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For U.S. Senate, W.Va.: Elect Shelley Moore Capito

Voters in neighboring West Virginia will make history on Nov. 4 when they choose a new U.S. senator to replace Democrat Jay Rockefeller. Barring an electoral anomaly that sends one …

Monsour’s legacy: A bitter pill

More than 81⁄2 years later, a public agency is scheduled on Friday to purchase the dilapidated Monsour Medical Center long after the hospital’s board walked away from its responsibility and …

McCaffery’s suspension: Castille’s concurrence

It has to be one of the most bizarre documents ever filed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. And it will ensure years of bitter legal wrangling. The high court late …

For U.S. House in Ohio & West Virginia: Bill Johnson and David McKinley

Conservative Republicans representing two neighboring congressional districts — Bill Johnson in Ohio’s 6th, along the Ohio River from Pennsylvania to Kentucky, and David McKinley in West Virginia’s 1st, across the …

Early voting: Hardly healthy

Early voting is underway over a large swath of the United States in advance of the Nov. 4 election. But whether it’s prudent or even constitutional are two very large …

For the Pennsylvania House: Ortitay, Krieger and Logan

In local state House races, the overriding issue is damage remediation. It applies whether Democrats steer Pennsylvania back to tax-and-spend policies or whether Republicans cling to power but continue to …

Letters to the Editor

Boys, girls & toys

In her column “Vanaski: Toy stores’ limited options steer girls into tiaras”, Nafari Vanaski addresses …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

Embarrassing economists

By Walter Williams
So as to give some perspective, I’m going to ask readers for their guesses about human behavior before explaining my embarrassment by some of my fellow economists. Suppose the prices of ladies jewelry rose by 100 percent. What would you …

The price of papal popularity

By Pat Buchanan
Normally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. But on Oct. 13, there emanated from the Synod on the Family in Rome a 12-page report from a committee picked by …

The return of Clinton Democrats?

By Jonah Goldberg
Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is running for the U.S. Senate in the great state of Kentucky. She is a woman of conviction, of substance, of principle. “I’m not an empty dress,” she insists, “I’m not a rubber stamp, and I …

Government twits on the prowl for ‘subversive’ tweets

By Ajit Pai
If you take to Twitter to express your views on a hot-button issue, does the government have an interest in deciding whether you are spreading “misinformation”? If you tweet your support for a candidate in the November elections, should taxpayer …

CDC’s mission creep

By Michelle Malkin
So now federal health bureaucrats in charge of controlling diseases and pandemics want more money to do their jobs. Maybe if they hadn’t been so busy squandering their massive government subsidies on everything but their core mission, we taxpayers might …

Bury carbon? Bury the idea, says Robert T. Smith

By Robert T. Smith
We have busied ourselves in a race between technology and nothing. Huge amounts of money and effort are being spent to develop an approach to address the hoax that is man-induced global warming, arguably the definition of nothing. While much …

Leon Panetta’s public service

By Jay Ambrose
Thanks, thanks and more thanks to Leon Panetta, a former congressman, secretary of Defense, budget director, White House chief of staff and head of three …

Tom Frieden’s Ebola hot seat

By Richard W. Carlson
The week was not a good one for Tom Frieden, the very political director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Right now, I’m …

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Let it be noted ...
The first rule of political jousting is to not remove your breastplate and turn on that neon sign flashing “Begin …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Voters poised to hit brakes on Obama, Dems
Midterm elections are the political equivalent of a gas pedal or a brake pedal. This will be a brake-pedal election, …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Porn scandal questions
HARRISBURG As with many things in life, there are complexities in the state’s growing pornography scandal that can affect how …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Judicial ‘wins’ race to bottom
It’s been a while since we took the old dysfunction meter out of the storage shed. Given events gripping state …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Dreams check in at site of demolished Wilkinsburg hotel
It’s not a sports arena or stadium, so you probably never heard about the demolition of the Penn-Lincoln Hotel in …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Seniors, beware of Highmark’s $0 health insurance pitch
The nerve. What’s unnerving about the latest Highmark-UPMC smackdown is that it involves seniors. Yes, senior citizens who use Medicare …

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Q and A

Measuring the midterms
Deroy Murdock is a Fox News contributor and contributing editor with National Review Online ( He spoke to the Trib …

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Page of Books

GOP must save America in the next two years
In their new book “Power Grab: Obama’s Dangerous Plan for a One Party Nation” (Humanix Books), best-selling husband-and-wife authors Dick …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

Fear not
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in his first inaugural address in 1933, famously said, “The only thing we have to fear is …

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Tom Purcell

Needed: More independent contractors
If more Americans were self-employed independent contractors, the country would soar. Maybe I better explain. In addition to writing this …

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Ralph R. Reiland

A sinking sense of ‘security’
Rarely have we witnessed such a barrage of organizational failures that threaten the fundamental security of the United States. From …

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George F. Will

Kentucky’s constitutional moment
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

Marking two passings
This month brought the deaths of two people to whom I owe large debts. One was my first economics teacher, …

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Luke tweets shot at mayor
It’s disappointing that former Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl failed to follow up on his recent amusing indictment of current Mayor …

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