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Opinion/The Review


The climate agenda: The nuts meet

There is a nefarious line of thinking making the rounds as world leaders meet at the United Nations climate conference in Paris. It goes something like this: The poorest among …

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

Oh, a-hunting we will go: Deer season began in earnest on Monday. And for the next two weeks, the commonwealth’s woods will be filled with hundreds of thousands of hunters. …

Greensburg Tuesday takes

R.I.P.: To Lloyd Reed Jr. Just days after Thanksgiving, on the cusp of Christmas, the St. Clair police officer, 54, was responding to a domestic dispute call, just as he …

The EPA: Mop, please

The government agency that’s determined to clean up America by exerting its authority, presumed or otherwise, is flummoxed in cleaning up its own house. We’re referring, of course, to the …

U.N. Watch: Elect a reformer

Since the United Nations’ inception, the selection of its leader has had all the transparency of a papal election, sans the puff of white smoke. That could change when Secretary-General …

Another holiday dump: The regulations parade

In what’s become a holiday tradition with all the appeal of year-old fruit cake, the Obama administration dumped more than 2,000 new regulatory proposals on Americans in the run-up to …

Letters to the Editor

Web claims suspect

Advocates for more government intervention in daily life make bold assertions that beg for closer …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

Progressives’ trouble with taxes

By Jay Ambrose 10:02 p.m.
Get in front of progressives, which the American public does daily, and watch out for their punches. You want higher prices? They’ll deliver the uppercut with a smile. Fewer jobs? You bet. Stagnant wages? They will give you those, ...

Why can’t Democrats just say ‘Islamic terrorism’?

By Ramesh Ponnuru 10:02 p.m.
Hillary Clinton has twisted herself into a pretzel on the subject of terrorism and its connection to Islam. Like many Democrats, she says that we must choose our words carefully to avoid scapegoating peaceful Muslims or driving them into the ...

Kasich’s bad idea

By Cal Thomas
Conservatives are supposed to be against big government and opposed to the left’s belief that problems can and should be solved by Washington. Which is why Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich’s proposal to create a new government ...

The racial theory behind gentrification is dubious

By Kay S. Hymowitz
Like all major economic and demographic shifts, gentrification has upended familiar ways of life. It has also led to dubious, racially tinged theories. In left-leaning ...

America could use more concealed carry gun permit holders

By John R. Lott
Since the terrorist attacks in Paris, such far-away places as Pennsylvania have experienced a surge in applications for concealed handgun permits. Permit requests have ...

Tell Jonathan Pollard to get out & stay out

By Dan Thomasson
One would hope we had heard the last of Jonathan Pollard, the traitor just released from prison after 30 years. But that doesn’t seem ...

Hollande’s risky war talk

By Bruce Ackerman
In calling for a war against the Islamic State, French President Francois Hollande is engaging in a tragically counterproductive enterprise. Under international law, “war” can ...

Setting up sitting ducks

By John Stossel
What might have happened if a few of the 1,500 concert attendees in Paris’ Bataclan theater had guns? The terrorists had time to kill, reload and kill again. The police unit didn’t come for more than a half hour. If ...

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Getting to know ‘Joe Smith’
Joe Smith wouldn’t know me from Adam. But I know all about Joe Smith. Joe Smith is not the real …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
The lessons of time
BEDFORD In the basement of an old five-and-dime department store in this central Pennsylvania town, a spry elderly man — …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Kathleen Kane was practicing law by news release
HARRISBURG A Nov. 10 news release issued by Attorney General Kathleen Kane was rich with irony. It began: “Attorney General …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Group on the WATCH for killer toys finds danger in every playtime
Beware the life-threatening fake excrement. You’d think the only threat a gag gift designed to provoke gags of revulsion would …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: To pay or not to pay: Hospital’s bill for procedure or insurer’s rate? 9:06 p.m.
Every five years, George Pallis gets a battery for the defibrillator that helps his heart beat. Time to change the …

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Q and A

Christmas music on the radio: The gift that keeps giving
Mike McVay is senior vice president of content and programming for Cumulus Media, the nation’s second-largest radio station owner and …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

Truth be told
“The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels. It is always the false ones …

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Tom Purcell

On religious belief
Americans, particularly millennials, are becoming less religious these days. That’s among findings of a recent Pew survey, which determined that …

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Ralph R. Reiland

Too sensitive for new ideas?
One way I can tell I’m getting old — aside from it taking more time to get my socks on …

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George F. Will

Standing athwart the administrative state
WASHINGTON As the administrative state distorts America’s constitutional architecture, Clarence Thomas becomes America’s indispensable constitutionalist. Now in his 25th year …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

Economics in many lessons: Reflecting a savagery
Nov. 13, 2015, felt like Sept. 11, 2001. Swirls of different passions and thoughts swell up in the heart and …

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