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Palmer v. District of Columbia: Upholding the 2nd Amendment

Government cannot pass laws, then place into practice rules, that effectively ban a constitutional right. That’s the upshot of a ruling released late Saturday in a long-running Second Amendment case …

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

What a waste: State and Washington County officials used a federal grant to surveil then seize more than 800 marijuana plants last week. Even the Civil Air Patrol and a …

Greensburg Tuesday takes

Prothonotary’s illogic: Fayette County Prothonotary Nina Frankhouser, under fire for restricting public access to protective court orders, based her decision, in part, on the advice of former solicitor Davis and …

Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes

Quite the leader: As Scoutmaster for Birdville Troop 186 in Harrison, Bob Barrage has helped dozens of boys become Eagle Scouts and good men. The township commissioners’ honoring Barrage for …

Blaming Israel: A new low

The blame-Israel anti-Semitism of the duplicitously named United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) and the intellectually and morally bankrupt Western academics of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement remains …

The Justice Department’s improper political agenda

Overreaching yet again, the Obama administration’s Justice Department is perverting a fraud-prevention effort by pressuring banks to deny basic financial services to legitimate businesses it finds politically unpalatable. Justice leads …

Letters to the Editor

‘Food fight’ lamentable

The news story “Washington County nonprofits feud despite common goal” regarding the “food fight” between …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

Experiments in disengagement

By Fred Hiatt
A stunning unfolding of international crises, from Iraq to Ukraine to Syria to Gaza, has prompted some less-than-edifying Washington debate: It’s all President Obama’s fault. No, it’s not his fault at all. It would be a pity if partisan fervor …

A better option than U.N.

By Jonah Goldberg
As legend has it, Groucho Marx sent the Friars Club a telegram that read, “Please accept my resignation. I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.” At least the Friars Club had standards. …

The left’s dark money manager

By Michelle Malkin
Philip Gara LaMarche is a secretive political operative who funnels billions of dollars from undisclosed donors to nonprofits and astroturf groups. But you won’t hear unhinged Harry Reid railing about him on the Senate floor. Here’s why: LaMarche is a …

Watch out for Bobby Jindal

By Jay Ambrose
Bobby Jindal once gave a speech disturbing TV entertainer-commentator Jon Stewart to the point of satiric torture, which is to say, the speech wasn’t just …

Stop twisting the debate over illegals

By Thomas Sowell
In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man …

Looking back on the GOP’s 1964 convention

By Richard W. Carlson
I moved to Washington in 1984, ultimately to work for Ronald Reagan as director of the Voice of America. My wife Patricia and I bought …


By Tribune-Review
“(W)hen it comes to American relations with our Israeli allies and our Islamic-supremacist enemies, you can always rely on Obama to do the wrong thing.” e_SDHp— Andrew C. McCarthy, writing at National Review Online. “I favor backyard freedom.” — Pleasant …

Florida taxpayers about to be railroaded

By Carl Hiaasen
MIAMI Here’s a really clever idea: Let’s run express passenger trains 16 times round-trip every day between downtown Miami and the Orlando airport. That’s right, …

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Euphemizing the tax hook
Government flacks (cluckety-clucks) and their government keepers (muckety-mucks) say the darndest things. Take, for instance, Doug Harbach, director of communications …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
‘Ready for Hillary’ in Northeast Pa.
WASHINGTON Evie McNulty and her husband, Jim, have been there from the beginning. She is Lackawanna County’s recorder and he …

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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
Playing at judge, Goodell drops ball in Ray Rice case
LOS ANGELES (Exaggerated Press) — A reality TV show featuring National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell will be an integral …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Stone wall up in South Fayette
When it comes to the details of expanding school buildings, most of us are novices. But when it’s happening in …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Allegheny Health Network’s first year shows promising direction
The adorable Prince George of Cambridge isn’t the only one celebrating a first birthday this month. Far removed from the …

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Q and A

Dodd-Frank misses the target
Peter J. Wallison holds the Arthur F. Burns Chair in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington, …

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Page of Books

How besieged middle class can fight back
Wayne Allyn Root’s new book, “The Murder of the Middle Class: How to Save Yourself and Your Family from the …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

Rick Perry’s pandering peril
When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced that he was deploying 1,000 National Guard troops to the Mexican border, it was …

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Tom Purcell

Teens not working doesn’t work for America
Here’s a trend that may not bode well for the future of our country: According to data from the Bureau …

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Ralph R. Reiland

The jobs picture, unfiltered & grim
Joe Biden last Tuesday declared that America’s jobs picture is outstanding. “Businesses are hiring at historic rates, with 52 consecutive …

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George F. Will

In Oregon, a doctor calls in the U.S. Senate race
PORTLAND, Ore. “Are you kidding ?” This is Monica Wehby’s amiable response to people who wonder whether she will be …

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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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