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Islam has been hijacked by Wahhabism

By Azeem Ibrahim 9:00 p.m.
“Islam is a religion of love. My brother was killed by terrorists, by false Muslims.” These were the words of Malek Merabet, the brother ...

Jews, outnumbered by Muslims, suffer under mob rule

By Jonah Goldberg 9:00 p.m.
In the wake of the terrorist attack on a kosher market in Paris, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked French Jews to come home. I ...

Rogue states feel the oil pinch

By Jackson Diehl 9:00 p.m.
As oil prices continued to plunge, it was instructive to watch the disparate reactions of three governments whose whopping losses are likely to produce some ...

It’s time for some intelligent intelligence gathering

By Tribune-Review 9:00 p.m.
It’s time to create a free-standing Defense Department agency to handle intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). It’s especially necessary given the growing technological capabilities and the need for this primarily airborne collection of data. Let’s not even mention the pressures ...

Verbatim

By Tribune-Review 9:00 p.m.
“The Founders didn’t anticipate Barack Obama. If they would, they would have commanded him to move (last week’s) State of the Union to Halloween.” — Wesley Pruden, editor emeritus of The Washington Times. “Barack Obama has become a figure ...

Taxing the rich won’t save America’s middle class

By Ben Boychuk 9:00 p.m.
The republic might be crumbling but at least the economy appears to be on the mend after more than five years of anemic “recovery.” Rather ...

Don’t blame ‘Big Oil’ for Pa.’s higher pump prices

By Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan 9:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh received some good news last week as the price of gas fell to $2.34 a gallon. Over the past year, the price of gas ...

Restate of the Union

By John Stossel 9:00 p.m.
If President Obama had gave the State of the Union address I’d like to hear, he would have said this: “I heard you, voters, in November when you took control of the Senate away from my party. I get it. ...

Who should pay for ‘free’ college?

By John M. Crisp 9:00 p.m.
President Obama’s announcement of his proposal to provide free tuition for 9 million community college students coincides with the start of the spring semester at ...

Return to regular order means reining in the EPA

By Mike Duncan 9:00 p.m.
If there is one lasting change the 114th Congress should seek to make, it is the return to regular order. The Founding Fathers intentionally made ...

The money man on the rise

By Tribune-Review 9:00 p.m.
Who: Dennis Davin Position: Has been nominated by Gov. Tom Wolf to head the state Department of Community and Economic Development. Age: 52 ...

Senate lawmakers unchained

By Byron York
To outsiders, some of the changes Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will bring to the Senate might seem like inside baseball. But they could bring about a huge improvement in the way the Senate works. And that could in turn lead ...

Standing up to radical Islam

By Georgie Anne Geyer
WASHINGTON — Depending on where you stand, the recent tortured week in Paris can be viewed as French citizens fighting stateless terrorists, or as simply another opening act, as the French prime minister put it, in a world “at war.” ...

Liberating advice from a ‘worst mom’

By Lenore Skenazy
Two Maryland parents stand accused of doing the unthinkable: They trusted their kids, 10 and 6, to walk home from the park. The children got about halfway there when someone saw them and called the cops. For this, parents Danielle ...

For what are we fighting?

By Pat Buchanan
After the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that France “is at war with terrorism, jihadism and radical Islamism.” This tells us what France is fighting against. But what is France fighting for in this war on terror? ...

The irony of Wolf’s extraction tax

By Charles Breene
Gov. Tom Wolf has said he will use proceeds from a new natural gas extraction tax to pay for education, infrastructure and to alleviate a budget shortfall. The great irony is that Wolf’s new tax targets the very sector of ...

The real pension problem

By David Sanko
Clearly, Pennsylvania is facing a snowballing pension bill, expected to mushroom from $52 billion today to more than $65 billion by 2021, to cover retirement benefits promised to more than 800,000 state and public school employees. It’s also true that ...

How immigrants become Americans

By Robert P. George
How do immigrants become Americans? It goes beyond becoming a citizen and even formally signing on with the American political creed. The key ingredient is something I know intimately from my own family’s experience e_SEmD namely, gratitude. It is, typically, ...

Ghosts of the Great Society

By Charles Lane
In the history of the American welfare state, no event was more consequential than the convening of the 89th Congress on Jan. 3, 1965, in which Democrats enjoyed huge majorities in both houses. Followed 17 days later by the swearing ...

Joe Paterno is no winner

By Dan K. Thomasson
I’m sorry but Joe Paterno is still a loser. Restoring his record as the coach with the most wins in college football history doesn’t alter that for one minute — not one second. The letter “L” was indelibly etched on ...