Opinion Columnists

Saturday Q&A: Assessing the Korean powder keg

Gordon Chang is a frequent TV commentator, columnist for The Daily Beast and an author whose books include "Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the ...

'The haters' will pick our next president

ELIZABETH, Pa. Homemade signs on a private lot along State Route 51 have changed their subject lines over eight years but not their objective: They're ...

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 ...

Fed's charges against Philly lawmaker raise eyebrows

HARRISBURG Several things are odd about the federal indictment of state Sen. Lawrence Farnese, D-Philadelphia. He was charged the same day the feds accepted a ...

1st of 3 Kennywood history books released in whale of a big year

The timing couldn't be better. The hoopla surrounding Kennywood's recent opening for the 2016 season involved the much-anticipated return of the whale entrance to ...

Heart attacks can be asymptomatic or ignored, delaying vital treatment

Twice in the past six months, Dr. Indu Poornima has seen a patient who had a heart attack but didn't even know it. The ...

NFL free agent Cribbs 'dying' to play, despite concussion history

CLEVELAND It's not easy to get a room full of journalists to collectively gasp in agony: We've seen a lot, heard a lot and ...

Trump is all atwitter

In the 2016 race for president, Donald Trump has tweeted his way to the Republican nomination. Campaigning on Twitter, Trump used 140-character tweets, in the ...

The Little Sisters of the Poor & the fight for freedom

God bless the Little Sisters of the Poor. They just put our overzealous federal government back in its constitutional place. The Little Sisters of the Poor ...

Selective diversity

President Obama's National Security Adviser Susan Rice in her May 11 commencement address at Florida International University said there are too many white males in ...

The inaugural address we should hear but won't

WASHINGTON The mere possibility of a Donald Trump presidency — gold-plated faucets in the house first occupied by John and Abigail Adams — will perhaps ...

Saviors need victims to save

The wealthier a society, the better. The only people who believe otherwise are misanthropes and those who are utterly ignorant of history. Yet growing wealth ...