Editorials

A troubling climate at the National Park Service

On a family visit to two national parks last weekend, President Obama used the opportunity (does he ever miss one?) to pontificate on the "reality" ...

Saturday essay: Smiling Flats

We'll gather on Catalpa Place Flats today for that greatest of Mt. Lebanon summer traditions — the block party. This will be the 25th annual. There ...

School funding: Never 'enough'

In the run-up to another state budget showdown in Harrisburg, Gov. Tom Wolf and his educratic acolytes are demanding more money for public schools. State ...

Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

On the "Watch List": Pittsburgh Public Schools. It dropped a proposal this week to establish a procedure for vetting candidates for top administrative posts. An ...

Greensburg Laurels & Lances

Laurel: To Hempfield's zoning hearing board. Members voted to allow a teenager to keep four pet chickens as emotional support animals in a residential district ...

Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances

Lance: To the Leechburg Area School District. The district and its solicitor, Robert Cinpinski, came up with eight reasons to not release the investigative report ...

The fracking ruling: Slapping Obama (again)

The Obama administration once again has been adjudicated a rule of law scofflaw. And this time, it's by one of its own. In a long-awaited ...

The Thursday wrap

A Connecticut judge will determine if Remington should be held liable for selling the semi-automatic rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in ...

Time to Brexit: Reclaim yourself, UK

Brits head to the polls Thursday to decide whether they "Brexit" the European Union or "Remain" in the dubious amalgam of 28 countries that joined ...

Apply grease here

Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai was asked by the Trib five times if the work of his former chief of staff-turned-lobbyist influenced his changed position ...

Alle-Kiski Tuesday Takes

Really stupid: There's an old saying: "If criminals were smart, they wouldn't be criminals." This proved to be true yet again with the arrest of ...

Climate of coercion: Dangerous cudgel

A cabal of Democrat state attorneys general are ramping up their inquisition into alleged disinformation about climate change. But the offsetting stench of intimidation is ...

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

That deer: Pittsburgh police had to put down a deer on Sunday, a deer that made its way Downtown. And there has been some criticism. ...

Greensburg Tuesday takes

No kidding: A survey by the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators and the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials comes to the inescapable conclusion that ...

The 'Persuader Rule': Stacking the deck for Big Labor

It's called the "persuader rule" because it's intended to push businesses to roll over on union organizing. But opposition to the Obama administration's latest oblation ...

U.N. Watch: A sad exit

The whistle-blower who exposed sickening allegations of sexual abuse by United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic has resigned, citing a culture of "complete ...

America at war: No way to run it

President Obama painted a rosy picture of America's war effort against ISIS last Tuesday. On Thursday, his CIA director threw him under the bus. The ...

Sunday pops

Airbnb, the online lodging service and prime example of the new "sharing economy," has reached a deal with Pennsylvania to begin collecting the commonwealth's 6 ...

Reining in the IRS: Whittling the cudgel

Three years after the IRS was caught questionably scrutinizing tea party and other conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status, Congress has responded. Legislation passed by ...

Saturday essay: Gaining time

"Rest is not idleness," reminded British essayist John Lubbock in 1894's "The Use of Life." "And to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a ...