The Pennsylvania Progressive Summit was held this weekend in Harrisburg. The theme was “Fighting back, moving forward.” Given what “progressivism” really is, the theme should have been “Fighting logic, moving backward.” ... National Review Online offers three wise words to settle the growing debate over transporting crude oil by train: “Pipelines don't derail.” ... We offer three wise words for Democrats and Republicans who perpetually target “the rich” to either “make them pay their fair share” or “reform the tax code”: Cut government spending. ... Vice President Joe Biden says that those who support voter ID laws are black-hating zealots who want to limit the franchise. Never mind the myriad voter ID studies showing no statistically significant evidence of “voter suppression” among minorities, the poor or seniors. How sad that Mr. Biden engages in race-baiting. ... Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore told Congress last week “there's no scientific proof that human emissions of CO2 are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth's atmosphere over the last 100 years.” What's a climate-clucker to do? ... An Emory University student stood up in a public forum last month to defend President Barack Obama's extraconstitutional behavior by claiming he had invoked the Constitution's “Elastic Clause.” Of course, no such “clause” exists. The student must have picked up the notion in economics class. You know, Mush for Brains 101.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Greensburg Tuesday takes
- Pittsburgh Tuesday takes
- U.N. Watch: Cheering on Iran
- The Kathleen Kane chronicles: The Pa. attorney general’s credibility is gone
- The Hagel ‘resignation’: Toadies need apply
- Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
- The turnpike scandal: More wet noodles
- Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes