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Obama’s Cuba deal: More appeasement

President Barack Obama, the most deferential and, thus, most dangerous foreign policy president in modern American history, embarked Wednesday on another reckless path: “normalizing” relations with the despotic nation of …

The Thursday wrap

U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab, sitting in Pittsburgh, has taken considerable heat in some legal circles for ruling that parts of President Barack Obama’s deportation amnesty are unconstitutional. The rap …

Pension reform should not be linked to a natural gas extraction tax

The GOP-controlled state Legislature must make Pennsylvania’s biggest financial woe — $50-billion-plus in unfunded pension liabilities — its top 2015 priority. And it must do so without linking pension reform …

An NLRB ambush

In its Christmas gift to Big Labor, the National Labor Relations Board has, under a new rule, slashed the time that employers have to address workers prior to a union-organizing …

Union ‘fairness’: The dues racket

For all the union blather about “fairness,” the AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C., is doing quite well, using money from the rank and file to pay its officers and employees on …

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

The great debate: A Mt. Washington man charged with the death of a 51⁄2-month-old infant was on probation for beating a 3-year-old child 20 months ago. And that’s sparking a …

Letters to the Editor

‘Affordable’? Not for him

I am self-employed. My family’s health insurance plan, which we like, is now going away …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

Should profiling be banned?

By Walter Williams
Last week, the Obama administration announced new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement. Before deciding whether this is good or bad policy, we might try to develop a description/definition of profiling. A good definition of profiling in general ...

The rise of Putinism

By Pat Buchanan
“Abe tightens grip on power as Japanese shun election.” So ran the headline of the Financial Times on the victory of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Sunday’s elections. Abe is the most nationalistic leader of postwar Japan. He is rebooting ...

Universities need more conservatives

By Jay Ambrose
The leftists are coming, the leftists are coming. No, wait. They are already here, not least of all in our universities, where they coexist with postmodernists but very few conservatives. Phooey on diversity, they say, and then they do extreme things ...

Thinking about torture

By Tribune-Review
For a long time I resisted the word “torture” when discussing the “enhanced interrogation techniques” used against high-value captives in the war on terror. I don’t think I can do that anymore. The report put out by Dianne Feinstein and ...

Focus on defeating ISIS

By Marco Rubio
It is clear that our efforts to defeat ISIS have been inadequate. Half-measures will not work against a growing threat from radical Islamists who are uniting fractured terrorist groups under one banner. ISIS now reaches from North Africa through the ...

Obama’s preschool takeover

By Michelle Malkin
The wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round, just like the endless cycles of big, bad government programs to federalize preschool and day care. The White House Summit on Early Education has unveiled $1 billion in new “investments” to ...

Exclusive to the Trib: Foreign policy & the 2016 presidential race — Obama’s failures tell us what to avoid

By John Bolton
What role should foreign policy play in the 2016 presidential election campaign? With good reason, national-security issues will loom larger than at any point since ...

Distorting CIA’s post-9/11 success

By John Mclaughlin
The most incredible and false claim in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA interrogation program is that the program was neither necessary nor effective in the agency’s post-9/11 pursuit of al-Qaida. The report, written by the committee’s Democrat ...

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Colin McNickle is on vacation.
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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Hardworking, small-town American exceptionalism
BEDFORD — Michael Corle’s exhausting work ethic, coupled with devotion to family and heritage, unites the edgy energy of the …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Wolf’s moves: Substance or fluff?
HARRISBURG — Tom Wolf, a wealthy businessman, campaigned on a theme that, if elected, he would be a different kind …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Pittsburgh’s premier clock doctor has little time to spare
Dave McGee traffics in minutes and memories. As owner of Pittsburgh Clock & Lock Co. in Mt. Oliver, he arguably …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Protests changed the world
Every now and again, I get column requests, which rarely go the way the requestors likely expect. So why mess …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Dialogue needed on sex crimes
No one likes to talk about sexual violence. It’s a cultural taboo and a crime of secrecy that some victims …

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Q and A

Cynically manipulating race
Deneen Borelli is outreach director with FreedomWorks, president of Conservative Review, a Fox News contributor and author of the 2012 …

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Page of Books

One gun owner lives nightmare in New Jersey
Brian D. Aitken recounts his nightmare experience with New Jersey anti-gun laws and jurists in his new memoir, “The Blue …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

March of the Penguins
When President John F. Kennedy said, “For of those to whom much is given, much is required,” he could have …

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Tom Purcell

The downsides of living alone
The number of Americans who choose to live alone continues to grow. So finds a recent Current Population Survey by …

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Ralph R. Reiland

Wars & the opioid epidemic
U.S. fatalities totaled 4,489 in Iraq, 2003 through 2014, an average of 408 fatalities per year. U.S. fatalities totaled 2,354 …

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George F. Will

A Texas-sized plate dispute
WASHINGTON The Battle of Palmito Ranch near Brownsville, Texas, on May 13, 1865, is called the last battle of the …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

More choice, less democracy
Nearly everyone takes offense at being told that his vote will not determine the outcome of an election. But taking …

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Never been to Argentina? No problem, Mr. Ambassador
A career diplomat, he isn’t. But having helped raise $500,000 for President Obama ’s 2012 re-election campaign apparently was enough …

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