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Early voting: Hardly healthy

Early voting is underway over a large swath of the United States in advance of the Nov. 4 election. But whether it’s prudent or even constitutional are two very large …

For the Pennsylvania House: Ortitay, Krieger and Logan

In local state House races, the overriding issue is damage remediation. It applies whether Democrats steer Pennsylvania back to tax-and-spend policies or whether Republicans cling to power but continue to …

The Paycheck Fairness Act: It’s not needed

Democrats’ campaign-trail calls for yet more “pay equity” legislation are cynical political ploys that omit the fact that paying women less than men for the same work already is illegal. …

U.N. Watch: Gun-grabbers unite!

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, initially avoided then signed by the Obama administration (but not ratified by the Senate), has received the necessary 50 ratifications needed to advance to …

Philly’s schools: The real injustice

Philadelphia “is ground zero for injustice,” Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, told protesters who shut down a major Philly street on Thursday over the city’s School …

Sunday pops , which bills itself as “the world’s most viewed site on global warming and climate change,” says the water temperature of the Great Lakes is more than 6 degrees …

Letters to the Editor

Behind tax inversions

Behind tax inversions I have followed Trib stories on tax-inversion deals. The Trib has failed …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

The return of Clinton Democrats?

By Jonah Goldberg
Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is running for the U.S. Senate in the great state of Kentucky. She is a woman of conviction, of substance, of principle. “I’m not an empty dress,” she insists, “I’m not a rubber stamp, and I …

Government twits on the prowl for ‘subversive’ tweets

By Ajit Pai
If you take to Twitter to express your views on a hot-button issue, does the government have an interest in deciding whether you are spreading “misinformation”? If you tweet your support for a candidate in the November elections, should taxpayer …

CDC’s mission creep

By Michelle Malkin
So now federal health bureaucrats in charge of controlling diseases and pandemics want more money to do their jobs. Maybe if they hadn’t been so busy squandering their massive government subsidies on everything but their core mission, we taxpayers might …

Bury carbon? Bury the idea, says Robert T. Smith

By Robert T. Smith
We have busied ourselves in a race between technology and nothing. Huge amounts of money and effort are being spent to develop an approach to address the hoax that is man-induced global warming, arguably the definition of nothing. While much …

Leon Panetta’s public service

By Jay Ambrose
Thanks, thanks and more thanks to Leon Panetta, a former congressman, secretary of Defense, budget director, White House chief of staff and head of three …

Tom Frieden’s Ebola hot seat

By Richard W. Carlson
The week was not a good one for Tom Frieden, the very political director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Right now, I’m …


By Tribune-Review
“The choice — ‘Operation Inherent Resolve’ — has both a loneliness and a longness about it, and even a sadness. It reflects both the dashed hopes of the past and the distance anticipated before future gains. It doesn’t inspire a …

Bowing to Putin’s power

By Jackson Diehl
To grasp how Vladimir Putin is progressing in his campaign to overturn the post-Cold War order in Europe, it’s worth looking beyond eastern Ukraine, where …

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Let it be noted ...
The first rule of political jousting is to not remove your breastplate and turn on that neon sign flashing “Begin …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Voters poised to hit brakes on Obama, Dems
Midterm elections are the political equivalent of a gas pedal or a brake pedal. This will be a brake-pedal election, …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Porn scandal questions
HARRISBURG As with many things in life, there are complexities in the state’s growing pornography scandal that can affect how …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Pennsylvania Supreme Court should get back to boring stuff
HARRISBURG (Exaggerated Press) – In a landmark decision, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court today ruled that its members should devote …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Toy stores’ limited options steer girls into tiaras
Have you ever noticed that people sometimes crane their necks to find something to criticize, yet ignore altogether things right …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Seniors, beware of Highmark’s $0 health insurance pitch
The nerve. What’s unnerving about the latest Highmark-UPMC smackdown is that it involves seniors. Yes, senior citizens who use Medicare …

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Q and A

Measuring the midterms
Deroy Murdock is a Fox News contributor and contributing editor with National Review Online ( He spoke to the Trib …

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Page of Books

GOP must save America in the next two years
In their new book “Power Grab: Obama’s Dangerous Plan for a One Party Nation” (Humanix Books), best-selling husband-and-wife authors Dick …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

Fear not
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in his first inaugural address in 1933, famously said, “The only thing we have to fear is …

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Tom Purcell

Needed: More independent contractors
If more Americans were self-employed independent contractors, the country would soar. Maybe I better explain. In addition to writing this …

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Ralph R. Reiland

A sinking sense of ‘security’
Rarely have we witnessed such a barrage of organizational failures that threaten the fundamental security of the United States. From …

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George F. Will

The ‘war on women’ incantation is a mindless substitute for thought
DENVER One of the wonders of this political moment is feminist contentment about the infantilization of women in the name …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

Hayek’s Nobel
Forty years ago, F.A. Hayek was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science. Had this prize (created in 1969) been …

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Luke tweets shot at mayor
It’s disappointing that former Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl failed to follow up on his recent amusing indictment of current Mayor …

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