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Collaring the EPA: Hold the cigars

By Tribune-Review
“You can’t put a price on clean air,” the eco-left is fond of saying. But the Supreme Court ruled Monday that not only can you, you must in order to pass statutory muster. In a clear, though possibly Pyrrhic, victory ...

Social Security’s mess

By Tribune-Review
As Social Security’s disability programs approach a fiscal cliff by the end of next year, yet another report shines a stark light on beneficiaries receiving overpayments — in this case, amounting to almost half the program’s recipients between 2004 and ...

Apple Music & Taylor Swift: A good & timely lesson

By Tribune-Review
However dazzling it might be, technology doesn’t relieve companies of their fundamental moral and legal obligations to compensate people for their work. Ask tech giant Apple, which just received a much-needed reminder about that from music superstar Taylor Swift. As ...

Brewster advances

By Tribune-Review
For the most part, McKeesport does not receive much attention in Harrisburg. It was ignored by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and, after some early glimmers of hope, it hasn’t changed under Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf. So the city needs to have ...

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

By Tribune-Review
Deer rule: There are so many deer in Mt. Lebanon these days that some barkeeps and restaurateurs are considering drink and meal specials for them, there might be a deer-only night at the municipal swimming pool and some streets might ...

Greensburg Tuesday takes

By Tribune-Review
Route 30’s “direction”: Little more than a month after a head-on crash killed police Lt. Eric Eslary on the divided highway in Ligonier Township, a car turned on to the same highway eastbound in the westbound lane at Kingston Dam. ...

Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes

By Tribune-Review
Throw the book at e_SSRqem: New Kensington cobbler Gene Montemurro has been a beloved member of the community for decades. We’re betting those who allegedly assaulted and robbed him in his shop on Friday didn’t know that, seeing the diminutive ...

McKeesport Tuesday Takes

By Tribune-Review
Well-known on two levels ... Dr. Michael Krak, who passed away Saturday at age 93, worked with Dr. Jonas Salk and other colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh on initial trials of what turned out to be a successful polio ...

Immigration crock: Inducing illegals

By Tribune-Review
Weakening our nation’s immigration detention system — as the Obama administration has just done — will only induce more unlawful border crossings. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday that detained illegal-alien families that can prove “eligibility for asylum or ...

U.N. Watch: Sanction sidestep

By Tribune-Review
Iran’s disregard of U.N. Security Council sanctions is an old story. A new wrinkle, according a United Nations report, is that sanction violations are being ignored. That reflects a “political decision by some member states ... to avoid a possible negative ...

The gun suit ruling: Start anew

By Tribune-Review
Commonwealth Court on Thursday ruled as unconstitutional a Pennsylvania law that allowed outside individuals and groups to sue local communities over their unconstitutional gun laws. But the ruling, by a seven-member panel of the appeals court, had absolutely nothing to ...

Sunday pops

By Tribune-Review
Wal-Mart is among the retailers that stopped selling Confederate merchandise in the aftermath of the Charleston, S.C., church massacre. But as The Washington Free Beacon reports, Wal-Mart continues to sell not only the flags of Iran and Cuba but also ...

The Box

By Tribune-Review
Dear UPMC: What, you folks don’t do thin skin transplants? Yours, Old Man River. ...

The gay marriage ruling: Liberty affirmed

By Tribune-Review
No state shall ... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. That’s the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment on which the U.S. Supreme Court based its Friday decision to ...

Confusion resolved: Go River Hawks

By Tribune-Review
The mascot of the Armstrong Junior-Senior High School that opens this fall is now officially spelled with two words: River Hawks. We’re glad the school board cleared things up with its vote to adopt the two-word style at its Monday ...

Connellsville Redevelopment Authority flap: Work it out

By Tribune-Review
For more than three decades, the Connellsville Redevelopment Authority has looked for and obtained millions of dollars in grants that have been used for a multitude of projects. Now today’s city council is questioning its operations. Recently, authority Chairwoman Marilyn Weaver ...

King v. Burwell: Affirming ‘SCOTUScare’

By Tribune-Review
Word definitions and reading comprehension apparently are not the strong suits of six justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. And Thursday’s much-anticipated decision on ObamaCare subsidies seriously erodes the already damaged credibility of Chief Justice John Roberts. In a 6-3 ...

Checking the Somali threat: A-s-s-i-m-i-l-a-t-i-o-n

By Tribune-Review
Greater assimilation would make the Somali immigrant community in Minnesota’s Twin Cities less of a recruiting hotbed for Islamist jihadis. Somalia’s 1990s civil war enabled Saudi-funded Wahhabi clerics to displace Islam’s moderate Sufi sect there, according to a University of ...

The Thursday wrap

By Tribune-Review
If the mad dash now on to erase every vestige of the Confederacy is allowed to run unimpeded, it won’t be long before “Civil War” is removed from our lexicon. Sanitized history can only breed ignorance. ... The Economist magazine ...