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Five foreign policy pointers for the next president

When it comes to voting in elections, Americans weigh domestic and foreign affairs differently. On domestic issues, they side with candidates who share their views. ...

Freely blathering about free trade

Free trade? Catch that thing. Wrap it up. Throw it in the garbage. That's the tune of much of the presidential campaign this year. And ...

Beyonce's bombastic buffoons

Why aren't liberal celebrities ever held accountable for stoking their unhinged fans' violent threats and stupidity — the same way Republican candidates are called on ...

Are we repeating history by letting our financial sector get too big?

"You are dangerously big." That message was delivered to five banks by federal regulators last month. Now America needs to summon the courage to say ...

Getting 'SLAPP'd' for getting involved

Have you ever been SLAPP'd? SLAPP stands for "Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation" and it's a technique as old as lawsuits to stifle competition brought ...

Bernie's Russian romance

Once upon a time in America, leading progressives like John Dewey, godfather of public education, and Margaret Sanger, godmother of Planned Parenthood, made excited pilgrimages ...

Fast food workers face respect gap

Mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, onion and pickle. Though I haven't worked at Burger King for 30 years, I reflexively rattled off those ingredients to my ...

Hospital care, Part II

Last week's column on my lung surgery struck a nerve. Many of you wished me well. Others said I deserve to die. "He likes free ...

Refugees in the Land of Good Enough

Don't quote me on this, but New York City is in the midst of digging a third tunnel, 60 miles long, deep underground, to bring ...

Isolated elites Trumped

Donald Trump's sweeping victories Tuesday night move the Manhattan billionaire a step closer to winning the Republican nomination for president and pulling off the most ...

Pennsylvania coal industry crushed by needless regulation

For decades, Pennsylvania has proudly mined the coal that fuels American industry. During World War II, coal helped fire the steel foundries and factories that ...

If God is dead ...

In a recent column, Dennis Prager made an acute observation. "The vast majority of leading conservative writers ... have a secular outlook on life. ...

Stop dissing Andrew Jackson

One would think we could celebrate the recognition that Harriet Tubman will be given on future $20 bills without demeaning former President Andrew Jackson as ...

NFL Draft proves sports isn't the answer for black communities

Chicago hosts the National Football League Draft this week. It has become so popular that it now is a three-day, made-for-TV extravaganza. And the stars ...

Canada's porous border

Canada's sloppy, rushed and reckless Syrian refugee resettlement program is America's looming national security nightmare. The urgency could not be greater. The Canadian liberal government has ...

Banning cars from urban centers creates more problems than it solves

Take back our streets!" is a common refrain among urban activists. No, they're not talking about reducing violent crime, as many of them reside in ...

The true cost of 'renewables'

In 2004, Pennsylvania passed the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act, which required that the electric industry supply 18 percent of the commonwealth's power through alternative ...

Pennsylvania's pot follies

The Keystone State went nine months without a budget and liquor still is controlled as if it were the Prohibition era. But our brave elected ...

Quoth the Raven: 'Donald Trump'

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I studied social theory, The basis of positivism, the why and the wherefore — While I sat there, quietly reading, ...

Hospitals & sclerotic service

I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer. My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I'll be fine. Soon ...