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Closing Gitmo: More games

President Obama's Gitmo roulette to empty the prison in Cuba has drawn a lawsuit from the Kansas attorney general, who says politics has stifled his ...

Saturday essay: A close encounter

"What's that?," asked a startled Winslow, the darker of the Torbie litter sisters as they lounged on the back deck, finding shade under the crab ...

Releasing John Hinckley is a mistake

After 35 years, would-be Ronald Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr. is scheduled to be freed from a mental hospital one week from today. But that ...

Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

Lance: To parsing games. Those in officialdom, including Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay, believe his appearance — in uniform — before the Democrats' convention this ...

Greensburg Laurels & Lances

On the Watch List: • Politics on the public dime? The allegation from deputies that they were forced to work on Westmoreland County Sheriff ...

Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances

Laurel: To Armstrong County Judge Kenneth Valasek. The judge apparently wants to hold Christopher McNeely accountable for almost getting his 6-year-old son shot to death. ...


Dems should duplicate GOP rebellion

When Debbie Wasserman Schultz finally was exposed for stacking the deck in favor of Hillary Clinton — something Bernie Sanders had said during the campaign ...

Some facts on immigration

One of the issues in the November election is immigration, illegal and legal. The United States takes in approximately 80,000 refugees a year. A selective ...

Watch what they do, not what they say

There's an old adage that I learned about presidential politics a long time ago: If you want to know what the Democrats are up ...

Web of lies

I found the turmoil of the Democrat's convention very amusing. Those emails about Bernie Sanders made it lively. Here is one possibility about the events leading ...

Cardille irreplaceable

There will never be another Bill Cardille: local television pioneer, classy, suave, genteel, talented, genial, always with a warm and engaging smile, able to talk ...

Cruz should emulate Palmer, Roger

After watching Ted Cruz commit political suicide at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, I can tell you that his handlers must hire him a ...




Tracking 'Clinton Cash'

This week, as Democrats fawned over Hillary Clinton, I'm struck by how both Clintons continue to thrive despite their remarkable record of sleazy dealings. The ...

Email leak outs DNC

Thanks to WikiLeaks, which has released nearly 20,000 emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee, we have proof the party that styles itself as inclusive, ...

The future under Hillary Clinton

Sen. Bernie Sanders said one good thing when he spoke Monday at the Democratic National Convention. It was that the presidential election is not about ...

What can discrimination explain?

A guiding principle for physicians is primum non nocere, the Latin expression for "first, do no harm." In order not to do harm, whether it's ...

Will Putin get a Pulitzer?

Waving off the clerics who had come to administer last rites, Voltaire said: "All my life I have ever made but one prayer to God, ...

Public corruption in Nigeria nothing new

In Nigeria, billions of dollars each year flow illegally from public coffers into private hands. Nigeria's kleptocracy undermines the regime's ability to combat Boko Haram, ...

A failing grade for 'free' community college

Many Americans are understandably worried about the ever-increasing cost of college education. Recent proposals from politicians to offer free tuition at public universities makes calls ...

Who has moral authority?

My 12-year-old son couldn't remember the phrase "take a walk down memory lane" last week, instead describing a stroll through "nostalgia road." I knew it ...

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 his perpetual-motion machine. In 1899, William Miller guaranteed investors ...

The dumbest idea

If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly ...

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 ...

Says Pitt's international legal eagle: 'We deal in hope'

Xenophobic reactions to current tragedies raise important concerns about an increasingly interconnected world. Those responding to tragedy and those left behind in times of increasing ...

Pokemon Go is a work of art, not a social experiment

Pokemon Go appeared on U.S. shores just this month, and people with Android phones already use the app more, on average, than has-been diversions such ...