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Colin McNickle Columns

Notes on the state of things

By Colin Mcnickle
It’s the latest outrageous example of the regulatory state run amok: The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission voted last week to release the proprietary ride data information of Lyft, one of two ride-sharing services that regulators are hellbent on shutting down. …


Salena Zito Columns

D.C. elites miss signs pointing to GOP Senate

By Salena Zito
BROOKHAVEN, W.Va If you don’t look in the weeds, sometimes you miss the signs. Late this summer, along the edges of this Mountain State town, a homemade sign jutted from the edge of a country road. It read, simply: “Change …


Brad Bumsted Columns

Porn scandal questions

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG As with many things in life, there are complexities in the state’s growing pornography scandal that can affect how workers involved are disciplined and …


Eric Heyl Columns

Heyl: Hey, girl, lookin’ so fine: Why you mad?

By Eric Heyl
Surprisingly, she wasn’t swept off her feet. Shoshana Roberts, a New York City actress with Pittsburgh roots, wasn’t impressed with the introductory lines from male admirers she heard recently while roaming the Big Apple’s mean streets. The 2008 Pittsburgh CAPA …


Nafari Vanaski Columns

Vanaski: Let’s face it: Scalpel cuts deep for many

By Nafari Vanaski
It’s the day before Halloween, so there’s really no better time than now to talk about masks, actress Renee Zellweger and the “Twilight Zone.” The latter, for those unaware, was a popular 1960s sci-fi TV show. In an episode called …


Luis Fábregas Columns

Fábregas: Cancer-stricken California woman chooses to plan her death

By Luis Fábregas
A week from today, Brittany Maynard plans to take her life. You may have heard her story. She’s the 29-year-old newlywed from California who made …


Joseph Sabino Mistick Columns

Swift justice

By Joseph Sabino Mistick
Meteorologists tell us that lightning can strike on a sunny day. And when it happens, folks talk about little else. And so it is with the suspension of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery by his fellow justices last week. …


Tom Purcell Columns

Beat Ebola like polio

By Tom Purcell
My mother was 13 years old, the oldest child in her family, the day the health department nailed the quarantine notice on her front door. It was late in the summer of 1951. My mother’s younger sister, Cecelia, was just …


Ralph R. Reiland Columns

Hackers, pot brownies & Putin

By Ralph R. Reiland
Not once in my life have I ever said to anyone, “You wanna smoke a bowl?” Still, I get information via emails on my computer about water bongs, vaporizers, smoking pipes and scales. With edibles, I get emails about pot …


George F. Will Columns

A Ga. capitalist struggles

By George F. Will
McDONOUGH, Ga. In a sun-dappled square decorated with scores of entrants in the community’s Halloween scarecrow contest, a balky sound system enables, if barely, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate to exhort a few hundred people to urge neighbors to vote …


Donald J. Boudreaux Columns

Marking two passings

By Donald J. Boudreaux
This month brought the deaths of two people to whom I owe large debts. One was my first economics teacher, Michelle Bailliet, or Michelle Francois as she was known in 1977 when I took her introductory economics course at Nicholls …


Whispers Columns

Next time, Mr. Secretary,  use wife’s ‘pickle plane’

By Tribune-Review
If he wanted to get home quickly and conveniently, John Kerry should have just summoned Heiress Force One. The secretary of State drew headlines recently when he had to take a commercial flight home from Vienna because mechanical problems grounded …


Q & A

The economy & the elections

By Eric Heyl
Stuart Varney is an anchor for the Fox Business Network and the host of “Varney & Company,” which airs daily on the network from 11 …