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Our visa mess: Clean it up

The Obama administration's increasing disregard of visa enforcement over the years has contributed to a backlog that has reached an astounding 5 million illegal aliens ...

U.N. Watch: The price paid

Exactly where the buck stops at the United Nations is made clear by its lame-duck chief. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he "temporarily deleted" a Saudi-led ...

The Supreme Court rulings: Justice goes 1-for-3

Discrimination in the name of "diversity" is permissible, the U.S. Supreme Court has ordered. Likewise, sampling your breath without a warrant passes constitutional muster ...

Sunday pops

Attorney General Loretta Lynch says "that our most effective response to terror and to hatred is compassion, it's unity and it's love." We're sure terrorists, ...

The Box

Dear Mike Doyle: Real leaders stand up. Yours, Old Man River. ...

A troubling climate at the National Park Service

On a family visit to two national parks last weekend, President Obama used the opportunity (does he ever miss one?) to pontificate on the "reality" ...


Curbing the hatred

The members of the Westmoreland LGBTQ Interfaith Network share in the outpouring of feelings expressed by several LGBTQ supportive organizations following the horrific tragedy that ...

Trump's resume redux

Regarding Raymond Morton"s letter "Reviewing Trump's resume": As the owner of a local resume service back in the "80s, I think I have a pretty ...

New Shell plant will provide economic boon

Shell's Beaver County ethane cracker plant will leverage resources already here to create a byproduct, "cracking" ethane into ethylene. After waiting for the official ...

Bright Lines

Trib readers weigh in on Donald Trump, the Orlando massacre, recent renovations to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's office and the U.S. Open: Peg Mulcahy, Derry: ...

Opioid advice ignored

As I see politicians scrambling to find answers to the opioid crisis, I offer the prospective of someone who worked in drug law enforcement for ...

Gun-control idea liberal lunacy

Regarding Joe Lucas' letter "Gun-control measures needed" : Lucas is living in the liberal world that Democrats created and is so uninformed that he makes ...




Horror in Twin Falls

Something wicked happened in Idaho's rural Magic Valley. The evil has been compounded by politicians, media and special-interest groups trying to suppress the story and ...

'Gun control' is a farce

Surely murder is a serious subject which ought to be examined seriously. Instead, it is almost always examined politically in the context of gun control ...

The emperors have plenty of clothes

Presumptive, or is it presumptuous, Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton recently gave a speech on income inequality while wearing a $12,000 Giorgio Armani tweed jacket. That's ...

Bob Casey's illegal case of wine

The Penguins' fourth Stanley Cup also was a victory for Sen. Bob Casey. The Pennsylvania Democrat bet Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., a case of wine ...

A big idea for Hillary

If Donald Trump continues to implode, Hillary Clinton will win simply by being the presidential candidate who isn't Trump. But the prospect of a President ...

Verbatim

"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." George Bernard Shaw "Maxims for Revolutionists" (1903) ...

Warning label lunacy

When you use a coffeepot, do you need a warning label to tell you: "Do not hold over people"? Must a bicycle bell be sold ...

Escaping to Canada? A primer for the fleeing

Even before our two-party system coughed up the most disliked presidential nominees in modern polling history, Canada had firmly established itself as America's favorite backup ...

A decade saved to spend wisely

I saw one of my novels at a yard sale last week and it appeared to have been used as a coaster. The interior was ...

What other gun rules could have stopped Orlando killer?

In the wake of the Orlando nightclub atrocity, President Barack Obama has admonished us to "do some soul searching" about how "easy" it is in ...

Trolling for war with Russia?

About 50 State Department officials have signed a memo calling on President Obama to launch air and missile strikes on the Damascus regime of Bashar ...

UK should leave the EU

The United Kingdom should vote to leave the European Union on Thursday. The EU suffers from chronic slow growth thanks to a smothering bureaucracy and ...

Rewriting gun rights a fool's errand

When well-meaning people get together to thrash out a grave national issue, expect them to circle back to a couple of premises: First, let's grab ...

Florida: A jihad playground

The home of the "Happiest Place on Earth" has been breeding killer jihadists and Muslim zealots for years. Omar Mateen, the cold-blooded mass murderer who ...

Reaction to the Orlando massacre has the feel of 'eternal recurrence'

Friedrich Nietzsche, that great sage of despair, asked, "What if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness ...