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Recasting the EPA: Devolving power to the states

A leading groundwater scientist who urged Congress to create the Environmental Protection Agency and pass landmark laws including the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act in the 1970s says …

Another carbon credit scheme

Attempting to cash in on climate change, a Maryland lawmaker is proposing federal auctions of carbon permits, the revenue from which will be redistributed “to everyone equally.” It’s the same …

Rick Perry’s indictment: The real abuse

“All politics is local” was the classic phrase coined by Byron Price, bureau chief for The Associated Press in Washington in 1932. In Texas, an embattled Democrat county prosecutor has …

Tuesday essay: Sophie

To many on the “outside,” Sophie Masloff was a most improbable mayor for Pittsburgh. A woman. A grandmother. Jewish. And, oh, that voice. But for Pittsburghers living in that proverbial …

School funding canard: Money isn’t the answer

For all the empty rhetoric during state elections over public school funding and demands for more money, a Cato Institute analysis provides a fresh perspective on the correlation between state …

More foreign aid is no answer to border problem

To attack the “root” of the ongoing border crisis, the U.S. needs to make a larger investment in Central America — say, about $2 billion more, says Guatemalan President Otto …

Letters to the Editor

Not taxpayers’ responsibility

In response to the news story “Greensburg will provide interpreter for deaf boy”: I am …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

Is Ferguson our future?

By Pat Buchanan
“America is on trial,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton from the pulpit of Greater St. Mark’s Family Church in Ferguson, Mo. At issue, the shooting death of Michael Brown, Saturday a week ago, on the main street of that city …

Are we ready for another Revolution?

By Bruce E. Mowday
The woman was pointing to my book on the American Revolution. She was inquiring if I believed people were fed up with the way the country was being run and ready for a repeat of 1776. I wasn’t totally surprised …

America’s selective libertarians

By Jonah Goldberg
There’s an old rule in journalism: All you need are three good examples to prove a trend. By that measure, writer Robert Draper had more than he needed to declare a new “libertarian moment” in American politics. In a New …

Pennsylvania families are caught in a game of cronies

By Andrew Langer
Two weeks ago, hundreds of coal miners and fellow union members marched in Pittsburgh to protest the biggest threat to their jobs, families and future — an out-of-control Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined to destroy coal mining in America. After …

Our K Street president

By Michelle Malkin
Wonder of wonders: The Washington press corps woke up. A new report from the D.C.-based press shows that — gasp — the White House is infested with Beltway lobbyists. According to Politico’s analysis, the “Obama administration has hired about 70 …

Busting Social Security myths

By Maya Macguineas
Social Security trustees’ latest report echoed warnings by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that the program is financially unsustainable without changes. Yet many try …

Two of the finest people

By Richard W. Carlson
I am of an age — 73, to be precise — where the remaining members of the generation slightly ahead of me, from which most of my friends over the years have come, men and women I admired and respected …

A GOP war on poverty

By Jay Ambrose
Here they come, a charging brigade, conservatives who just might win a fresh war on poverty and otherwise help the down and out because of compassion that hardly stands alone. It is accompanied by analytical soundness. But wait a minute. …

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Colin McNickle is on vacation
Colin McNickle is on vacation. …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Democrats’ white-vote dilemma
LAUGHLINTOWN, Pa. — Sitting on the back of his truck, a homemade turkey wrap in one hand and a bottle …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
How Corbett could still win
HARRISBURG — It runs against the grain, no question. But here’s how Republican Gov. Tom Corbett could be re-elected in …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Masloff’s vibrancy endured
Jenny Bradshaw was the only person spotted at Sophie Masloff’s funeral wearing a stethoscope. “I’d stop by to see her …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: City looks to leave ‘Gatsby’ days behind
This one movie has been stuck in my head this week. It’s called, “Man of the Century.” It’s a comedy …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Robin Williams’ suicide brings depression to forefront
Something fascinating happened soon after the world found out Robin Williams died. As if on cue, fans and celebrities jumped …

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Q and A

Blame Hamas for Gaza’s suffering
Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a think tank based at Stanford …

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Page of Books

How FDR took charge of World War II decision-making
Unlike British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt didn’t survive World War II to write his own wartime …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

The currency of ideas
Imagine the surprise if the great whale Moby-Dick showed up at a memorial service to eulogize Capt. Ahab of the …

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Tom Purcell

A matter of time wasted
It was just a matter of time for the program to be abused. I refer to the Telework Enhancement Act …

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Ralph R. Reiland

CEOs critique Obama
Bernie Marcus co-founded Home Depot in 1978, a bad economic time of rising unemployment, accelerating inflation and Jimmy Carter’s downhearted …

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George F. Will

In a stew over inversions
WASHINGTON Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

Unsustainable platitudes
Platitudes are a poor basis for policy. The reason is that, no matter how melodious they sound, platitudes are practically …

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Peduto indulges silly side on vacation
As the picture proves, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto knows how to have a whale of a time on vacation. Getting …

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