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Signing Michael Vick: Personal baggage & professional talent

Michael Vick suited up for his first practice as a Pittsburgh Steeler on Wednesday, National Dog Appreciation Day. Of course, there’s a certain irony in that coincidence, given Mr. Vick’s …

The Thursday wrap

The Obama administration is attempting to walk back the president’s characterization of his political opponents as “crazies.” But in doing so, it only dug a deeper hole. The comment, a …

Witnesses can help

These are unnerving times in Homestead where a fatal shooting Monday was followed by more gunfire in two incidents early Tuesday. Borough and Allegheny County police are trying to reassure …

The markets: Easy money’s slap

Conventional wisdom (that might not be so conventional) has it that the wild ride and decline in world stock markets begins and ends with China. After all, and as The …

Greater Pittsburgh’s ‘brain gain’

Telling the whole story of population trends requires factoring in measures of both quantity and quality. A new study — employing U.S. Census data and set to be released Thursday …

Dream Team honor

As Jamie Holmes and her Dream Team continue to help the sick and terminally ill, the Versailles-based nonprofit organization has made a big impression on a professional sports team’s foundation. …

Letters to the Editor

Catholic Church & science

In her column “The pope’s climate change dictum misreads science, will doom billions to perpetual …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

When celebrating women traps them in a silo

By Gina Glantz
When is “celebrating” women not all that good for women? Let’s face it. Something tagged exclusively for or about women is all too often a revenue-generating strategy alongside a way to deflect criticism about the lack of attention to women ...

Is Trumpism the New Nationalism?

By Pat Buchanan
Since China devalued its currency 3 percent, global markets have gone into a tailspin. Why should this be? After all, 3 percent devaluation in China could be countered by a U.S. tariff of 3 percent on all goods made in ...

Drug price controls a bad idea

By Peter J. Pitts
Pharmaceutical pricing is a hot-button issue. Over a hundred cancer doctors recently criticized the six-figure price tags of certain cancer drugs. The nonprofit Public Citizen has slammed pharmaceutical firms for “needlessly high” medicine prices, specifically citing the $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C ...

Turning the ‘joy of sex’ into a police process

By Samuel R. Staley
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Rape is inexcusable and deserves to be discussed seriously, but the current nationwide push for so-called “Yes Means Yes” laws is likely to cause more harm than good. “Yes Means Yes” puts into state statute a legally binding ...

Obama’s toxic EPA

By Michelle Malkin
Here in my adopted home state of Colorado, orange is the new Animas River, thanks to the blithering idiots working under President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency. It’s just the latest man-caused disaster from an out-of-control bureaucracy whose primary mission is ...

Pension obligation bonds? Let’s stop stealing from future generations

By Nathan Benefield
Would you take out a second mortgage on your home to bet on the stock market? Such an idea deserves ridicule — if not alarm. ...

EXCLUSIVE TO THE TRIB: For the sake of jobs, lift the ban on exporting U.S. oil

By John Boehner
The United States recently overtook Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s leading oil and natural gas producer. This is a big achievement, especially ...

The college debt crisis

By Paula Dwyer
More than 40 million young adults have unpaid college loans, almost twice as many as a decade ago. The total outstanding, $1.2 trillion, exceeds what ...

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Wong does not make a birthright for illegal aliens
The firestorm that has erupted anew over “birthright citizenship” exposes the manifest dangers of constitutional ignorance. Not Donald Trump’s but …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Who in GOP field will seize Trump’s populist mantle?
On Devil’s Night, the night before Halloween, in 1964, Barry Goldwater forecast a “stunning upset” for himself in the presidential …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Inside the Stephen Reed scandal
HARRISBURG Eighteen business days before she was charged with crimes, Attorney General Kathleen Kane filed 499 criminal charges against ex-Harrisburg …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: For more than 30 years, defeat has had the Edge on development
The white flag has been raised again. The property that has yet to encounter a developer it couldn’t conquer, the …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: For some like ex-President Carter, humor helps in cancer battle
When former President Jimmy Carter announced this week he has advanced melanoma, he displayed a rare combination of grace and …

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Q and A

No fueling: Cyberterrorists might target U.S. gas stations
Theresa Payton is CEO of Fortalice Solutions, a North Carolina security consulting company, and was the White House chief information …

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Page of Books

Top teams ride gridiron gravy train
Don’t expect investigative journalist Gilbert M. Gaul to cheer when college football’s 2015 season kicks off. His new book, “Billion-Dollar …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

Razing Kathleen Kane
Now facing felony and misdemeanor charges, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane better hope that life does not imitate art. Aristotle …

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Tom Purcell

America’s heroin epidemic
There were so many people buying “breakfast bags” of heroin from street dealers one Philadelphia morning, the traffic came to …

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Ralph R. Reiland

Putting ‘fun’ in dysfunctional
Sen. Marco Rubio twisted things a little during the initial Republican debate to take a jab at Hillary Clinton while …

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George F. Will

The havoc that Trump wreaks
WASHINGTON Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency. …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

Donald J. Boudreaux: Counting his blessings
Recently I underwent a medical procedure. Although minor, the procedure did involve general anesthesia. And while I wasn’t very fretful …

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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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