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Quake in Nepal: Send help now

“We don’t have anyplace to go,” Mohammed Kabil told a New York Times reporter, attempting to find a modicum of warmth as a drizzle turned to rain in the devastated …

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

A Plum reversal: High school officials Monday walked back a threat to discipline and, in conjunction with Plum police, a threat of prosecution against students for merely talking about the …

Greensburg Tuesday takes

A Plum reversal: High school officials Monday walked back a threat to discipline and, in conjunction with Plum police, a threat of prosecution against students for merely talking about the …

Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes

A Plum reversal: High school officials Monday walked back a threat to discipline and, in conjunction with Plum police, a threat of prosecution against students for merely talking about the …

The Export-Import Bank: Yet another crock

As the clock ticks down on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, an Australian satellite company facing bankruptcy provides 300 million reasons why the bank’s taxpayer-enabled corporate welfare should end on June …

U.N. Watch: Insulting women

Worse than Iran’s outrageous election to a seat on the governing board of UN Women — by a two-thirds vote, no less — is the United States’ meaningless response to …

Letters to the Editor

Columnists under fire I

Eric Heyl’s column “Heyl: Neighboring districts shy away from Wilkinsburg’s forbidden fruit” is one of …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

Give Ike the memorial he deserves

By Bob Dole
One of the greatest honors of my life was serving, as a young second lieutenant assigned to the 10th Mountain Division on the Italian front in 1945, under the leadership of a fellow Kansan, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. While I ...

Tudors of the Ozarks

By Jonah Goldberg
How should one think about the unfolding allegations rocking the Clinton Industrial Complex? You may have heard about Peter Schweizer’s book, “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.” ...

The visa violation racket

By Michelle Malkin
America has an alphabet soup of visa programs for foreigners to choose from: B-1 for business visitors, B-2 for tourists, EB-5 for investors, F-1 for students and so on. All are overwhelmed, loosely monitored and riddled with fraud and corruption. ...

The only thing we have to fear is Tom Wolf’s tax plan

By Elizabeth Stelle
Kermit Bell is worried about his mother, Louise. Like many seniors, Louise Bell, 90, sold her house when she moved to a Palmyra, Pa., nursing ...

Martin O’Malley heads the new Know-Nothing Party

By Jonah Goldberg
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is thinking about running for president on the Democrats’ ticket by appealing to the populist fans of Sen. Elizabeth Warren ...

Einstein’s unceasing battle for privacy

By Paul Halpern
April 18 marked the 60th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s death. The scientific community also is celebrating this year the centennial of his masterly general theory ...

Verbatim

By Tribune-Review
“2016 will be a year that changes America. Either real Americans are able to take the Republican Party and the nation back or America goes the way of other formerly great nations. In 2016, either the tea party will lead ...

The battle for control of Pa. public schools

By Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan
Gov. Tom Wolf and House Republicans have found significant common ground on property tax reform and that should be a warning that something terrible is ...

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Step right up for a $10.10 minimum wage? No thanks
Cue the barker! Bring on the hurdy-gurdy man! Yes, the carnival is back in town, kids! Gather ’round for the …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Elites, media & character
American culture is at odds with a lot of things that shade its values, character and work ethic. Most notable …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Chuck Ardo’s front-row circus seat
HARRISBURG Seldom has the appointment of a press secretary prompted so much interest at the Capitol. It’s because of who …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Plum science teacher Zoldak’s experiments with slime could go ka-boom
Time for a science experiment, Plum School District-style. Time to make slime. Such experiments usually are conducted at the elementary …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Those annual physical checkups might not be needed
If you’re like most Americans, you probably see your doctor at least once a year. We’ve been told annual checkups …

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Q and A

‘Substance’ marks e_SSRq16 GOP field
Former White House press secretary Dana Perino is co-host of the Fox News Channel’s “The Five” (airing weekdays at 5 …

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Page of Books

Beyond WW II glory & Hollywood glamour, survivor’s guilt & PTSD
Returning to the spotlight a “Greatest Generation” battlefield hero turned movie star whose fame has faded, David A. Smith’s “The …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

‘Poor Joe!’
Giuseppe Siragusa, Pittsburgh’s “Yeast Baron,” found himself atop the booze business in the waning days of Prohibition. Siragusa had built …

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Tom Purcell

Legal monkey business
Legal rights for animals? Not so fast. A few weeks ago, says the New York Post, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice …

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Ralph R. Reiland

The last line of defense?
The job of the Transportation Security Administration, with its $7.3 billion budget and 45,000 screeners, is to prevent another 9/11 …

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George F. Will

A Graham candidacy’s fun factor
WASHINGTON In 1994, Lindsey Graham, then 39 and a South Carolina legislator, ran for Congress in a district that he …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

What’s so
Josh Billings famously quipped, “The trouble ain’t what people don’t know; it’s what they know that ain’t so.” He was …

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Whispers

Heavy Boston snow lightens Kerry’s wallet
John Kerry has no trouble flying to Kiev for a diplomatic mission, but he apparently can’t make it to Kmart …

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