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The Corbett administration gives itself a headache with selective transparency

Had the Corbett administration been more transparent in responding to two environmental nonprofits’ Right to Know Law request, it wouldn’t have to decide whether to appeal an Office of Open …

The Thursday wrap

Detroit, the great American bankrupt city, has suspended for 15 days water shutoffs for thousands of customers who haven’t paid their bills. Some groups are complaining that free water is …

The Moody’s downgrade: Inaction’s price

“What’s the rush?” That’s what state Rep. Gene DiGirolamo famously asked this month before making the motion to remand to committee long-overdue public employee pension reform legislation. Consider the Bucks …

An ObamaCare ‘re-do’?

The U.S. Supreme Court could get something of a “re-do” of its ObamaCare affirmation, thanks to conflicting federal appellate court rulings on Tuesday. The issue before the courts — in …

The flood of illegals: Misplaced blame

Blaming the surge in unaccompanied Central American minors illegally entering the United States on a 2008 anti-trafficking law that gave such children additional protections, the Obama White House and Democrats …

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

Here we go: For the 49th time, the Pittsburgh Steelers report to training camp on Friday at St. Vincent College near Latrobe. And there’s a twist this year — the …

Letters to the Editor

Out of ‘other people’s money’

I don’t get it, again. First came the August Wilson Center with its $10 million …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

Health information exchange will save lives

By David F. Simon
It’s 3 a.m. and you’re in an automobile accident. You arrive at the local trauma center — alone, unconscious and in critical condition. During the “golden hour” after the accident, the trauma staff wants to assure that the drug it …

The day of the hawk

By Pat Buchanan
The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, was premeditated mass murder. Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi was taking revenge for President Reagan’s raid on Tripoli in 1986. The downing of Korean Airlines Flight 007, flying from Anchorage to Seoul, …

Lyft, Uber can’t dodge the insurance question

By Samuel R. Marshall
The media — both old and new, in Pittsburgh and across the country — are giving extensive coverage to the growth of the “sharing economy” and the emerging popularity of ride-sharing companies like Lyft and Uber. The marketing has been …

A cover-up by any other name

By Katie Pavlich
At this point in Barack Obama’s presidency, it’s easy to see that the administration uses a well thought out playbook to address scandal after scandal. Stonewalling Congress and failing to hold people accountable are standard practices. But there’s another tactic …

A negotiation without end

By Ray Takeyh
The Iran nuclear negotiations have reached a stalemate. The White House has asked for an extension, and Congress should give it additional time. But the latest stumble offers an occasion for some searching questions. Is the best we can hope …

The face of illegal entitlement

By Michelle Malkin
During the George W. Bush years, the open-borders movement won over bleeding hearts in the White House but alienated the American public with radical displays of La Raza (“The Race”) militancy, desecrated American flags and fist-thrusting marches across the country. …

Republicans should neither sue nor impeach President Obama

By Thomas Sowell
Whenever Democrats are in real trouble politically, the Republicans seem to come up with something new that distracts the public’s attention from the Democrats’ problems. Who says Republicans are not compassionate? With public opinion polls showing President Obama’s sinking approval …

Hitting a nerve in Norway

By Randy Bish
There it was. My morning started with an email telling me that I was making headlines in the newspapers of Norway. Intrigued, I read on. …

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Devils in the tubular steel details
It has become an article of faith ’round these parts that foreign nations, seeking to gain market share or outright …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
A poor reflection of America
WASHINGTON A young mother tried to control her three youngsters in the hall outside the House Budget Committee conference room …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Corbett sends a signal
HARRISBURG Republican Gov. Tom Corbett touched off an internal party war by vetoing one-fifth of the state Legislature’s operating funds …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Dermody fuzzy on pension history
History apparently wasn’t House Minority Leader Frank Dermody’s best subject in school. Dermody, D-Oakmont, had harsh words on Monday for …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Stone wall up in South Fayette
When it comes to the details of expanding school buildings, most of us are novices. But when it’s happening in …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Bickering ‘couple’ at it again
Told you so. Did I not say last week that it was only a matter of time before UPMC and …

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Q and A

Here come the ‘Reformacons’
Scott Winship is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and one of the architects of the “reform …

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Page of Books

Countering Dems’ claims about GOP & women 5:57 p.m.
Democrat animus toward women manifests itself in contraception, self-defense, the “women’s vote” and many other issues, according to Katie Pavlich, …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

Land of opportunity
We honor them now, decades after their selfless acts, the Schindlers, Wallenbergs and Wintons of this world. They were heroes …

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Tom Purcell

An oath for Obama
“I say it’s high time we update the wording of the presidential oath of office, which is specified in Article …

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Ralph R. Reiland

‘Burrito’ logic at the border
Here’s a recent and supposedly racist message from the labor union that represents U.S. Border Patrol agents, as posted by …

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George F. Will

Goldwater 2.0
MENLO PARK, Calif. Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

A taxing mistake
Suppose a charismatic new sports pundit shows up with blockbuster findings about a decades-long pattern of wins and losses of …

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Prominent lawyer’s divorce no easy case
It’s a messy end to the marriage of high-profile Pittsburgh personal-injury attorney Edgar Snyderand his estranged wife, Saundra. According to …

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