Joseph Mistick

Trump is all atwitter

In the 2016 race for president, Donald Trump has tweeted his way to the Republican nomination. Campaigning on Twitter, Trump used 140-character tweets, in the ...

Joe Jacobs goes home to Braddock one last time

"Take me back to Braddock, Pa., where the sky is always red and my shirt collar gray," said artist Joe Jacobs upon awakening one morning ...

Tougher times than these

With a Donald Trump victory at hand, the future feels more uncertain. In a campaign marked by street brawls and threats of violence, the presumptive ...

Donald Trump is the new Warren Harding

In those "aliens among us" movies, typical American towns are silently occupied by space travelers. The visitors blend in seamlessly, quietly living in our midst, ...

Pennsylvania rules

For those who longed for the day when the Pennsylvania primary would count for something, this Tuesday might be your time to shine. Just don't ...

Donald Trump is a whiner & a blowhard

Nobody likes a whiner. But lately, after riding high for much of the Republican primary, Donald Trump is the whiner in chief. Losing delegate votes ...

Hitching wagons to stars

This might only be the primary, but Democrat Katie McGinty already is telegraphing her punch, hoping to get the nod to run against Republican Sen. ...

Pat Toomey caught between a Trump and a McConnell place

Call it a double whammy for Sen. Pat Toomey. With the increasing likelihood that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president, Toomey, the ...

The Donald Trump we know all too well

Anybody who grew up in a regular blue-collar neighborhood knew a kid like Donald Trump. He usually came from a family that was a little ...

Give the Trump devil his due

In "Doctor Faustus," the 16th-century play by Christopher Marlowe, a physician makes a deal with Lucifer, who guarantees him 24 years of the good life. ...

GOP reaping what it has sown

Calling in an airstrike on your own position is one of the bravest things a battlefield commander can do. A noble and desperate tactic, it ...