Colin McNickle

Notes on the state of things

Anybody care to wager how many of (and how soon) the 10 Yemeni terrorists cut loose from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by the Obama administration, now ...

Nick Kyriazi's constitutional 'threat'

So, who is the greater "threat" — Nick Kyriazi or Bruce Kraus? Mr. Kyriazi, a retired biomedical engineer and Deutschtown libertarian of sound repute, recently ...

See something? Say something. Hold the mountebanks to account

Ah, a new year, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Yes, we've come yet again to that annual kumbaya time of the Earth's revolution around the sun ...

More from the gun wars ...

In its latest installment in a crusade to rid America of firearms, The New York Times "reports" on a "study" that purports to show how, ...

Christmas memories are made of this

Christmastime brings back such a flood of memories. All of you have yours; here are some of mine: • Being the youngest of four boys, ...

Meanwhile, back at the gun wars ...

Addlepatedness and intellectual vapidity are dominating The Great Gun Debate: • Two gun rights groups — Come and Take It Texas and DontComply.com — were ...

Geese, goslings, golden eggs, feathering & fleecing: Subsidizing & taxing natural gas

The proposed Keystone Energy Enhancement Act is said to be gaining traction in the Pennsylvania House. And while the intent of the Republican-sponsored measure — ...

Getting to know 'Joe Smith'

Joe Smith wouldn't know me from Adam. But I know all about Joe Smith. Joe Smith is not the real name of the subject of today's ...

Gobble, gobble, gobbledygook

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has joined city officials around the world in signing on to something called the Milan Urban ...

A brokered GOP convention? Bring it on!

Once upon a time, in a galaxy full of partisan planets far, far away, political parties held something called "presidential nominating conventions." And they ...

Marc USA's public relations disaster

Marc USA, you have a public relations problem. This tale begins on the afternoon of Jan. 15. An eager-sounding young female called to ask for ...