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The climate ruse: A warped dimension

By Tribune-Review
All one needs to know about the Government-Envirocrat Complex’s latest stab at attempting to reorder yet another large swath of the American economy in the “progressive” vision comes from Joe Bastardi. The former long-range forecasting guru for AccuWeather these days ...

Elsie Hillman, 1925-2015

By Tribune-Review
It wasn’t often that we ran in the exact same philosophical Republican circles as Elsie Hillman, the great conservative benefactor and Pennsylvania GOP matriarch who died Tuesday in Pittsburgh at the age of 89. For, once upon a time, there ...

Merging health insurers: Suffering ahead?

By Tribune-Review
Government regulators must ensure that mergers planned by some of America’s biggest health insurers don’t eliminate the key characteristic of any market that serves both buyers and sellers well — competition. The New York Times, citing Decision Resource Group statistics, ...

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

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The McCullough verdict: Chuck McCullough could face as little as probation when Allegheny County Senior Judge Lester Nauhaus sentences him on Nov. 9. Judge Nauhaus found the former county solicitor and Republican County Council member guilty of five felonies and ...

Greensburg Tuesday takes

By Tribune-Review
Summer litterbugs: It’s pathetic to see the accumulation of litter — coffee cups, bottles, fast-food bags and even old tires — dumped along roadsides, from thoroughfares like Route 30 to neighborhood streets. Sadder, still, is that the problem has become ...

Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes

By Tribune-Review
Full investigation: Armstrong County officials are promising a thorough review of the jail’s policies and procedures in light of last week’s escape by Robert Edward Crissman Jr. We certainly hope so. Regardless of what the probe finds, it will be ...

Tuesday takes

By Tribune-Review
A new amusement in the park. Kennywood took a shot at the untraditional in opening a 4-D Theater. The new attraction gives visitors a taste of the sort of lifelike experience Disney and Universal offer at theme parks elsewhere in ...

North Korea’s nukes: Object lesson ignored

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As proponents of the nuclear arms accord with Iran relentlessly defend it against the glare of critical analysis, North Korea provides a timely example of the profound consequences when a rogue nation ignores its “promises” and goes nuclear. Pyongyang’s Ministry ...

U.N. Watch: Follow China’s lead?

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The United Nations climate chief has found a standard-bearer in China, whose environmental agenda, she says, should be the exemplar for the rest of the world — specifically the United States. Christiana Figueres says the communist regime “understands that this is ...

EPA diktats: Pushing back

By Tribune-Review
Like a loose thread on a cheap garment, the Obama administration’s power plant diktats gradually are beginning to unravel as some state governors resist the demands of the Environmental Protection Agency. This, on the heels of the federal government’s Supreme ...

Sunday pops

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Pennsylvania’s reputation as the State of Corruption received an unflattering boost with last week’s federal indictment of 11-term Democrat Congressman Chaka Fattah on multiple public corruption charges. Mr. Fattah, of Philadelphia, denies any wrongdoing. But the feds say they have ...

The Box

By Tribune-Review
Dear Jimmy Roach: Here’s to your “pipes” calling from glen to glen once again. Yours, Old Man River. ...

Jamestown revealed: History comes alive

By Tribune-Review
Scientific discoveries about the New World’s first permanent English settlement four centuries ago make hitherto obscure colonists remarkably easy to relate to as flesh-and-blood human beings. National Museum of Natural History and Jamestown Recovery Foundation researchers investigating Fort James, part ...

Saturday essay: Garden chances

By Tribune-Review
The garden is on pace to being the most productive in many seasons. And now it’s time to have some real fun, to see if a few experiments pan out. From spring lettuces to mid-summer green beans, from cucumbers and peppers ...

Kittanning Laurels & Lances

By Tribune-Review
L aurel: To Pam Everett, organizer of the Templeton/Adrian Floatation Awareness River Rafting Day. The Windoon woman on a whim last summer came up with the idea of getting some friends together to float down the Allegheny River. That turned ...

The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority: Facts & findings

By Tribune-Review
A public forum is scheduled 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss Connellsville’s Redevelopment Authority, “including potential dissolution and alternatives for development programs and grant administration.” It’s a meeting we encourage the public to attend. For the past several months, some Connellsville City ...

Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

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Laurel: To Bill Peduto. Pittsburgh’s mayor is openly panning Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to float pension obligation bonds to shore up the state’s broken public employees pension system. And with sound reason: A similar move two decades ago with the ...

Greensburg Laurels & Lances

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Laurel: To the Flight 93 National Memorial’s new visitor center complex. Park officials anticipate quite a crowd when the center opens Sept. 10, as well they should. Here’s hoping the crowds keep coming and that Americans never forget the valor ...

Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances

By Tribune-Review
An observation: The New Kensington-Arnold School District may have “won” in the lawsuit filed by a parent over the “Ten Commandments” monument at Valley High School, but the victory may be Pyrrhic. U.S. Judge Terrence McVerry ruled the plaintiff lacked ...

The Brady affair: Contract law

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the NFL Players Association suing in federal court to overturn his four-game “Deflategate” suspension won’t help them in the court of public opinion. Nor can it change the fact that they’re disputing workplace ...