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The solar problem: Subsidized inefficiency

Subsidies that spare rooftop solar panels from having to succeed on their own merits also are “hindering the growth of much more cost-effective renewable sources of power.” That’s according to …

Sunday pops

President Obama used his commencement address to the latest class of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to once again elevate “climate change” to a “serious threat” to our national security. …

The Box

Dear Jack Frost: You’re finally outta here, right? Yours, Old Man River. …

Pipeline pap: The real agenda

A proposed 114-mile natural gas pipeline extending from eastern Pennsylvania to Trenton, N.J., would support more than 12,000 new jobs, supply $740 million in wages and, when finished, transport enough …

Saturday essay: Waltz of the robins

Molly, Marvin and Melissa, as they’ve been dubbed, are a week old today. And they have been a noisy robin trio. They made their way into the world Saturday last, …

Volunteers’ contributions: Growing flowers & more in Connellsville

The Connellsville Garden Club continues to make the annual Geranium Festival, taking place today downtown, something special. There’s music of different venues, good food, crafts, activities for the kids — …

Letters to the Editor

Quality before diversity

Regarding the news story “Pittsburgh settles police hiring discrimination suit for nearly $1M”: Let’s not …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

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 ...

Protecting hours & wages of restaurant employees

By Todd Young
ObamaCare is a law littered with unintended consequences. Perhaps the most egregious is the number of part-time employees seeing their hours and wages cut as ...

Where’s Scotland again?

By Ian Campbell
“Where are you from?” “I’m from Scotland.” “Chuck another shrimp on the barbie!” “Wrong hemisphere, mate.” This was one of the many conversations Scottish-born Calum had heard during ...

Dr. Capitalism

By John Stossel
For years, my scientist brother Tom was the nonpolitical Stossel. I defended free markets on TV; he studied blood at Harvard and Brigham and Women’s ...

Government hurdles await new college grads

By Abby W. Schachter
If you’ve just graduated from college — mazel tov! You’ve completed your studies and, degree in hand, are ready to enter the adult workforce. Sadly, as Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Jared Meyer explain in their new book “Disinherited” (Encounter Books), you ...

A bad case against gun-buy checks

By Lane Filler
If you oppose the passage of a federal law requiring background checks for gun buyers, you’re endangering police officers and empowering cop killers — 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: When it comes to vintage items, Munhall store owner an old hand
In a world of one-click online ordering, this place is an anomaly. If you want some of Too Groovy’s vintage …

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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

Federal dysfunction
“The likelihood of laws being enforced is slim,” said Democrat Commissioner Ann M. Ravel, chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission, …

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George F. Will

Tim Kaine’s quest for war legitimacy
WASHINGTON The Revolutionary and Civil wars ended in Virginia, which was involved, by the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, in …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

More questions for minimum-wage supporters
Pressure is mounting for Uncle Sam to raise the minimum wage. A couple of years ago in this space (“Minimum …

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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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