Editorials

McAuliffe's donor: Really, Governor?

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he's confident he abided by the law when he accepted a $120,000 campaign donation to his 2013 gubernatorial bid from ...

The Thursday wrap

WalletHub is out with its 2016 Memorial Day by the Numbers Report. Among its findings: • 42 million-plus Americans have served the country ...

Mickey Mouse boss: The VA's Robert McDonald must go

The nation and its veterans have had enough of Robert McDonald. If the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs doesn't resign immediately, the Obama ...

California coddling: Tuition help for illegal aliens steps on and over citizens

While many parents and their college-bound sons and daughters scrimp and save to afford tuition, the University of California is offering more than $25 million ...

Quigley 'resigns': He had to go

The end came quickly for John Quigley. For some, it was not quick enough. The secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection resigned Friday ...

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

Do or die: The Pittsburgh Penguins face elimination tonight in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 'Guins fell in overtime at home to the Bolts of ...

Greensburg Tuesday takes

Going up?: When Westmoreland County adopted its 3 percent hotel room tax, we said it was only a matter of time before politicos would reach ...

Alle-Kiski Tuesday Takes

A solution?: The lawsuit over the 10 Commandments monument at Valley Junior-Senior High in New Kensington is a gigantic waste of time and money. Because ...

Gov. Wolf serves Big Labor, not kids, in vexing veto

In a sickening sop to unions, Gov. Tom Wolf made good on his promise to veto commonsense legislation that would have placed public school teachers' ...

U.N. Watch: Peacekeepers' payday

Despite heightened scrutiny and justified outrage over recent allegations of sexual abuse by United Nations peacekeepers, the Obama administration and an obliging Congress saw fit ...

Scandal in Plum: Fire them

Top administrators in the sex scandal-rocked Plum Borough School District apparently didn't break the law. But neither did they do their jobs — to protect ...

Sunday pops

The Iranian government, one of the world's leading sponsors of state terrorism, is demanding $50 billion in reparations from the United States for 63 years ...

Affirming the 2nd Amendment (twice more)

Score two significant Second Amendment victories over the government's continuing efforts to infringe on or otherwise invalidate our right to bear arms. In the first ...

Saturday essay: Beginnings ...

"Sow dry and set wet," goes the gardening proverb. By that standard, setting those tomato and pepper plants today should be perfect — ...

The new overtime rules: Faux 'progress'

Yet again the Obama administration has proven it has no understanding of economics. On Wednesday, the Labor Department finalized rules that nearly double the threshold ...

Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

On the "Watch List": • Allegheny Health Network. Another shake-up at the struggling hospital system sees physicians assume the role of president at Allegheny ...

Greensburg Laurels & Lances

On the "Watch List": • Youngwood's playground runaround. Despite changes to accommodate a state order, the site still is not up to code, ...

Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances

Lance: To Leechburg Area parents. Since January, the school district has had allegations of sexual assault on basketball team members in a hazing ritual, a ...

The Cuban flood: Obama's open door

The Cold War is long over. The Obama administration has "thawed" relations with Cuba. Yet a growing number of Cubans without visas are being accepted ...

The Thursday wrap

You can almost imagine Dawn Le foaming at the mouth and shouting at the top of her lungs as she wrote her latest press release ...