Joseph Mistick

All is not well in the world of Trump

"Imitation is the sincerest (form) of flattery," according to the early 19th-century English writer Charles Caleb Colton. Being a man of simpler times, Colton might ...

Republicans in Cleveland: Rename 'Freedom Plaza' as 'Suppression Plaza'

In spite of a chaotic primary season, the Republican National Committee is promising a great time at its convention. And it claims that much of ...

Donald Trump's continuing attack on civility

After tweeting a Star of David and a head shot of Hillary Clinton against a background of $100 bills last week, Donald Trump and his ...

Be careful what you wish for: The Brexit fallout

There are many lessons from Brexit, the decision of Great Britain's voters to leave the European Union, and those lessons are not just for Hillary ...

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 ...