Opinion Columnists

Saturday Q&A: A Democrat consultant's expectations from Iowa

Joe Trippi is a veteran Democrat political strategist who has worked on the presidential campaigns of Ted Kennedy, Walter Mondale, Gary Hart, Dick Gephardt and ...

Wanted: A party of moderate traditionalists

Questioning authority, especially our political leadership, is part of America's ethos, according to Bruce Haynes. "From the Boston Tea Party and Whiskey Rebellion, to Black ...

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 ...

Senate panel hits pause button on Kane removal

HARRISBURG There's little wonder Attorney General Kathleen Kane typically has that smirk on her face. She is playing hardball — for keeps — in ...

'Lesser-known' from Ross ready to shake things up in New Hampshire

Talk about a propulsive political storyline. The Iowa caucuses were intriguing but provided no definitive answer to the question destined to make Tuesday's New Hampshire ...

Fábregas: As top dog, UPMC's need to mark its territory on AHN's turf is debatable

To absolutely no one's surprise, UPMC wants to build a hospital in the South Hills. If this shocked you, then you haven't followed UPMC's strategy ...

The graveyard of excess political loyalty

When actor Abe Vigoda died last week, he left us with a lot of smiles and one crisp memory of the importance of loyalty. Among ...

Immoral Girl Scout cookies

The Girl Scout cookie season is upon us — which means people with nothing better to do will criticize Girl Scout cookies. According to the International ...

Unleashing more murder & overdoes deaths

It took less than an hour for readers to respond to my column last week ("Get out of jail free?") regarding President Obama's pardons and ...

In Iowa, signs of civil health

WASHINGTON When Huck Finn asked Tom Sawyer what a Moslem is, Tom said a Moslem is someone who is not a Presbyterian, ...

Sanders, Trump & the people's choice

Now that we're in the throes of the presidential primaries, establishmentarian pundits are warning that Democrat voters would be crazy to nominate Bernie Sanders and ...

Heavy Boston snow lightens Kerry's wallet

John Kerry has no trouble flying to Kiev for a diplomatic mission, but he apparently can't make it to Kmart to buy a snow shovel. With ...