Joseph Mistick

Old partners, new plastics: Setting politics aside to secure the Beaver County 'cracker' plant

This is the way government is supposed to work. When Republican Tom Corbett was governor of Pennsylvania, he persuaded Royal Dutch Shell executives to locate ...

Orlando: Has the gun lobby finally met its match?

"I am sorry. I am so, so sorry. I am sorry that our tragedy here in Sandy Hook wasn't enough to save your loved ones," ...

For love of country

"There'll come a time when the love of country will trump hatred of Hillary," Sen. Lindsey Graham said last week. The South Carolinian urged his ...

Defeat with honor & no excuses

"There are worse things than losing an election," Adlai Stevenson once said. "The worst thing is to lose one's convictions and not tell the people ...

Donald Trump is a deadbeat

When Donald Trump sticks it to the taxman, the taxman has no choice but to stick it to the rest of us. While it is ...

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 ...