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Colin McNickle Columns

The pocket-picking, market-perverting charade of RACP

By Colin Mcnickle
A new study published by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University exposes the sobering reality of Pennsylvania’s state-sanctioned corporate wealthfare. Researcher Adam Millsap looked at the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) from 2010 to 2013. It’s a program ...

Salena Zito Columns

All party political success is local

By Salena Zito
Last week brought the best news for Democrats that nobody heard about. A top operative, the man who managed one of the most critical elements of building his party’s backbone, resigned from the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC). He had ...

Brad Bumsted Columns

Kathleen Kane’s scorched-earth policy

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG The off-again, on-again statements by Attorney General Kathleen Kane about releasing pornographic emails are getting old. She’s sitting on thousands of emails, some of them pornographic, from or to judges, cops and city and county officials. The common thread is ...

Eric Heyl Columns

Heyl: Toomey cash-raising tactic strongly resembles protection racket

By Eric Heyl
Innocent solicitation or sinister shakedown? That depends on your perspective. But everyone probably can agree that U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s recent campaign donation request could ...

Luis Fábregas Columns

Fabregas: Cut processed foods, cook your own dinner, and maybe live longer

By Luis Fábregas
Go ahead, eat an apple a day and see what happens. I’m not going to knock the practice, but I will tell you that I ...

Joseph Sabino Mistick Columns

Pa. kids first victims of state budget stalemate

By Joseph Sabino Mistick
As the executive director of Allies for Children, Patrick Dowd is worried and he is sounding the alarm. The state budget impasse hangs like a sword over many programs that protect our children. And many of the proposed resolutions offer ...

Tom Purcell Columns

The decline of American greatness

By Tom Purcell
“I’m fed up with politics and the country is going down the drain.” “Ah, yes, you speak of a recent Bloomberg Politics poll that found, according to AP, that 75 percent of Americans are fed up with politics and 72 percent ...

Ralph R. Reiland Columns


By Ralph R. Reiland
I’m getting an increased number of emails lately from readers with questions about economics — enough to do a dozen columns in reply. One office group discussing my “Obamanomics: Puffery vs, reality” column (Sept. 28 and asked if President ...

George F. Will Columns

Finding our place in the universe

By George F. Will
BALTIMORE Twinkling stars are pretty but, for astronomers, problematic. Twinkles are caused by the interference of Earth’s atmosphere with light radiating throughout the breathtakingly beautiful ...

Donald J. Boudreaux Columns

Vote! (Or don’t)

By Donald J. Boudreaux
I don’t vote. This fact gets me into hot water even with many of my libertarian friends. The argument that is typically offered in attempts to persuade me to vote is straightforward. Elections determine the contents of public policies. So, ...

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

Believe the polls? Pass the salt

By Tribune-Review
Larry J. Sabato is the founder and director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics and the author or editor of two dozen books ...