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NVT fire policy still under attack

In North Versailles, all three volunteer fire departments will be called to every fire. It is a policy adopted by the township board of commissioners on Aug. 21, 2014. However, …

No basis to claims

It’s hardly surprising that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected the Obama administration’s request to lift an injunction against its unilateral amnesty for 5 million illegal …

The Thursday wrap

The same liberals who pressed for ObamaCare now want to “fix” skyrocketing insurance deductibles with more controls on insurance companies and businesses, which are what caused the deductibles to increase …

NSA snooping: Better intelligence needed

Privacy concerns trumped presumed national “security,” or, more accurately, a false sense thereof, when the Senate declined to extend or change a Patriot Act provision that enables the feds’ phone …

Union’s ‘rebate’

A so-called “rebate” offered annually by the faculty union for Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities is nothing more than a conduit for the union’s political action fund, as a Slippery Rock …

Another broken promise: ObamaCare in the ER

Add reducing expensive emergency room visits for routine care to ObamaCare’s list of broken promises. Heartland Institute editor Justin Haskins recalls President Obama’s 2009 assertion that “if everybody’s got coverage, …

Letters to the Editor

‘Off-system’ bridges need feds’ help

On behalf of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors executive board and our member …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

Obama’s hot-air commencement address

By Cal Thomas
I didn’t attend my commencement ceremony at American University in Washington, D.C. I chose instead to receive my degree in the mail. I didn’t want to listen to a boring speaker drone on in Washington’s notorious summer heat. Too bad ...

Decline of Christian America

By Pat Buchanan
“This is a Christian nation,” said the Supreme Court in 1892. “America was born a Christian nation,” echoed Woodrow Wilson. Harry Truman affirmed it: “This is a Christian nation.” But in 2009, Barack Obama begged to differ: “We do not ...

Scholarships to a brighter future

By Ed Feulner
It’s hard to say which is more galling: when politicians want to extend the life of a program that doesn’t work or when they want to pull the plug on one that does. A prime example of the latter is ...

Don’t scapegoat police officers

By Pat Toomey
They cut the firehose. After looting store after store, setting 144 cars ablaze, hurling rocks and bricks at police, closing down 200 businesses, and setting fire to a newly constructed senior center and CVS, the Baltimore rioters cut the firehose ...

Rewards of hard work

By Michelle Malkin
In our home, we try to instill a life lesson for our kids best summed up in Latin: Nihil boni sine labore. It means, “Nothing good achieved without hard work.” Few people I’ve met in my lifetime embody this ...

Memorial Day: Remembering a generation defined by duty, one woven into our national tapestry

By Llewellyn King
Seventy years ago, we celebrated the end of World War II in Europe. That celebration is not the first memory of my childhood but it ...

Twisting statistics to smear cops

By John R. Lott Jr.
False claims about police brutality are poisoning race relations. This feeling of “unfairness,” as President Obama noted in his weekly address on May 16, is ...

The true black tragedy

By Walter Williams
Hustlers and people with little understanding want us to believe that today’s black problems are the continuing result of a legacy of slavery, poverty and ...

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Dishonoring the sacrifices of the fallen
The Internal Revenue Service illegally targeted nonprofit conservative groups, those seeking legal tax-exempt status to engage in political speech, for …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Unquestionable courage & sacrifice
ARLINGTON, Va. The perfect symmetry of alabaster headstones, majestically holding formation along this national cemetery’s pastoral hills, reminds you that …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Another Kathleen Kane mess
HARRISBURG Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has given Jonathan Duecker, her new chief of staff, authority over hiring and firing …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Mattress salesman remains restless after almost 70 years on job
Retire completely? Seymour Farber won’t consider it. Retirement is for the old. He’s only 94. Seven years after selling his …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Watchful attorney general denies UPMC a chance to assist Jameson, a community in need
Allow me to tell you an unusual story about UPMC that no one is talking about. You know how UPMC …

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Q and A

Service vs. self-service
Ralph Peters is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, author and Fox News analyst. He spoke to the Trib regarding …

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Page of Books

Automation’s threat to human workers keeps accelerating
Automation’s capacity to replace humans, already evident in such traditional blue-collar strongholds as fast food and manufacturing, increasingly affects white-collar …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

Indpendence day for Pittsburgh, Allegheny County primary voters
“I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political …

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Tom Purcell

Journalism’s sorry state
I don’t know why everyone is so up in arms that alleged newsman George Stephanopoulos donated $75,000 to a private …

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Ralph R. Reiland

Evidence of more federal dysfunction
On top of reports that Secret Service agents frolicked with hookers in the hotels they were supposed to be securing …

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George F. Will

Separation of campaign & state
WASHINGTON A simple apology would suffice. Instead, campaign finance reformers, horrified by the predictable results of their handiwork, aspire to …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

Defining dishonesty downward
Kathleen Parker’s May 15 Washington Post column is headlined “Jeb Bush’s unfortunate honesty.” The subhead reads “He needs to emulate …

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Whispers

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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