Colin McNickle

Happy Father's Day, Dad

Dear Dad: "Absence makes the heart grow fonder," English poet Thomas Haynes Bayly wrote in 1850's "Isle of Beauty." 'Tis true. But also sadder. It's the ...

Guns, prop ups & a dead administrator walking

Sheer nonsense is the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling that the constitutionally protected right to bear arms does not apply to concealed carry. ...

Translating John Quigley

Commended for your rapt reading attention is this translation of the infamous email of John Quigley, the recently kicked-to-the-curb former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department ...

Quigley's email & Hamlet's plan

John Quigley had to go. And late Friday, he "resigned." With a gubernatorial shove. Nearly three months after the secretary of the state Department of ...

Notes on the state of things ...

More than a few observers have been quick to dismiss last week's ruling by a federal judge that the Obama administration acted unconstitutionally in reimbursing ...

Things to chew on for a rainy Sunday

A number of electricity and natural gas providers have made fairly new and hefty requests to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to raise rates. Though ...

Of Uber, property taxes & muskets

A cigar (or two) and a cognac (or three) for Pamela Witmer, a commissioner of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. She was one of two ...

Caw-cawing for steel 'protectionism'

As surely as the swallows return to Capistrano and the buzzards to Hinckely, Ohio, the crows of steel protectionism have returned with the spring, caw-cawing ...

A shot long & shots short

"When you're in a hole, stop digging," goes the axiom. But Henry Sciortino appears to not only keep digging, he's using a larger shovel. Mr. ...

The facts beyond the words

The Great Question of the Day is this for those who have ascribed fired WTAE-TV news anchor Wendy Bell as, in the extreme, a "racist" ...

Here's the foundation of the 2nd Amendment

History curriculum in America surely must be in a shambles. Otherwise, we wouldn't be having such an uniformed debate — or any debate at all ...