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The case of Beaver County Sheriff George David: He should be jailed pending trial

By Tribune-Review
Given the circumstances of the criminal case against him and his violation of his $50,000 unsecured bond, Beaver County Sheriff George David should be awaiting his July trial behind bars, not on electronic house arrest, while state police and his …

The Thursday wrap

By Tribune-Review
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear oral arguments in a case out of Ohio that’s expected to determine if outright lies in campaign ads are protected under the First Amendment. Should the court find they are not, and …

The Obama/Biden visit: Oh, the irony

By Tribune-Review
Day and evening classes are canceled Wednesday at Community College of Allegheny County’s West Hills Center in North Fayette. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are due to visit in the afternoon. And the irony is far thicker …

The Nevada standoff

By Tribune-Review
It’s appalling that the federal Bureau of Land Management escalated a long-running dispute with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy into an armed standoff — and that it took a courageous show of force by his supporters for the agency to defuse …

Another IPCC warning: More sci-fi

By Tribune-Review
Its “science” increasingly has come under fire. And the court of public opinion more and more is not on its side. So what’s the foundering United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to do? Why, go for broke, of …

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

By Tribune-Review
Going back: The Franklin Regional community is beginning the difficult task of attempting to return to normalcy following last week’s mass stabbing at the district’s Murrysville high school. Staff and faculty returned Monday; students can return on an informal basis …

Greensburg Tuesday takes

By Tribune-Review
Going back: The Franklin Regional community is beginning the difficult task of attempting to return to normalcy following last week’s mass stabbing at the district’s Murrysville high school. Staff and faculty returned Monday; students can return on an informal basis …

Alle-Kiski Tuesday Takes

By Tribune-Review
Going back: The Franklin Regional community is beginning the difficult task of attempting to return to normalcy following last week’s mass stabbing at the district’s Murrysville high school. Staff and faculty returned Monday; students can return on an informal basis …

Vladimir the corrupt: Up the sanctions against Putin

By Tribune-Review
Reaping tens of billions of illicit real estate, energy and kickback dollars for himself and his cronies, Russian President Vladimir Putin proves why “corrupt” almost always precedes “autocrat.” U.S. officials speaking anonymously estimate the illicit haul has totaled at least …

Paying the ObamaCare premium

By Tribune-Review
Contrary to the Obama administration’s empty assurances, ObamaCare-related premiums are not on pace for merely a slight increase next year. Health insurance officials tell The Hill newspaper that patients could see their fees double in some parts of the country. …

The IRS mess: Name a special prosecutor

By Tribune-Review
Mounting evidence in the IRS targeting scandal increasingly suggests politically motivated coordination, collusion and perhaps even conspiracy. And that makes clearer than ever the need for a special prosecutor to get to the bottom of this affair. Chairman Darrell Issa, …

Sunday pops

By Tribune-Review
If you believe that Kathleen Sebelius resigned of her own volition as Health and Human Services secretary, you obviously still believe in the Easter Bunny. Insiders say her departure is all about protecting Barack Obama’s “legacy.” Which more than suggests …

The Box

By Tribune-Review
Dear Franklin Regional: Returning to that school will be tough. But you’re a tough bunch. Yours, Old Man River. …

Extend jobless benefits? It’s counterproductive

By Tribune-Review
With only labor force shrinkage seeming to reduce stubbornly high joblessness, this is no time to extend unemployment benefits that discourage seeking work. And with midterm elections looming, this is no time for the Republican-controlled House to be suckered into …

Saturday essay: Deck of dreams

By Tribune-Review
Brinkley has been pawing at the patio door a bit more than usual in recent days. Sam, too. And Zoe and Winnie linger longer there with each walk-by. The three dogs and the cat are getting restless. They want to …

Vision needed: Retooling Kittanning

By Tribune-Review
Kittanning businessman Walter Aguirre recently told a Leader Times reporter, “We should be able to revitalize our community, just like Pittsburgh did with Lawrenceville, by accentuating the good things about it.” Mr. Aguirre is one of the organizers of First …

Springtime in Connellsville: A destination we call home

By Tribune-Review
Spring’s arrival in the Fay-West region is highlighted today with the opening of trout season. Fishermen (and women) will line our waterways in attempts to catch “the big one.” It’s also a reminder that the rural Fay-West area is rich …

The problem with BNY Mellon: It wears blinders

By Tribune-Review
Bank of New York Mellon, the merged banking giant that abandoned Pittsburgh as its headquarters nearly a decade ago for the bright lights of being where the action is in New York City, need not feign surprise that it is …

Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

By Tribune-Review
Laurel: To the heroes. Their numbers and actions were many in Wednesday’s stabbing rampage at Franklin Regional Senior High School: e_SBlt There’s the wounded student who pulled a fire alarm that sped an evacuation that surely spared more students from …

Greensburg Laurels & Lances

By Tribune-Review
Laurel: To the heroes. Their numbers and actions were many in Wednesday’s stabbing rampage at Franklin Regional Senior High School: • There’s the wounded student who pulled a fire alarm that sped an evacuation that surely spared more students • …