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McAuliffe's donor: Really, Governor?

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he's confident he abided by the law when he accepted a $120,000 campaign donation to his 2013 gubernatorial bid from ...

The Thursday wrap

WalletHub is out with its 2016 Memorial Day by the Numbers Report. Among its findings: • 42 million-plus Americans have served the country ...

Mickey Mouse boss: The VA's Robert McDonald must go

The nation and its veterans have had enough of Robert McDonald. If the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs doesn't resign immediately, the Obama ...

California coddling: Tuition help for illegal aliens steps on and over citizens

While many parents and their college-bound sons and daughters scrimp and save to afford tuition, the University of California is offering more than $25 million ...

Quigley 'resigns': He had to go

The end came quickly for John Quigley. For some, it was not quick enough. The secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection resigned Friday ...

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

Do or die: The Pittsburgh Penguins face elimination tonight in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 'Guins fell in overtime at home to the Bolts of ...


State should aid Penn Hills district

I am writing to correct an error in "DePasquale: Penn Hills audit 'one of worst school audits I have ever seen'" . The print edition ...

Overly inclusive on restrooms

President Obama is implicitly threatening all of the nation's schools that they are to let transgender students use the restroom of their gender identity of ...

Conventioneers shouldn't enjoy loosened liquor laws

The beleaguered people of Pennsylvania can recognize anew that the Keystone State is being run by the 2016 version of the Keystone Cops. A temporary ...

Paying to pollute

Thank you Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner and Trib reporter Aaron Aupperlee for the courage to reveal the truth about pollution politics in Allegheny County ...

Hillary's hypocrisy

If Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic presidential nomination, many young women may vote for her in November. Maybe that's because they are too young to ...

Article appreciated

Thanks to the VND for the article about the sale of our church, St. Paul's German Evangelical Lutheran, in Tarentum ("Heartbreaking sale," May 18). One ...




Facebook finds itself in need of credibility

Forgive me for a little old-fashioned smirking when following the digital-era dilemma of Facebook having to own up to some human involvement in its tidy, ...

Is Scarborough Shoal worth a war?

If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight. Should we back down, the U.S. ...

The ACA marketplace needs stabilization, self-sufficiency.

For 80 years, from our home base in Pittsburgh, Highmark has provided high-quality, affordable health care coverage as part of our mission to serve our ...

The real deniers of science

Why do liberals hate science? The left long has claimed that it has something of a monopoly on scientific expertise. For instance, long before Al ...

TSA union antics

When it comes to public employee unions, there's no such thing as a coincidence. Travelers stuck in mile-long TSA security lines are pawns — convenient ...

The CIA's massive reorganization continues under the radar: The Brennan plan

President Obama's recent visit to the CIA reminds us of the critical role the Central Intelligence Agency plays in national security. While the president was ...

Andrew Conte on Media: Finding a sustainable future for journalism

We still might be drinking more lead in our tap water if Curt Guyette hadn't knocked on so many doors. Guyette, an investigative reporter for ...

Why students need algebra

The word "algebra" comes from the Arab word "al-jabr," which means "to balance." Using it in a mathematical context dates back to a Persian manuscript ...

What skilled demagogues can accomplish

I've been rereading "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich." In this political season, William L. Shirer's mammoth history of Hitler's Germany seems a ...

Ethanol fuels energy security

Today is Armed Forces Day. It is a good reminder to thank the men and women in uniform who spend every day protecting our freedoms, ...

Venezuela: This is what socialism looks like, kids

As Republicans attempt to cobble together some type of genuine party unity behind presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, socialist Bernie Sanders and Democrat Hillary Clinton ...

The jobs crisis, this summer & beyond

Nearly one in six American men between the ages of 18 and 34 is jobless or incarcerated, up from about one in 10 in 1980. ...

Protect the transgendered but don't open restrooms to predators

Allowing biological men to use women's restrooms and changing rooms — what could possibly go wrong? Plenty. As a compassionate society, we believe that transgendered people ...

Is Mitt Romney on a suicide mission?

"It's a suicide mission," said the Republican Party chairman. Reince Priebus was commenting on a Washington Post story about Mitt Romney's and William Kristol's plot ...

Trump's tax plan means growth, jobs

Hillary Clinton took another sniper shot at Donald Trump's tax-reform plan last week by calling it "a tax cut for billionaires" like him. She even ...