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Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

Laurel: To Bill Peduto. Pittsburgh’s mayor is openly panning Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to float pension obligation bonds to shore up the state’s broken public employees pension system. And with …

Greensburg Laurels & Lances

Laurel: To the Flight 93 National Memorial’s new visitor center complex. Park officials anticipate quite a crowd when the center opens Sept. 10, as well they should. Here’s hoping the …

Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances

An observation: The New Kensington-Arnold School District may have “won” in the lawsuit filed by a parent over the “Ten Commandments” monument at Valley High School, but the victory may …

The Brady affair: Contract law

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the NFL Players Association suing in federal court to overturn his four-game “Deflategate” suspension won’t help them in the court of public opinion. …

Medicare @ 50: Sick, getting sicker

The Obama White House’s deceptive happy-face spin regarding Medicare trustees’ latest annual report reinforces complacency about a program that’s failing taxpayers, hospitals, doctors and patients as it turns 50 years …

The Thursday wrap

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh put the kibosh on Beantown’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games by saying he was refusing “to mortgage the future of the city away.” And …

Letters to the Editor

Exiting Wal-Mart

Re. Richard Kuhn’s letter “My side or broadside” (July 15), about making a left turn …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

Passing the illegals buck

By Thomas Sowell 9:23 p.m.
People who entered the United States illegally may be called “undocumented” in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both political parties in dealing with immigration issues. Both Democrat and Republican administrations ...

Confirm Judge Restrepo

By Carl Tobias 9:23 p.m.
Today, as in 2007, a Pennsylvania federal district court judge’s unopposed nomination to the Third Circuit requires a final vote in a Senate the president’s party does not control. On March 15, 2007, a Democrat Senate confirmed President George W. ...

Don’t leave our military personnel defenseless

By John R. Lott Jr.
Anytime, anyplace, terrorists can strike. With just his signature, President Obama could eliminate the gun-free zone policies that leave our military personnel defenseless. Late last week, Republicans in the Pennsylvania Legislature called on Gov. Tom Wolf to exercise the same ...

Could Trump win?

By Pat Buchanan
The American political class has failed the country and should be fired. That is the clearest message from the summer surge of Bernie Sanders and the remarkable rise of Donald Trump. Sanders’ candidacy can trace it roots back to the ...

A refusenik’s answer to Iran

By Natan Sharansky
These days, like many Israelis and American Jews, I find myself in a precarious and painful situation. Those of us who believe that the nuclear agreement just signed between world powers and Iran is dangerously misguided are now compelled to ...

Rough ride for anti-Uber politicians

By Scott Rasmussen
“The consumer demand for the Uber and Lyft kind of services is so great that any politician who gets in the way of that is really asking for trouble,” according to Roger McNamee. The co-founder of investment firm Elevation Partners ...

Higher hotel tax will benefit Pittsburgh

By Tim Zugger
Recently, members of the Greater Pittsburgh Hotel Association voted overwhelmingly to support VisitPITTSBURGH’s request for a tax increase on overnight hotel visitors that would be used for the creation of a Sports Commission and to fund other tourism/travel-related initiatives. The ...

Tolerating social justice jerks

By Michelle Malkin
On a tranquil Sunday afternoon in Denver, hate-mongering zealots hijacked a rally held by citizens and families of fallen police officers, who had gathered to pay tribute to Colorado’s honorable men and women in blue. The event organizer, local businessman ...

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
‘Too many white people’ in Pittsburgh?
Did you know that there are too many white people in Pittsburgh? That’s what the deputy director of the Allegheny …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Domestic terror, fear & voters’ anger
COLUMBUS, Ohio Larry Fitzpatrick woke at 3 a.m. two Fridays ago, hours after five servicemen were gunned down in Chattanooga, …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
How big is the pay-to-play probe?
HARRISBURG There’s a link between the ongoing federal investigations of Allentown and Reading city halls and the FBI popping ex-state …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Bicyclists get all the love in a city that still prefers 4 wheels
Someone needs to stand up for the gas guzzlers. A rampant anti-car conspiracy appears to be happening in Pittsburgh. At …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Bethel Park native pedals through handcycling challenges despite disability
Ashli Molinero spent this week in Alaska, but it wasn’t exactly a vacation. Molinero, who lives in the South Side, …

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Q and A

Media enabling Trump
Paul Achter is chair of the Department of Rhetoric and Communication Studies and an associate professor of rhetoric at the …

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Page of Books

An Iranian tale back on the radar
When Iranian revolutionaries accused Cyrus M. Copeland’s American father of spying, his Iranian mother saved her husband’s life. That gives …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

Go, Donald Trump, go!
In the struggle between the reckless and the guarded, reckless often wins. If just for a while. Donald Trump is …

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Tom Purcell

Americana on a bun
It’s July, and we know what that means: time to celebrate the American hot dog. July is National Hot Dog …

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Ralph R. Reiland

Trump on money, politics & hair
Donald Trump said he’d work so hard in the White House that he wouldn’t have time to comb his hair …

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George F. Will

Obama makes bad history
WASHINGTON It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

A scholar’s scholar retires
My dear friends Bob and Elizabeth Higgs will soon move from Louisiana to a remote corner of Mexico. Bob says …

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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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