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An unhappy FAA landing

The Federal Aviation Administration does something excellent and then it turns on itself — on responsibility, on honesty, on fairness, on passenger service, maybe even ...

Crippling coal will cost U.S.

Much has been written to bury America's coal industry. The overriding presumption is that coal no longer is needed, soon to be replaced by breakthroughs ...

Horror in Twin Falls

Something wicked happened in Idaho's rural Magic Valley. The evil has been compounded by politicians, media and special-interest groups trying to suppress the story and ...

'Gun control' is a farce

Surely murder is a serious subject which ought to be examined seriously. Instead, it is almost always examined politically in the context of gun control ...

The emperors have plenty of clothes

Presumptive, or is it presumptuous, Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton recently gave a speech on income inequality while wearing a $12,000 Giorgio Armani tweed jacket. That's ...

Bob Casey's illegal case of wine

The Penguins' fourth Stanley Cup also was a victory for Sen. Bob Casey. The Pennsylvania Democrat bet Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., a case of wine ...

A big idea for Hillary

If Donald Trump continues to implode, Hillary Clinton will win simply by being the presidential candidate who isn't Trump. But the prospect of a President ...

Verbatim

"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." George Bernard Shaw "Maxims for Revolutionists" (1903) ...

Warning label lunacy

When you use a coffeepot, do you need a warning label to tell you: "Do not hold over people"? Must a bicycle bell be sold ...

Escaping to Canada? A primer for the fleeing

Even before our two-party system coughed up the most disliked presidential nominees in modern polling history, Canada had firmly established itself as America's favorite backup ...

A decade saved to spend wisely

I saw one of my novels at a yard sale last week and it appeared to have been used as a coaster. The interior was ...

What other gun rules could have stopped Orlando killer?

In the wake of the Orlando nightclub atrocity, President Barack Obama has admonished us to "do some soul searching" about how "easy" it is in ...

Trolling for war with Russia?

About 50 State Department officials have signed a memo calling on President Obama to launch air and missile strikes on the Damascus regime of Bashar ...

UK should leave the EU

The United Kingdom should vote to leave the European Union on Thursday. The EU suffers from chronic slow growth thanks to a smothering bureaucracy and ...

Rewriting gun rights a fool's errand

When well-meaning people get together to thrash out a grave national issue, expect them to circle back to a couple of premises: First, let's grab ...

Florida: A jihad playground

The home of the "Happiest Place on Earth" has been breeding killer jihadists and Muslim zealots for years. Omar Mateen, the cold-blooded mass murderer who ...

Reaction to the Orlando massacre has the feel of 'eternal recurrence'

Friedrich Nietzsche, that great sage of despair, asked, "What if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness ...

Mindset is as perilous as a gun

The "pseudocommando," a type of mass murderer driven by fantasies of revenge and fame, appears to have struck again. Omar Mateen, armed with a pistol ...

Andrew Conte on Media: News aggregators need newspapers

Adam Shuck started out two years ago this month with an email to 30 friends, sending them links to Pittsburgh news stories and offering his ...

Donald Trump's media problem

In Donald Trump's view, anyone who criticizes him or merely fails to see things his way is "unfair" and out to get him. This is ...