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Who’s paying the illegals’ tab?

By Diana West
“Dear Colleagues,” Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., wrote to his fellow senators, “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic.” Sessions continued, quoting from a National Journal report on a recent White House …

Scaife’s legacy in McKeesport & beyond

By Jim Brewster
Dick Scaife’s death on Independence Day was a sad day for those of us who came to know him during his long and full life. There is no question that he wielded considerable influence on public policy and business through …

Engagement versus agitation

By Pat Buchanan
On Aug. 1, 1991, just four months before Ukraine declared its independence of Russia, George H.W. Bush warned Kiev’s legislature: “Americans will not support those who seek independence in order to replace a far-off tyranny with a local despotism. They …

When the future isn’t always bright

By Georgia Hernandez & Angela Campbell
As recent high school graduates prepare for what the future holds — new jobs, going to college, traveling to new cities — there’s excitement in the air. But for young people in foster care, the future is often uncertain. Each …

Do blacks need favors?

By Walter Williams
The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act was celebrated this month. During the act’s legislative debate, then-Sen. Hubert Humphrey, responding to predictions, promised, “I’ll eat my hat if this leads to racial quotas.” I don’t know whether Humphrey got …

Health information exchange will save lives

By David F. Simon
It’s 3 a.m. and you’re in an automobile accident. You arrive at the local trauma center — alone, unconscious and in critical condition. During the “golden hour” after the accident, the trauma staff wants to assure that the drug it …

The day of the hawk

By Pat Buchanan
The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, was premeditated mass murder. Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi was taking revenge for President Reagan’s raid on Tripoli in 1986. The downing of Korean Airlines Flight 007, flying from Anchorage to Seoul, …

Lyft, Uber can’t dodge the insurance question

By Samuel R. Marshall
The media — both old and new, in Pittsburgh and across the country — are giving extensive coverage to the growth of the “sharing economy” and the emerging popularity of ride-sharing companies like Lyft and Uber. The marketing has been …

A cover-up by any other name

By Katie Pavlich
At this point in Barack Obama’s presidency, it’s easy to see that the administration uses a well thought out playbook to address scandal after scandal. Stonewalling Congress and failing to hold people accountable are standard practices. But there’s another tactic …

A negotiation without end

By Ray Takeyh
The Iran nuclear negotiations have reached a stalemate. The White House has asked for an extension, and Congress should give it additional time. But the latest stumble offers an occasion for some searching questions. Is the best we can hope …

The face of illegal entitlement

By Michelle Malkin
During the George W. Bush years, the open-borders movement won over bleeding hearts in the White House but alienated the American public with radical displays of La Raza (“The Race”) militancy, desecrated American flags and fist-thrusting marches across the country. …

Republicans should neither sue nor impeach President Obama

By Thomas Sowell
Whenever Democrats are in real trouble politically, the Republicans seem to come up with something new that distracts the public’s attention from the Democrats’ problems. Who says Republicans are not compassionate? With public opinion polls showing President Obama’s sinking approval …

Hitting a nerve in Norway

By Randy Bish
There it was. My morning started with an email telling me that I was making headlines in the newspapers of Norway. Intrigued, I read on. …

Shevardnadze helped peacefully end the Cold War

By James A. Baker
I vividly remember the time and place when I knew that the Cold War had ended. It was Aug. 3, 1990, at Vnukovo II Airport …

The great lesson from the Israel-Hamas wars

By The Christian Science Monitor
The ideal of protecting civilians in war is rooted in ancient religious texts. But it was put into international law only 65 years ago. Since then, each new conflict has been judged ever more closely on whether civilians are put …

LETTERS HOME ...

By Tribune-Review
Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons? Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words? The world’s a big place. Bring it home …

Verbatim

By Tribune-Review
“(T)o say that both sides are equally to blame in this recent round of violence simply lets Hamas and its leaders off the hook and naturally encourages them to continue the violence ... .” — Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., writing …

Let the marketplace, not government, decide

By John Stossel
“Tea party members don’t think there’s a federal role in transportation!” complained Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, this month, near the site of a $5.8 million highway project. If only most tea party members were that radical. While Brown and other …

America’s baby steps toward tyranny

By Andrew P. Napolitano
Two weeks ago, a notorious pot stirrer in Norfolk, Neb., built a mock outhouse, put it on a truck and drove the truck with permission in a local Fourth of July parade. In front of the outhouse, he placed a …

How to read books in the digital age

By Tribune-Review
Several recent articles appearing online have pointed to a couple of burning questions about book reading in this overstuffed era: Why do people buy books …