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The big sting: To what end?

New revelations indicate a sting operation’s scope was far broader than just the retired Traffic Court judge and four legislators — all black Philadelphia Democrats — that state Attorney General …

Sunday pops

Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to authorize $15 million for training state and local law officers to confront “active shooters.” And police academy training is for what again? …

THE BOX

Dear UPMC: Choose your computer security as if your employees’ credit ratings depend on it. Yours, Old Man River. …

Keystone caper: Pipeline politics

Having sat on the Keystone XL oil pipeline decision for six years, President Obama told a group of governors recently that he expects to make up his mind “in a …

Saturday essay: Resurrection

The onion snow, come and gone and particularly rattling in its lateness, has left in its blustery and blood-moon wake the truth of the spring. The wild chives on the …

Easter 2014: Churches’ vital role

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. Churches throughout the Fay-West area will be packed. Some of those attending will be regular churchgoers. Some will be out-of-towners visiting families. Some will be those …

Letters to the Editor

Kiski board ignores taxpayers

We are once again witnessing the power of our school board — the consolidation of …

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Eric Holder is President Obama’s ‘whistling lap dog’

By Jonah Goldberg 9:00 p.m.
The president’s lap dog blew his dog whistle this month. In case you didn’t know, in politics a “dog whistle” is coded language that has …

The meaning of Easter

By Andrew P. Napolitano 9:00 p.m.
What is the connection between freedom and rising from the dead? When America was in its infancy and struggling to find a culture and frustrated at governance from Great Britain, the word most frequently uttered in speeches and pamphlets and …

Earth Daze

By John Stossel 9:00 p.m.
Some things actually do get better because of government: We passed environmental rules that got most of the filth out of the air and sewage …

What Medicare hath wrought

By Dan K. Thomasson 9:00 p.m.
When our longtime family doctor retired in the early 1960s, he was, according to my mother, charging the same amount for an office visit as …

Fix the 2nd Amendment with 5 words

By John Paul Stevens 9:00 p.m.
Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered automatic weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless …

Verbatim

By Tribune-Review 9:00 p.m.
“If the average American failed to do his or her job, he or she would hardly be rewarded. High-ranking government officials should be treated no differently than everyone else.” — Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, on his legislation to bar any …

A few words with Marine Le Pen

By Anthony Faiola 9:00 p.m.
PARIS Marine Le Pen, the daughter of National Front co-founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, led the party to historic gains in French elections last month by rolling out a more tempered brand of nationalism. She is now trying to build a …

How China can conquer the myth that is Tibet

By Stefan Halper and Lezlee Brown Halper 9:00 p.m.
Beijing has no shortage of issues to confront. There’s the South China Sea, uncontrollable corruption, a slowing economy and factional disputes within the party and …

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
‘Progressive’ minds? What a waste 9:00 p.m.
CNN legal analyst and New Yorker contributor Jeffrey Toobin recently put up his latest ignorant smear of Supreme Court Justice …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Roadside reminder: Time doesn’t stand still 9:00 p.m.
WALTERSBURG — A rusting steam shovel from a bygone era has sat guarding an old strip mine along Route 51 …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Lone & flocking legal eagles 9:00 p.m.
HARRISBURG In the turnpike corruption case, one deputy attorney general sits alone at the prosecution table across from nine defense …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
State officials on webcamera would be a site to see 9:00 p.m.
The enthrallment over the eagles eventually will subside. What does the state game commission do then? Since December, the commission …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: There’s always a next time, Leetsdale
It’s not every day the president and the vice president of the United States make plans to visit your small …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Decision on insurers a bum deal for Allegheny County employees
Pity Allegheny County employees. Just like that, their access to UPMC hospitals will come with a higher price come the …

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Q and A

HOT-lane hair-pulling 9:00 p.m.
Jonathan V. Last is a journalist, author and senior writer at The Weekly Standard. He spoke to the Trib regarding …

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Page of Books

Our real ailment: Ruled by rules 9:00 p.m.
To the author of the new book “The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government” (W.W. …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

Essay for Easter: Fresh start, new life 9:00 p.m.
Easter was the big holiday for Baba. Unlike other celebrations, it went on for days. It started with sad anticipation …

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Tom Purcell

We want them to lie 9:00 p.m.
Get this: The U.S. Supreme Court is about to decide whether false accusations and mudslinging during political campaigns are illegal. …

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Ralph R. Reiland

A closer look at ‘Paycheck Fairness’
Here’s a headline from last week: “Senate Republicans vote to block Paycheck Fairness Act.” The quick and incorrect assumption is …

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George F. Will

Regulatory overkill 9:00 p.m.
Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them. On Tuesday, the court will hear arguments …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

The morality of the minimum wage
Suppose that I invent and use a machine to steal $15,000 every year from each of 500,000 poor Americans, with …

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Whispers

MAD sets Maher’s ‘New Rules’
Left-wing HBO talk show host Bill Maher gets a taste of his own caustic medicine in the upcoming issue of …

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