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Opinion/The Review


The flood of illegals: Misplaced blame

Blaming the surge in unaccompanied Central American minors illegally entering the United States on a 2008 anti-trafficking law that gave such children additional protections, the Obama White House and Democrats …

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

Here we go: For the 49th time, the Pittsburgh Steelers report to training camp on Friday at St. Vincent College near Latrobe. And there’s a twist this year — the …

Greensburg Tuesday takes

Symptom of a disease: Officials are moving ahead with a reorganization of Westmoreland County’s Common Pleas Court to allow for a drug court. Grants will be sought for its implementation. …

Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes

Resign and repay: We have a couple of words to describe Cheswick “Councilmen” Jonathan Skedel and Neal Hohman: underhanded and wrong. Messrs. Skedel and Hohman quit participating in Cheswick’s government …

The federal budget: Here we go again

Not since 1997 has Congress passed all 12 separate appropriations bills to fund government, failing miserably to abide by its own rules. Now, with the clock ticking down to the …

Same old Cuba

Are those who would normalize U.S. relations with Cuba intelligent enough to decode the signal being sent by an agreement to reopen a Russian “signals intelligence” base there? Cuban dictator …

Letters to the Editor

Who’s responsible?

Who’s responsible? All of a sudden, “tens of thousands” of unaccompanied children are crossing our …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

A cover-up by any other name

By Katie Pavlich
At this point in Barack Obama’s presidency, it’s easy to see that the administration uses a well thought out playbook to address scandal after scandal. Stonewalling Congress and failing to hold people accountable are standard practices. But there’s another tactic …

A negotiation without end

By Ray Takeyh
The Iran nuclear negotiations have reached a stalemate. The White House has asked for an extension, and Congress should give it additional time. But the latest stumble offers an occasion for some searching questions. Is the best we can hope …

The face of illegal entitlement

By Michelle Malkin
During the George W. Bush years, the open-borders movement won over bleeding hearts in the White House but alienated the American public with radical displays of La Raza (“The Race”) militancy, desecrated American flags and fist-thrusting marches across the country. …

Republicans should neither sue nor impeach President Obama

By Thomas Sowell
Whenever Democrats are in real trouble politically, the Republicans seem to come up with something new that distracts the public’s attention from the Democrats’ problems. Who says Republicans are not compassionate? With public opinion polls showing President Obama’s sinking approval …

Hitting a nerve in Norway

By Randy Bish
There it was. My morning started with an email telling me that I was making headlines in the newspapers of Norway. Intrigued, I read on. …

Shevardnadze helped peacefully end the Cold War

By James A. Baker
I vividly remember the time and place when I knew that the Cold War had ended. It was Aug. 3, 1990, at Vnukovo II Airport …

The great lesson from the Israel-Hamas wars

By The Christian Science Monitor
The ideal of protecting civilians in war is rooted in ancient religious texts. But it was put into international law only 65 years ago. Since then, each new conflict has been judged ever more closely on whether civilians are put …


By Tribune-Review
Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons? Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words? The world’s a big place. Bring it home …

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Devils in the tubular steel details
It has become an article of faith ’round these parts that foreign nations, seeking to gain market share or outright …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
A poor reflection of America
WASHINGTON A young mother tried to control her three youngsters in the hall outside the House Budget Committee conference room …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Corbett sends a signal
HARRISBURG Republican Gov. Tom Corbett touched off an internal party war by vetoing one-fifth of the state Legislature’s operating funds …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Pennsylvania Legislature has embarrassment of shame riches
Shame shouldn’t be in short supply in Harrisburg. So it’s disappointing that the new policy of publicly shaming politicians extends …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: PETA’s lettuce offered to aid city
Of all the cities in this country, Pittsburgh would be one of the most difficult for PETA to gain a …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Bickering ‘couple’ at it again
Told you so. Did I not say last week that it was only a matter of time before UPMC and …

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Q and A

Here come the ‘Reformacons’
Scott Winship is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and one of the architects of the “reform …

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Page of Books

Countering Dems’ claims about GOP & women
Democrat animus toward women manifests itself in contraception, self-defense, the “women’s vote” and many other issues, according to Katie Pavlich, …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

Land of opportunity
We honor them now, decades after their selfless acts, the Schindlers, Wallenbergs and Wintons of this world. They were heroes …

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Tom Purcell

An oath for Obama
“I say it’s high time we update the wording of the presidential oath of office, which is specified in Article …

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Ralph R. Reiland

‘Burrito’ logic at the border
Here’s a recent and supposedly racist message from the labor union that represents U.S. Border Patrol agents, as posted by …

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George F. Will

The Supreme Court played its indispensable role as constable last week
WASHINGTON Two 5-4 decisions last week on the final decision day of the Supreme Court’s term dealt with issues that …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

A taxing mistake
Suppose a charismatic new sports pundit shows up with blockbuster findings about a decades-long pattern of wins and losses of …

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Prominent lawyer’s divorce no easy case
It’s a messy end to the marriage of high-profile Pittsburgh personal-injury attorney Edgar Snyderand his estranged wife, Saundra. According to …

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