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Colin McNickle Columns

The economics of the ignorami

By Colin Mcnickle
The Obama administration, led by its Council of Economic Advisers, obviously put in a lot of overtime to obfuscate the herd of elephants in the room in the June jobs report. It touted the creation of 223,000 jobs last month ...


Salena Zito Columns

Don’t remove history’s lessons

By Salena Zito
PHILADELPHIA It’s not hard to imagine how life was conducted in 1776 as you stand where 56 men signed a document severing them from Great Britain. River rock remains the bumpy surface for the grid of streets between old buildings ...


Brad Bumsted Columns

Kathleen Kane’s enforcer

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Paranoia runs deep at the top levels of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, starting in the front office. And it’s become increasingly clear why ...


Eric Heyl Columns

Heyl: Don’t let the naysayers derail Pittsburgh’s bid for Super Bowl LVII

By Eric Heyl
Levi’s coming to town. It’s not a done deal. But it’s all but official that Pittsburgh will be the site of Super Bowl LVII, or ...


Luis Fábregas Columns

Rain, rain go away — and give us back our summer expectations

By Luis Fábregas
It’s the Fourth of July, and Dave Christopher is still waiting to take a dip in the pool. Instead of swimming, the board president at Sylvan Pool in Harrison spent the past month cleaning up after two messy floods — ...


Joseph Sabino Mistick Columns

The Supreme Court in flux

By Joseph Sabino Mistick
These have been heady days, after the U.S. Supreme Court recognized marriage equality across the land, upheld ObamaCare and refused to make it harder for victims of housing discrimination to prove their cases. And while it was a tough week ...


Tom Purcell Columns

Free-range parenting getting costly

By Tom Purcell
Ah, summer. We all know what that means for young children. If your kids are seen walking without adult supervision, somebody will call the cops, Child Protective Services will conduct an investigation and charges will be filed. That is what happened recently ...


Ralph R. Reiland Columns

Government can’t always get what it wants

By Ralph R. Reiland
Economist Mick Jagger, rock star and former student of finance and accounting at the London School of Economics, moved to the south of France in 1971 to escape the 90-percent-plus income tax rates in Britain. “Imagine the plight of many ...


George F. Will Columns

The wrinkle in the ObamaCare decision

By George F. Will
“What chumps!” — Chief Justice John Roberts, June 29, 2015 WASHINGTON Roberts’ intellectual complexity does not prevent him from expressing himself pithily, as ...


Donald J. Boudreaux Columns

Politics & commerce, crass & mass

By Donald J. Boudreaux
If, on June 16, you Googled “crass commercialism,” you got 88,500 hits. If you Googled “crass politics,” you got 7,830 hits — fewer than one-tenth the number of hits for “crass commercialism.” Why do we accept so readily the classification ...


Whispers Columns

Heavy Boston snow lightens Kerry’s wallet

By Tribune-Review
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 his home city of Boston enduring historic snow accumulations this winter, the secretary of State ...


Q & A

The polling problem

By Eric Heyl
Cliff Zukin is a Rutgers University professor of public policy and political science at the Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy and ...