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Opinion/The Review


The Fiat Chrysler mess: Government’s virus

Taxpayers — involuntary investors — lost $1.3 billion on the federal government’s $12.5 billion Great Recession bailout of Chrysler. And Chrysler’s federally arranged marriage with Fiat produced an automaker that …

So, where’s the I-70 ‘Welcome to Pennsylvania’ sign on the Pa.-W.Va. border?

The absence of a “Welcome to Pennsylvania” sign along eastbound Interstate 70 at the West Virginia-Pennsylvania border isn’t an Earth-shattering issue. Still, it doesn’t reflect well on PennDOT’s ability to …

The Export-Import Bank: The Senate’s shame

Unable to win reauthorization of the crony capitalism-fueling Export-Import Bank on its own merits — of which it has none, except for the cronies — a bipartisan supermajority of the …

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

How sad: Thugs overran last week’s first night of the annual summer festival at St. Basil Catholic Church in Carrick. And that forced the parish to cancel the rest of …

Greensburg Tuesday takes

School priorities: Having completed a brand-new, widely touted $9 million athletic complex, Greater Latrobe school administrators now are recommending construction of a school ($28.7 million) to replace the old Latrobe …

Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes

Pit bull attacks: It would be easy to say “pit bulls are bad,” in light of yet another dog attack over the weekend in Arnold-New Kensington. We’re big believers that …

Letters to the Editor

Indians true victims

To E. Robert Hasis, writer of the letter “Left rewriting history”: I find your views …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

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 ...

Details of the Iranian nuclear ‘deal’ only get worse

By Jennifer Rubin
Secretary of State John Kerry finds “very disturbing” a speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei “vowing to defy American policies in the region” despite ...

Iran hasn’t changed its terrible ways

By Eric Terzuolo
When I learned that we had reached a nuclear deal with Iran, my first thoughts were of my late colleague Bill Buckley. A veteran officer and Middle East hand, Buckley volunteered to take over as CIA station chief in Beirut ...

The risk of sanctuary cities

By Charles Lanes
Over on the left, we have laws and policies in more than 200 jurisdictions — including some of the largest cities and counties in the country — that are meant to protect immigrant communities by preventing local authorities from cooperating ...

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 12:13 a.m.
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

Willett v. Roberts
WASHINGTON Today’s most interesting debate about governance concerns a 110-year-old Supreme Court decision. Two participants in this debate are the …

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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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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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