TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

The Thursday wrap

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Letters home ...

Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons?

Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words?

The world's a big place. Bring it home with Letters Home.

Contact Colin McNickle (412-320-7836 or cmcnickle@tribweb.com).

Daily Photo Galleries

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

The remarkable season of the Pittsburgh Pirates continues this afternoon in St. Louis as the Battlin' Bucs meet the Cards in Game 1 of the best-of-five divisional round. The Pirates — and more than 40,000 fans, the 10th player — blew out the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night to capture the National League wild card game. Game 3 will be at PNC Park on Sunday, as will Game 4 on Monday, if needed. “Buctober” is far more than a catchy slogan. ... Asks Andrew Malcolm, writing in Investor's Business Daily: “If we can do without nearly 900,000 ‘non-essential' personnel today with all their costly benefits and accruing pensions, why not tomorrow? And next week? And next year?” The fact that we can long has been Washington's dirty big secret. ... The new nut is a whole lot like the old nut in Venezuela. President Nicolas Maduro apparently inherited the crazy-as-a-loon gene from late President Hugo Chavez. He has expelled three U.S. diplomatic officials for allegedly backing a plan to sabotage the nation's electric grid and the economy. That's a pretty tall order, considering Venezuela doesn't have much of a grid or an economy to begin with. ... Iran says it will negotiate with the United States over its nuclear program if Washington first lifts economy-crippling sanctions. Uhm, no. ... Once said prospective Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen: “Will capitalist economies operate at full employment in the absence of routine intervention? Certainly not.” Next!

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Editorials

  1. Pittsburgh Tuesday takes
  2. Another IRS ‘oops’: Hardly credible
  3. Greensburg Tuesday takes
  4. Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes
  5. Water rules: States v. EPA
  6. McKeesport Tuesday Takes
  7. Greensburg Laurels & Lances
  8. The overtime proposal: Regressive economics
  9. U.N. Watch: Coddling anti-Semites