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Opinion/The Review


Economics ignorance: We must do better

Thanksgiving Eve arrives in an America befelled by economics ignorance. Two examples illustrate our point: • The New York Times, always painting “progressive” dogma as the natural order of things, …

Cyber insecurity: The feds fail to protect the public’s data

In the aftermath of this year’s breach of federal government computer systems, which jeopardized the personal information of 21.5 million people, it comes as no surprise that most agencies flunked …

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

The real McCullough question: Former Allegheny County Councilman Chuck McCullough, awaiting sentencing for ripping off an elderly woman, now faces perjury and other charges for, post-conviction, claiming coercion in accepting …

Greensburg Tuesday takes

Grant incentive?: Those easy come, easy go Westmoreland County Tourism Grants no longer are going to be so easy to pocket under pending state legislation. Applicants likely will be required …

Charter school pablum: Hillary Clinton misleads on education

Hillary Clinton took an uninformed swipe at charter schools while on the stump. And she necessarily was smacked in a fusillade of criticism. “Most charter schools — I don’t want …

U.N. Watch: Iranian showdown

Iran’s launch of a precision-guided ballistic missile last month will test the relevance of the U.N. Security Council, which has been asked to intervene. The missile test is banned under …

Letters to the Editor

Speak up, liberals

I wish to address, directly, the liberals among your readers. Tell all of us, now, …

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Featured Commentary

Will Europe man up?

By Pat Buchanan
If the purpose of terrorism is to terrify, ISIS had an extraordinary week. Brussels, capital of the EU and command post of mighty NATO, is still in panic and lockdown. “In Brussels, fear of attack lingers” was Monday’s headline over ...

Free speech for me — & for thee

By Walter Williams
Contrary to the widespread belief of tyrants among college students, professors and administrators, the true test of one’s commitment to free speech does not come when one permits people to be free to express those ideas that he finds acceptable. ...

Answering the ISIS threat

By James Jay Carafano
ISIS was on the radar screens of most Americans even before the Paris attacks. But now the question of who they are and what they want has taken on greater urgency. The terrorist group, which already commands a large swath ...

Don’t trust Obama on Syrian refugees

By Paul Kengor
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf are opening the city and the state to Syrian refugees. And then some. Back in September, before the terrorist attacks in Paris, Peduto joined 18 other mayors, including Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel ...

Rise of the ‘Refujihardis’

By Michelle Malkin
Back in May, with ISIS ascendant, the Obama Pentagon ordered U.S. military bases here at home to raise their force protection condition status (FPCON) to “Bravo” amid a “general increase in the threat environment.” FPCON is the military’s security posture ...

Stop the bleeding

By Thomas Sowell
There was a painful irony when France’s immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close its borders. If France had closed ...

Forced voting follies

By Jonah Goldberg
My old boss, William F. Buckley, often said liberals don’t care what you do so long as it’s compulsory (although he probably borrowed the line ...

Minimum wage facts swept under the rug

By Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has announced plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 for city employees and employees of businesses that contract with the ...

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Gobble, gobble, gobbledygook
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has joined city officials around the world in signing on to …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Obama puts politics ahead of leadership
HARMONY, Pa. Sometimes a village’s name fits its surroundings perfectly. You have to wonder if this village’s frontier founders saw …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
So, what was up with that blank agenda on a key Pa. House gambling bill?
HARRISBURG The House Gaming Oversight Committee under the leadership of Rep. John Payne,  R-Dauphin County, called up a major and …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Local notables should give thanks if they can avoid these questions
They should be thankful they aren’t being asked these questions. When the bird is carved on Thursday, many state and …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Kitchen a cornucopia of germs at Thanksgiving
Every time I cut raw chicken in the kitchen, my wife gets a little bit freaked out. She instructs me …

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Q and A

‘Watters’ World’ shows a lighter side of Fox News
Jesse Watters is a correspondent on the Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor.” He spoke to the Trib regarding “Watters’ …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

Don’t allow terrorists to steal America’s values
It is OK to be afraid. News of distant attacks by terrorist sleeper cells and the prospect of Syrian refugees …

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Tom Purcell

Lots to be thankful for
“Do you realize we’ve been giving thanks for almost 400 years?” “Ah, yes, you refer our country’s Thanksgiving tradition, which …

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Ralph R. Reiland

‘Contained’ not the case in Paris
What were the opposite sides on that bloody Friday night in Paris? Writing in Esquire, Charles P. Pierce described that …

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George F. Will

Regulating conduct: The muzzle simply doesn’t fit
WASHINGTON Never has American freedom of speech been attacked so flagrantly, promiscuously and on so many fronts. The most egregious …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

Economics in many lessons: Reflecting a savagery
Nov. 13, 2015, felt like Sept. 11, 2001. Swirls of different passions and thoughts swell up in the heart and …

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