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Could Trump win?

By Pat Buchanan
The American political class has failed the country and should be fired. That is the clearest message from the summer surge of Bernie Sanders and the remarkable rise of Donald Trump. Sanders’ candidacy can trace it roots back to the ...

A refusenik’s answer to Iran

By Natan Sharansky
These days, like many Israelis and American Jews, I find myself in a precarious and painful situation. Those of us who believe that the nuclear agreement just signed between world powers and Iran is dangerously misguided are now compelled to ...

Rough ride for anti-Uber politicians

By Scott Rasmussen
“The consumer demand for the Uber and Lyft kind of services is so great that any politician who gets in the way of that is really asking for trouble,” according to Roger McNamee. The co-founder of investment firm Elevation Partners ...

Higher hotel tax will benefit Pittsburgh

By Tim Zugger
Recently, members of the Greater Pittsburgh Hotel Association voted overwhelmingly to support VisitPITTSBURGH’s request for a tax increase on overnight hotel visitors that would be used for the creation of a Sports Commission and to fund other tourism/travel-related initiatives. The ...

Tolerating social justice jerks

By Michelle Malkin
On a tranquil Sunday afternoon in Denver, hate-mongering zealots hijacked a rally held by citizens and families of fallen police officers, who had gathered to pay tribute to Colorado’s honorable men and women in blue. The event organizer, local businessman ...

Details of the Iranian nuclear ‘deal’ only get worse

By Jennifer Rubin
Secretary of State John Kerry finds “very disturbing” a speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei “vowing to defy American policies in the region” despite ...

Iran hasn’t changed its terrible ways

By Eric Terzuolo
When I learned that we had reached a nuclear deal with Iran, my first thoughts were of my late colleague Bill Buckley. A veteran officer and Middle East hand, Buckley volunteered to take over as CIA station chief in Beirut ...

The risk of sanctuary cities

By Charles Lanes
Over on the left, we have laws and policies in more than 200 jurisdictions — including some of the largest cities and counties in the country — that are meant to protect immigrant communities by preventing local authorities from cooperating ...

Military personnel safer on base when armed

By Bob Owens
It will be weeks or perhaps months before the investigation concludes into what some authorities have called an “act of terrorism” at two military recruiting ...

The war on Uber

By John Stossel
Hillary Clinton gave a speech warning that the new “sharing economy” of businesses such as the ride-hailing company Uber is “raising hard questions about workplace ...

Occupational licensing rules are a racket

By Jesse Hathaway
Passed into law with the stated intention of protecting consumers from low-quality service providers, occupational licensing laws in fact hurt consumers by insulating existing businesses from competition and preventing people from using their talents to earn a living in ways ...

Verbatim

By Tribune-Review
“A liberal is someone who thinks tax increases on businesses are paid out of the secret stash of cash all businesses hide in their basements.” — Tom Trinko, writing in the American Thinker. “The church has got ...

Let Puerto Rico declare bankruptcy

By Jose A. Cabranes
How do we solve Puerto Rico’s debt crisis? As Americans — both Puerto Ricans and citizens of the 50 U.S. states and the District of ...

Hillary Clinton’s economics

By Harold Meyerson
In case anyone entertained doubts, Hillary Clinton’s speech on the economy this month offered proof positive that the center of the Democratic Party has moved ...

We need a new capitalism to deal with our jobless future

By Vivek Wadhwa
“There are more net jobs in the world today than ever before, after hundreds of years of technological innovation and hundreds of years of people ...

A new Dark Age

By Pat Buchanan
“If God does not exist, then everything is permissible.” Ivan Karamazov’s insight came to mind while watching the video of Deborah Nucatola of Planned Parenthood describe, as she sipped wine and tasted a salad, how she harvests the organs of ...

Dodd-Frank is hurting consumers & the economy

By David Hirschmann
Five years after the enactment of Dodd-Frank, it’s past time for a change in the debate over financial regulatory reform. Those who continue to argue that the law is perfect, or that it must be repealed, are wasting their breath ...

Obama, Hillary on a roll

By Byron York
Republicans have tried to pin the lame-duck label on President Obama for quite a while now. But for a lame duck, Obama is doing pretty well. He won on ObamaCare. He won on gay marriage. He won on trade. A ...

Trump’s a flawed blessing

By Georgie Anne Geyer
I think Americans are being a little unfair to Donald Trump. Oh sure, he brags tiresomely about his money, and he couldn’t tell a Mexican from a San Blas Islander if his life depended upon it. Yet, “The Donald” is ...

Engineering the expansion of pipeline infrastructure

By James T. Kunz Jr.
From mining in Hazleton, to steel in Pittsburgh, to high-tech corridors, Pennsylvania’s labor force has been an integral component to growing our state’s economy. A lot of the buildings in our great state were built by the International Union ...