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State of Corruption: Indicting Hafer

What's manifestly troubling about Thursday's indictment of former Pennsylvania Treasurer Barbara Hafer — other than the allegation that she lied to federal investigators — is ...

Sunday pops

A "band of senators," meeting behind closed doors, this month blocked a move to force the Air Force to reveal how much the Air Force ...

Another solar mess: Taxpayers burned

Praised by the Obama administration as a shining example of clean energy realized, the massive Ivanpah solar power plant in California is facing a dim ...

Saturday essay: Beans & broth

The first green beans of the season have been consumed. Yes, they were a bit late this year; a lingering and robust crop of heat-tolerant ...

The Iran deal: A disaster grows

The first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran has been met with predictable prattle from the Obama administration, which insists, ad nauseam, that the ...

Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

On the "Watch List": The heat. Mother Nature is ramping it up for the weekend. Temperatures in the 90s combined with high humidity will make ...


Advice for arrestees

We have recently seen eight police officers murdered in Dallas and Baton Rouge. What we have not seen is the police rioting, looting, burning and ...

Will's limited options

Regarding George Will's column "GOP minds are at sea (but not the right one)" : Will made a veiled insinuation that the GOP should carefully ...

Sewickley Road rules ignored

It seems that there must be a class of citizens who believe they do not have to obey any of the stop signs in Sewickley. ...

Betting on a bad funding source

Once again, the commonwealth of Pennsylvania is relying on the dubious benefits of gambling to fund the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Years 2016-17. That ...

Bright Lines: Clinton email controversy & global terror

Trib readers weigh in on the Hillary Clinton email controversy and the global terror threat: Bill Angel, Baden: Regarding Hillary Clinton's use of ...

Don't cut GI benefits

In April 2008 I had the honor and privilege to attend a rally on the steps of the U.S. Capitol alongside dozens of fellow veterans. ...




Cities should start saying 'No!' to hosting the Olympics

The overwhelming news in the lead up to the 2016 Olympics has been about the rampant dysfunction of the host city, Rio de Janeiro — ...

The broken mechanics of film tax credits

In 1812, Charles Redheffer tried to swindle Philadelphia by convincing city commissioners to invest in his perpetual-motion machine. In 1899, William Miller guaranteed investors ...

The dumbest idea

If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly ...

The evolving relevance of journalists

The world never has seemed closer. Because of Facebook Live, a video-streaming service launched this year, online audiences can watch people around the world ...

It's best to ignore politicians

My Fox colleagues were in Cleveland this week, diligently interviewing Republicans. Next week, they'll interview Democrats. I'm glad they do it — because I despise ...

Says Pitt's international legal eagle: 'We deal in hope'

Xenophobic reactions to current tragedies raise important concerns about an increasingly interconnected world. Those responding to tragedy and those left behind in times of increasing ...

Pokemon Go is a work of art, not a social experiment

Pokemon Go appeared on U.S. shores just this month, and people with Android phones already use the app more, on average, than has-been diversions such ...

Trump supporters making sense

You don't have to think Donald Trump should be elected president to think that those attacking some of his supporters are sometimes just plain out ...

Is the party over for 'Bushism'?

Neither George W. Bush, the Republican Party presidential nominee in 2000 and 2004, nor Jeb, the dethroned Prince of Wales, will be in Cleveland. Nor ...

Challenges for black people (Part II)

The prospects for a better future are nearly hopeless for roughly 20 percent of black people — those who reside in big-city crime-infested and dysfunctional ...

Bad news for Turkey's democracy

One thing is certain after the failed plot to overthrow Turkey's Justice and Development (AK) Party government and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Turkey will be ...

Mike Pence's towering hypocrisy

In November 2010, Mike Pence gave a lecture at The Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention. I happened to be there for my first exposure to ...

Congressional black corruption

If Black Lives Matter, then why have entrenched members of the Congressional Black Caucus spent more time enriching themselves than taking care of their neglected ...

An impertinent guide to the political conventions

I'll save you the guesswork. On July 21, Donald Trump will become the Republican nominee for president of the United States. On July 28, Hillary ...

Challenges for black people

President Obama and his first attorney general, Eric Holder, called for an honest conversation about race. Holder even called us "a nation of cowards" because ...