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Tuition pays for this?

By Walter Williams
According to the College Board, average tuition and fees for the 2013-14 school year totaled $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for in-state residents at public colleges and $22,203 for out-of-state residents. Many schools charge yearly tuition and fees close to …

No facts, no peace

By Ann Coulter
In police shooting cases like the one in Ferguson, Mo., initial facts are often wrong. Early accounts are especially unreliable when reporters think they have a white racism story. The old media’s standard for any police shooting of a black …

In Ferguson, a race to be wrong

By Jonah Goldberg
The events in Ferguson, Mo., have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The Washington Post had more on the story about what …

Is Ferguson our future?

By Pat Buchanan
“America is on trial,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton from the pulpit of Greater St. Mark’s Family Church in Ferguson, Mo. At issue, the shooting death of Michael Brown, Saturday a week ago, on the main street of that city …

Are we ready for another Revolution?

By Bruce E. Mowday
The woman was pointing to my book on the American Revolution. She was inquiring if I believed people were fed up with the way the country was being run and ready for a repeat of 1776. I wasn’t totally surprised …

America’s selective libertarians

By Jonah Goldberg
There’s an old rule in journalism: All you need are three good examples to prove a trend. By that measure, writer Robert Draper had more than he needed to declare a new “libertarian moment” in American politics. In a New …

Pennsylvania families are caught in a game of cronies

By Andrew Langer
Two weeks ago, hundreds of coal miners and fellow union members marched in Pittsburgh to protest the biggest threat to their jobs, families and future — an out-of-control Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined to destroy coal mining in America. After …

Our K Street president

By Michelle Malkin
Wonder of wonders: The Washington press corps woke up. A new report from the D.C.-based press shows that — gasp — the White House is infested with Beltway lobbyists. According to Politico’s analysis, the “Obama administration has hired about 70 …

Busting Social Security myths

By Maya Macguineas
Social Security trustees’ latest report echoed warnings by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that the program is financially unsustainable without changes. Yet many try …

Two of the finest people

By Richard W. Carlson
I am of an age — 73, to be precise — where the remaining members of the generation slightly ahead of me, from which most of my friends over the years have come, men and women I admired and respected …

A GOP war on poverty

By Jay Ambrose
Here they come, a charging brigade, conservatives who just might win a fresh war on poverty and otherwise help the down and out because of compassion that hardly stands alone. It is accompanied by analytical soundness. But wait a minute. …

Kerry’s serial failures

By Peter Van Buren
In what is almost certainly his last job in public service, Secretary of State John Kerry is bumbling his way around the world, ricocheting from …

Time to focus on Latin America?

By Andres Oppenheimer
Watching President Barack Obama at his mega-summit with nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington, D.C., many asked the same question: Why doesn’t he do the same with Latin America? The conventional wisdom was that the event was a …

Rand Paul, Israel & the GOP

By Abby W. Shachter
The other day, comedian-with-a-fake-news-show Jon Stewart and right-wing firebrand blogger Jennifer Rubin attacked the same target — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul — and for the same reason: whether Paul was flip-flopping on his support for Israel. Both criticized the Republican …

Rise of the drones

By John Stossel
Drones will soon fill our skies. They conjure up fears, especially among some fellow libertarians, of spying and death from above. These fears aren’t groundless. President Bush approved use of armed drones against suspected terrorists overseas. President Obama vastly increased …

Prejudices, policies, policing deadly mix for minorities

By Andre M. Perry
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In the minds of many Americans, there’s no longer any difference between a black person and a thug. And as long as public officials equate the two, unarmed black lives will be the accepted collateral damage …

Nugent blasts Block’s Blade

By Tribune-Review
WINNER. Ted Nugent After the Toledo Blade paid Nugent $50,000 to perform at the newspaper’s annual Northwest Ohio Rib Cook-Off, the controversial conservative rocker spent the event blasting the Blade’s liberal editorial stands. “The Toledo Blade hates you,” Nugent told …

Peduto indulges silly side on vacation

By Tribune-Review
As the picture proves, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto knows how to have a whale of a time on vacation. Getting away from the City-County Building …

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
“Colorado teens are smoking less pot now that it is legalized, reports the Washington Examiner. ... While it is still illegal for teens to smoke marijuana in Colorado — the legal age is 21 — it puts a serious damper …