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Opinion/The Review


American contrasts: Post-Ferguson

We saw the best and the worst in Americans following Monday’s announcement that a Ferguson, Mo., grand jury found no probable cause to charge white police Officer Darren Wilson in …

Thanksgiving briefing ...

Ah, another Thanksgiving Eve. And as has become our tradition, a few pointers for first-time turkey-roasters everywhere: • You must thaw the bird before attempting to roast it. • You …

The Hagel ‘resignation’: Toadies need apply

We’ve never been much of a fan of Chuck Hagel, the former U.S. senator of Nebraska tapped by President Obama two years ago to become secretary of Defense. And his …

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

Quack it up, Pa. GOP: Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, D-Allegheny, opposes a lame-duck session of the Pennsylvania Legislature because it might pass measures in contravention to Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s …

Greensburg Tuesday takes

Bond blunder: It sure wasn’t business as usual that jacked up the monthly rates of the Unity Township Municipal Authority for residential customers from about $39 to $50. Turns out …

Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes

Bad timing. Just in time for the start of the holiday shopping season, Tarentum has a portion of one of its busiest downtown roads closed. It’s for good reason: A …

Letters to the Editor

Trophy shot trumps learning

Dear families of South Fayette School District: While I believe the district is a fantastic …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

Hagel didn’t start the fire

By Pat Buchanan
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has been fired. John McCain said Hagel “was never really brought into that real tight circle inside the White House that makes all the decisions which has put us into the incredible debacle that we’re in ...

Goal of political process is not to create a government that works

By Scott Rasmussen
The New York Times recently ran an op-ed column calling for the end of midterm elections. Since the column was posted on the eve of a midterm election leading to record Republican gains, many readers presumably just rolled their eyes ...

Blatant misuse of union dues

By David R. Osborne
If someone used your name on an election mailer without your consent, you’d probably feel betrayed. But what if that mailer was sent to your spouse, lied about who you were voting for and made you pay for it all? ...

Obama’s next mass pardon

By Michelle Malkin
President Obama has shown his “compassion” by granting amnesty to up to 5 million illegal aliens through an imperial executive order. As for the vast, untold number of law-abiding citizens whose identities have been stolen by foreign lawbreakers, two words: ...

Giving thanks can be a challenge

By Gary Welton
Christian psychologist David Myers, in his writing and speaking about happiness, has suggested that long-term human happiness is not particularly dependent on our wealth or ...

Clues to Chief Justice John Roberts’ thinking on new ObamaCare case

By Richard L. Hasen
The Supreme Court’s surprising decision to hear a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act once again has focused attention on Chief Justice John Roberts, ...


By Tribune-Review
“The progressive ‘clerisy’ and their developer allies may wish to destroy the suburban dream, but they will not be able to stay in office for long with such attitudes. America remains, and likely will remain, a predominantly suburban nation for ...

Hillary Clinton has myriad problems; age isn’t one of them

By Steve Chapman
There are good reasons to vote against Hillary Clinton. She’s an unreformed hawk, a true believer in big government and a tedious speaker. During her ...

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Do I hear a second? A contrarian nominates new directors for Keystone Progress
Thank you, Keystone Progress; I haven’t laughed this hard in years. In fact, the last time I chortled, guffawed and, …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Reflecting frustration, Webb eyes presidency
In late November 2005, legendary Democrat strategist Steve Jarding sat down with Jim Webb — author, filmmaker, decorated Vietnam veteran …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Feeling above the law in the Pa. AG porn cases?
HARRISBURG This is not to be a sermon or a morality lesson on the evils of pornography. It’s pervasive in …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Politicians, perks stuff of 2014 ‘turkeys’
Time to roast turkeys. With the birds about to go in the ovens, let’s indulge in the annual tradition of …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: School choice, mergers lay path to equality
A couple of years ago, I thought it’d be a good idea to spend a day in a classroom of …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: ‘Iron Meg’ grateful for return to health after biking accident
Family and friends call her Iron Meg. When you hear her story, you’ll understand why. Megan Kruth’s tale of survival …

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Q and A

Turkey roasting tip from the queen herself, Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart is the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and has gained international fame for her publishing, broadcasting and …

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Page of Books

Pilgrim voices tell of more than first Thanksgiving
The typical “first Thanksgiving” story covers only a small, brief portion of the Pilgrims’ experiences over a span of decades. …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

The politics of immigration
“Go ahead. Impeach him. Make our day.” That spin on Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry is the response of some Democrats, …

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Tom Purcell

Merci, America!
Bonjour, America! Have you heard the good news? Under President Obama, the U.S. ranking for personal freedom has slipped below …

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Ralph R. Reiland

It’s still about the economy
“Job Growth, but No Raises” was the editorial headline in The New York Times on Nov. 8, four days after …

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George F. Will

Recalling Nelson Rockefeller
WASHINGTON Seen through the prism of subsequent national experience, Nelson Rockefeller resembles a swollen post-war automobile — a land yacht …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

Significant insignificance
In a nation of 317 million people and in a global economy of billions, each typical action of an individual …

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‘Sleep in his own bed’ cost taxpayers $295K
Taxpayers might not have chipped in for a gift for the happy couple, but they paid quite a bit for …

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