Opinion Columnists

Saturday Q&A: Official says horse racing still runs strong

Alex Waldrop is president and CEO of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, a Kentucky-based coalition of horse racing interests. He spoke to the Trib about ...

Donald Trump's choice

SHARON As the crow flies, the distance from this former industrial town hugging the Ohio border to Indiana — the site of this week's presidential ...

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 ...

To what end?: The smearing of Joe Peters

HARRISBURG In the closing days of the GOP primary for attorney general, the Pennsylvania Republican Party sent a mailer showing a picture of embattled Attorney ...

Pa. tax dollars go to worthy cause — cushioning a billionaire's wallet

While Pennsylvania's financial outlook remains bleak, money worries aren't plaguing a certain sheikh. So of course the United Arab Emirates billionaire is benefiting from the ...

With thyroid 'cancer' reclassified, patients can receive more appropriate treatment

In a highly unusual move, a panel of international pathologists has determined that a type of tumor in the thyroid is not cancer as they ...

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 ...

Donald Trump is the new Warren Harding

In those "aliens among us" movies, typical American towns are silently occupied by space travelers. The visitors blend in seamlessly, quietly living in our midst, ...

Our growing rudeness & incivility

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, and people sure are rude these days." "Ah, yes, you speak of a recent survey by The Associated Press-NORC ...

Partisan 'fairness'

"Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed," pronounced I.F. Stone (1907-89), American investigative journalist and iconoclastic author. An example ...

In case of Trump nomination, break glass

WASHINGTON Donald Trump's damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun. Republican quislings will multiply, slinking into support of the most anti-conservative ...

Donald J. Boudreaux's economics in many lessons: How to respond to 'unfair' trade

Protectionists today rarely admit to being protectionists. Most of them proclaim their allegiance to free trade but quickly follow up with a "but" — as ...