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Colin McNickle Columns

Devils in the tubular steel details

By Colin Mcnickle
It has become an article of faith ’round these parts that foreign nations, seeking to gain market share or outright control of the market, subsidize their steel industries and then “dump” the product in the United States. It’s a great …


Salena Zito Columns

A poor reflection of America

By Salena Zito
WASHINGTON A young mother tried to control her three youngsters in the hall outside the House Budget Committee conference room as her husband chatted with a committee staffer, who was giving the Kansas family a tour of the vast U.S. …


Brad Bumsted Columns

Corbett sends a signal

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Republican Gov. Tom Corbett touched off an internal party war by vetoing one-fifth of the state Legislature’s operating funds because the House and Senate hadn’t approved pension reform. The veto won’t bring the Legislature to its knees. It still …


Eric Heyl Columns

Heyl: Dermody fuzzy on pension history

By Eric Heyl
History apparently wasn’t House Minority Leader Frank Dermody’s best subject in school. Dermody, D-Oakmont, had harsh words on Monday for Republican Gov. Tom Corbett when Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Pennsylvania’s bond rating. That’s a dull development to most people, although …


Nafari Vanaski Columns

Vanaski: Stone wall up in South Fayette

By Nafari Vanaski
When it comes to the details of expanding school buildings, most of us are novices. But when it’s happening in your school district, you’d likely be interested in finding out what school board members have in mind, right? You’d probably …


Luis Fábregas Columns

Fabregas: Bickering ‘couple’ at it again

By Luis Fábregas
Told you so. Did I not say last week that it was only a matter of time before UPMC and Highmark started bickering again like a divorced couple? Did I not cast doubt about the notion that UPMC and Highmark …


Joseph Sabino Mistick Columns

Land of opportunity

By Joseph Sabino Mistick
We honor them now, decades after their selfless acts, the Schindlers, Wallenbergs and Wintons of this world. They were heroes in a dangerous time, risking all to save the lives of others. Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, …


Tom Purcell Columns

An oath for Obama

By Tom Purcell
“I say it’s high time we update the wording of the presidential oath of office, which is specified in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution.” “Update it?” “That’s right. Our current president isn’t following it much anyhow, so …


Ralph R. Reiland Columns

‘Burrito’ logic at the border

By Ralph R. Reiland
Here’s a recent and supposedly racist message from the labor union that represents U.S. Border Patrol agents, as posted by the National Border Patrol Council: “New annual job rating areas: Babysitting, Diaper Changing, Burrito Wrapping, Cleaning cells. Law Enforcement? What’s …


George F. Will Columns

Goldwater 2.0

By George F. Will
MENLO PARK, Calif. Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in …


Donald J. Boudreaux Columns

A taxing mistake

By Donald J. Boudreaux
Suppose a charismatic new sports pundit shows up with blockbuster findings about a decades-long pattern of wins and losses of all National Football League teams. This pundit complains that fans ignore the big picture — a picture that, according to …


Whispers Columns

Prominent lawyer’s divorce no easy case

By Tribune-Review
It’s a messy end to the marriage of high-profile Pittsburgh personal-injury attorney Edgar Snyderand his estranged wife, Saundra. According to court records unsealed on Tuesday, …


Q & A

Here come the ‘Reformacons’

By Eric Heyl
Scott Winship is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and one of the architects of the “reform conservative” movement. He spoke to …