doctor at least once a year. We’ve been told annual checkups …

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Q and A

‘Substance’ marks e_SSRq16 GOP field
Former White House press secretary Dana Perino is co-host of the Fox News Channel’s “The Five” (airing weekdays at 5 …

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Page of Books

Beyond WW II glory & Hollywood glamour, survivor’s guilt & PTSD
Returning to the spotlight a “Greatest Generation” battlefield hero turned movie star whose fame has faded, David A. Smith’s “The …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

‘Poor Joe!’
Giuseppe Siragusa, Pittsburgh’s “Yeast Baron,” found himself atop the booze business in the waning days of Prohibition. Siragusa had built …

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Tom Purcell

Legal monkey business
Legal rights for animals? Not so fast. A few weeks ago, says the New York Post, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice …

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Ralph R. Reiland

Not even a ‘trickle’ of sound economics
Below are two quotes that reveal a completely flawed understanding of how the U.S. economy operates and how economic freedom, …

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George F. Will

A Graham candidacy’s fun factor
WASHINGTON In 1994, Lindsey Graham, then 39 and a South Carolina legislator, ran for Congress in a district that he …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

What’s so
Josh Billings famously quipped, “The trouble ain’t what people don’t know; it’s what they know that ain’t so.” He was …

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Heavy Boston snow lightens Kerry’s wallet
John Kerry has no trouble flying to Kiev for a diplomatic mission, but he apparently can’t make it to Kmart …

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