Editorials

Democrats & infrastructure: Devolve the federal model

One of the reasons presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is said to have chosen Tim Kaine as her running mate is his ability to ...

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

The heat is on: The summer heat wave continues this week. As does the regular chance for pop-up thunderstorms. While we can use the rain, ...

Greensburg Tuesday takes

Pipeline scrutiny: The investigation of Salem's natural gas pipeline explosion has drawn attention to a parallel transmission line, which officials say has similar corrosion. A ...

Tuesday takes

PPG's evolution: It began its existence in Creighton in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass and has been one of the industry's premier players. PPG Industries ...

Taxes & flight: Pa.'s sad tale

Incumbent state lawmakers running for re-election this year — especially old-timers who have put down roots in Harrisburg — won't be singing the praises of ...

U.N. Watch: Textbook lesson

It's bad enough that Americans provide nearly $400 million annually to a United Nations agency that distributes anti-Israel textbooks to 700 schools in the Palestinian ...

State of Corruption: Indicting Hafer

What's manifestly troubling about Thursday's indictment of former Pennsylvania Treasurer Barbara Hafer — other than the allegation that she lied to federal investigators — is ...

Sunday pops

A "band of senators," meeting behind closed doors, this month blocked a move to force the Air Force to reveal how much the Air Force ...

Another solar mess: Taxpayers burned

Praised by the Obama administration as a shining example of clean energy realized, the massive Ivanpah solar power plant in California is facing a dim ...

Saturday essay: Beans & broth

The first green beans of the season have been consumed. Yes, they were a bit late this year; a lingering and robust crop of heat-tolerant ...

The Iran deal: A disaster grows

The first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran has been met with predictable prattle from the Obama administration, which insists, ad nauseam, that the ...

Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

On the "Watch List": The heat. Mother Nature is ramping it up for the weekend. Temperatures in the 90s combined with high humidity will make ...

Greensburg Laurels & Lances

On the "Watch List": • Westmoreland County borrowing. Commissioners are preparing to borrow up to $20 million for various projects, primarily at Westmoreland Manor. ...

The Pence file: Lose the 'tude

Mike Pence accepted the Republican nomination for vice president Wednesday night in Cleveland. And there's plenty to like about the Indiana governor. But there's a ...

The Thursday wrap

A new study suggests that those living near heavy fracking sites might — might — be more prone to asthma attacks. No cause and effect ...

The Iranian side deal: Obama's hocus will come back to poke us

The American people were lied to about the Iranian nuclear deal. "The administration said repeatedly there were no secret side deals," John Bolton, our ...

Pols & plagiarism

"My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" was the seminal line from ...

Ambush in Baton Rouge: There is no excuse

An ugliness has swept over America. Our social fabric is snapping, thread by thread. How can it be reconstituted? Can it be reconstituted? Early Sunday ...

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

Point of order: Allegheny County officials say they are excited about the prospect of developing 3,800 acres around Pittsburgh International Airport now that Shell is ...

Greensburg Tuesday takes

Tomorrow's firefighters: The weeklong Junior Firefighter Academy, sponsored by the Unity Township Bureau of Fire at St. Vincent College, helps draw in and encourage the ...