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Obama’s problem: He denies reality

By Tribune-Review
President Obama’s penchant for not acknowledging reality continues with his administration’s refusal to label the Ottoman Turks’ purge of Christian Armenians, which began 100 years ago Friday, as the genocide it was. Pope Francis lately called it “the first genocide ...

Saturday essay: Cruel civilities

By Tribune-Review
“April is the cruelest month,” wrote T.S. Eliot. And looking outside on this cold late April morning that’s attempting to shake off a rather forlorn week of weather, it would be easy to succumb to the melancholy it could foster. Easy, ...

Armstrong County Laurels & Lances

By Tribune-Review
Laurel: To Randy Cloak. Before Mr. Cloak resigned as president of the Kittanning Council, he proposed that the Armstrong School District give his borough soon-to-be-empty school buildings for development into housing. We don’t know if such a project is ...

Messrs. Tremba, Haggerty & Molinaro: Connellsville mourns

By Tribune-Review
In recent weeks, Connellsville lost three outstanding men, each of whom helped make the city a better place. Dave Tremba, Ronald Haggerty Sr. and Henry Molinaro were leaders in government and the community. Mr. Molinaro, a musician and longtime ...

The DEA scandal: Larger issues

By Tribune-Review
The impending departure of Drug Enforcement Administration head Michele Leonhart — on whose watch DEA agents held scandalous sex parties in Colombia with prostitutes paid for by drug cartels — does nothing to resolve larger scandalous issues. Think of her ...

Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

By Tribune-Review
Lance: To Drew Zoldak. The Plum High School teacher is accused of intimidating a female student — in front of his class — with whom another teacher is accused of having sex. Investigators say Mr. Zoldak not only told students ...

Greensburg Laurels & Lances

By Tribune-Review
Lance: To drug desperation. That’s likely behind at least three thefts in the Murrysville area of catalytic converters for the precious metals contained in them. Vehicles with more ground clearance make it easier for thieves to quickly cut out the ...

Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances

By Tribune-Review
Lance: To Drew Zoldak. The Plum High School teacher is accused of intimidating a female student — in front of his class — with whom another teacher is accused of having sex. Investigators say Mr. Zoldak not only told students ...

At the Supreme Court: No fishing

By Tribune-Review
The U.S. Supreme Court has struck a necessary blow against police angling to conduct fishing expeditions during traffic stops. In a 6-3 ruling Tuesday, in a case out of Nebraska, the high court said that police cannot extend a concluded ...

The Thursday wrap

By Tribune-Review
As silly as was the expletive-sprinkled retort of Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford toward Trib Total Media columnist Rob Rossi on Monday, Mr. Rutherford is a piker compared to Cincinnati Reds Manager Bryan Price. Also on Monday, he unloaded a ...

McKeesport library picks up Wise Walk sponsorship

By Tribune-Review
Carnegie Library of McKeesport took the initiative, when sponsorship was dropped by UPMC for Life, AARP and the county library association, to fund and support Wise Walk this spring. The program, which started in 2008, is designed to promote fitness ...

Massacre at Fort Hood: Vindication at last

By Tribune-Review
Victims of the 2009 Fort Hood mass shooting always deserved full medical and financial benefits and the Purple Hearts they at long last received this month. And now that Secretary of the Army John McHugh has announced they will get ...

Don’t weaken Marine standards for women

By Tribune-Review
To maintain military readiness, the Marine Corps must not bow to pressure to lower existing standards to enable women to fill ground-combat roles. Indeed, all branches of the U.S. armed forces must resist such pressure, which has only grown since the ...

Auberle continues to heal

By Tribune-Review
McKeesport’s faith-based Auberle organization continues its mission “to help troubled children and families heal themselves.” Evidence of that can be seen in many corners of the Mon-Yough region, including a social service agency in Turtle Creek. There Auberle’s Employment Institute found what ...

The minimum wage: Theaters at stake

By Tribune-Review
A classic real-world example of how minimum wages can hurt the very people they supposedly are designed to help was documented on the front page of Monday’s New York Times. Reporting from Los Angeles, Michael Paulson details the efforts of ...

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

By Tribune-Review
Get real: Some are intimating that Monroeville Mall officials failed to properly monitor social media postings and, thus, contributed to the environment that led to a melee outside a mall bar/restaurant early Saturday. The business shut down the party due ...

Greensburg Tuesday takes

By Tribune-Review
Grounded: In the latest skirmish between Westmoreland County commissioners and Sheriff Jonathan Held, the county’s leaders notified the sheriff that his office no longer will provide security at the Westmoreland County Airshow, scheduled in June. Mr. Held says providing a ...

Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes

By Tribune-Review
Mall space for rent: It’s good to hear Pittsburgh Mills mall officials are courting department chain Boscov’s. But pardon us if we aren’t overjoyed. Before the mall was built, we heard it would be a “destination mall.” That didn’t ...

Mon-Yough Tuesday takes

By Tribune-Review
Get real: Some are intimating that Monroeville Mall officials failed to properly monitor social media postings and thereby contributed to the environment that led to a melee outside a mall bar/restaurant early Saturday. The business shut down the party because ...

The gathering storm: An IRS defeat

By Tribune-Review
Attempting to obscure the extent of its alleged targeting of conservative groups, the Internal Revenue Service has been smacked with a serious setback in its court fight in Ohio. A federal judge granted a motion compelling the IRS to list ...