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Quigley 'resigns': He had to go

The end came quickly for John Quigley. For some, it was not quick enough. The secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection resigned Friday ...

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

Do or die: The Pittsburgh Penguins face elimination tonight in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 'Guins fell in overtime at home to the Bolts of ...

Greensburg Tuesday takes

Going up?: When Westmoreland County adopted its 3 percent hotel room tax, we said it was only a matter of time before politicos would reach ...

Alle-Kiski Tuesday Takes

A solution?: The lawsuit over the 10 Commandments monument at Valley Junior-Senior High in New Kensington is a gigantic waste of time and money. Because ...

Gov. Wolf serves Big Labor, not kids, in vexing veto

In a sickening sop to unions, Gov. Tom Wolf made good on his promise to veto commonsense legislation that would have placed public school teachers' ...

U.N. Watch: Peacekeepers' payday

Despite heightened scrutiny and justified outrage over recent allegations of sexual abuse by United Nations peacekeepers, the Obama administration and an obliging Congress saw fit ...


Kerr's Westermoreland water defense all wet

Regarding Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County resident manager Christopher Kerr's letter "Westmoreland water a bargain" : Kerr failed to disclose he is also part owner ...

Sunnyhill's legacy preserved

I appreciated John Conti's article "Mt. Lebanon church's expansion may cost a bit of history". It reminded me of the history of Sunnyhill, that much ...

Wall Street isn't our enemy

A current Democrat TV ad states that Sen. Pat Toomey is for Wall Street, not for us. Millions stand up and cheer as Bernie Sanders ...

Prescriptions becoming cost-prohibitive

I need to say a few words about the health care insurance crisis in America. The insurance company executives need to be put in prison ...

Horse racing subsidies good for Pa.

Eric Heyl's recent column "Pa. tax dollars go to worthy cause — cushioning a billionaire's wallet" demonstrated a lack of understanding of the state's ...

Bright Lines: Transgender restrooms, library tax & the NHL playoffs

Trib readers weigh in on transgender restrooms, a proposed library tax and National Hockey League playoff violence: Bonnie Oswald, Shaler: I am sick ...




The ACA marketplace needs stabilization, self-sufficiency.

For 80 years, from our home base in Pittsburgh, Highmark has provided high-quality, affordable health care coverage as part of our mission to serve our ...

The real deniers of science

Why do liberals hate science? The left long has claimed that it has something of a monopoly on scientific expertise. For instance, long before Al ...

TSA union antics

When it comes to public employee unions, there's no such thing as a coincidence. Travelers stuck in mile-long TSA security lines are pawns — convenient ...

The CIA's massive reorganization continues under the radar: The Brennan plan

President Obama's recent visit to the CIA reminds us of the critical role the Central Intelligence Agency plays in national security. While the president was ...

Andrew Conte on Media: Finding a sustainable future for journalism

We still might be drinking more lead in our tap water if Curt Guyette hadn't knocked on so many doors. Guyette, an investigative reporter for ...

Why students need algebra

The word "algebra" comes from the Arab word "al-jabr," which means "to balance." Using it in a mathematical context dates back to a Persian manuscript ...

What skilled demagogues can accomplish

I've been rereading "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich." In this political season, William L. Shirer's mammoth history of Hitler's Germany seems a ...

Ethanol fuels energy security

Today is Armed Forces Day. It is a good reminder to thank the men and women in uniform who spend every day protecting our freedoms, ...

Venezuela: This is what socialism looks like, kids

As Republicans attempt to cobble together some type of genuine party unity behind presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, socialist Bernie Sanders and Democrat Hillary Clinton ...

The jobs crisis, this summer & beyond

Nearly one in six American men between the ages of 18 and 34 is jobless or incarcerated, up from about one in 10 in 1980. ...

Protect the transgendered but don't open restrooms to predators

Allowing biological men to use women's restrooms and changing rooms — what could possibly go wrong? Plenty. As a compassionate society, we believe that transgendered people ...

Is Mitt Romney on a suicide mission?

"It's a suicide mission," said the Republican Party chairman. Reince Priebus was commenting on a Washington Post story about Mitt Romney's and William Kristol's plot ...

Trump's tax plan means growth, jobs

Hillary Clinton took another sniper shot at Donald Trump's tax-reform plan last week by calling it "a tax cut for billionaires" like him. She even ...

Missing Tim Russert

Often, when I think about the 2016 presidential campaign, I get this recurring thought. Boy, do I miss Tim Russert. Russert, former host of "Meet the ...

Antonin Scalia deserves a law school with his name on it

As former solicitors general for Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, respectively, we each argued our fair share of cases before the late Supreme ...