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Colin McNickle Columns

‘Too many white people’ in Pittsburgh?

By Colin Mcnickle
Did you know that there are too many white people in Pittsburgh? That’s what the deputy director of the Allegheny County Department of Health’s Bureau of Public Policy and Community Relations told NEXTPittsburgh.com. “My two main gripes (about Pittsburgh) are: ...


Salena Zito Columns

Domestic terror, fear & voters’ anger

By Salena Zito
COLUMBUS, Ohio Larry Fitzpatrick woke at 3 a.m. two Fridays ago, hours after five servicemen were gunned down in Chattanooga, Tenn., and just knew he had to do something. A few hours later when the Armed Forces Career Center opened ...


Brad Bumsted Columns

How big is the pay-to-play probe?

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG There’s a link between the ongoing federal investigations of Allentown and Reading city halls and the FBI popping ex-state Treasurer Rob McCord this year for extortion. The common thread is political consultant Mike Fleck. He moved from the campaign ...


Eric Heyl Columns

Heyl: Longtime disc jockey Jimmy Roach to turn dismissal into brighter times

By Eric Heyl
For the first time in decades, Jimmy Roach gets to enjoy sleeping in every day. The legendary Pittsburgh disc jockey likes it so much that ...


Luis Fábregas Columns

Fábregas: Bethel Park native pedals through handcycling challenges despite disability

By Luis Fábregas
Ashli Molinero spent this week in Alaska, but it wasn’t exactly a vacation. Molinero, who lives in the South Side, is participating in the ...


Joseph Sabino Mistick Columns

Go, Donald Trump, go!

By Joseph Sabino Mistick
In the struggle between the reckless and the guarded, reckless often wins. If just for a while. Donald Trump is living proof. His substance does not count for much, but his style — throwing caution to the wind and speaking ...


Tom Purcell Columns

Americana on a bun

By Tom Purcell
It’s July, and we know what that means: time to celebrate the American hot dog. July is National Hot Dog Month, you see, a glorious month when the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council tells us about the history of the ...


Ralph R. Reiland Columns

Trump on money, politics & hair

By Ralph R. Reiland
Donald Trump said he’d work so hard in the White House that he wouldn’t have time to comb his hair the way he likes it. “I mean, the other night ... New York was shut down because Obama’s here to ...


George F. Will Columns

Obama makes bad history

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near Alamogordo, N.M. Nuclear-weapons technology has become markedly more ...


Donald J. Boudreaux Columns

A scholar’s scholar retires

By Donald J. Boudreaux
My dear friends Bob and Elizabeth Higgs will soon move from Louisiana to a remote corner of Mexico. Bob says that visits north of the border will be few. The Higgses plan to retire away from it all with a ...


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

Media enabling Trump

By Eric Heyl
Paul Achter is chair of the Department of Rhetoric and Communication Studies and an associate professor of rhetoric at the University of Richmond. Via email, he spoke to the Trib regarding the rhetoric of Donald Trump, currently atop the polls ...