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The race for president: Clinton vs. Trump

Sans conventioneers withholding their rubber stamps in Philadelphia and Cleveland, Democrat Hillary Clinton will face Republican Donald Trump this fall. The winner will become the ...

The Thursday wrap

An Old Navy ad featuring an interracial couple has sparked some of the most vile comments ever posted on the Internet. A 2013 Cheerios commercial ...

'Refugee' ruse: An illegals pipeline

Since the surge of "children" — primarily male teens — from Central America in 2014, the Obama administration has tried various ways to open the ...

State of Corruption: The Estey plea

You better believe that anyone who's had a conversation with John Estey over the past several years is looking over his or her shoulder. Mr. ...

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

Boarding changes: Big changes are coming to the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Among them — a single fare for pre-paid users countywide, all riders ...

Greensburg Tuesday takes

A coordinated effort: The massive natural gas pipeline explosion in Salem Township that destroyed one home and damaged others Friday could have been far worse. ...


Flag depiction offends

How dare the Trib print on its April 23 editorial page a cartoon of the U.S. flag at half-mast with purple strips and a symbol ...

Trump's tariff plan palatable

Regarding Leonard Lambert's letter "Trump's terrible tariff plan" : Lambert is right about higher prices. However, he forgot that people have a choice. Buy that car ...

Stop sullying Trump

Regarding Danielle Lesnock's letter "Trump supporters sully Youngstown" : Why does Lesnock call Trump a racist? It can't be because he wants illegal aliens to ...

Work together NK-A, Burrell

As a Valley High School student, I supported the 2014 New Kensington-Arnold School Board decision to merge and close some district's schools under the belief ...

Not 'Nebby Nancys'

How ironic is this: The public alerts the police by dialing 911, but the public is excluded from hearing that alert in New Kensington, Arnold ...

Trump & Russia

One thing you need to remember about Donald J. Trump: When he delivered his jingoistic "foreign policy" speech on April 27, he was well aware ...




Vitamin Shoppe merger won't save GNC

There might be hope for GNC yet. Shares of the struggling Pittsburgh vitamin retailer plunged by nearly 30 percent last week after it posted its seventh ...

Why adultery shouldn't be illegal

One of the curiosities of America's current presidential campaign is that the Republican front-runner is a self-confessed serial adulterer. Yet few conservative voters seem to ...

Why Russia resents us

On Friday, a Russian SU-27 did a barrel roll over a U.S. RC-135 over the Baltic, the second time in two weeks. Also in April, ...

Five foreign policy pointers for the next president

When it comes to voting in elections, Americans weigh domestic and foreign affairs differently. On domestic issues, they side with candidates who share their views. ...

Freely blathering about free trade

Free trade? Catch that thing. Wrap it up. Throw it in the garbage. That's the tune of much of the presidential campaign this year. And ...

Beyonce's bombastic buffoons

Why aren't liberal celebrities ever held accountable for stoking their unhinged fans' violent threats and stupidity — the same way Republican candidates are called on ...

Are we repeating history by letting our financial sector get too big?

"You are dangerously big." That message was delivered to five banks by federal regulators last month. Now America needs to summon the courage to say ...

Getting 'SLAPP'd' for getting involved

Have you ever been SLAPP'd? SLAPP stands for "Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation" and it's a technique as old as lawsuits to stifle competition brought ...

Bernie's Russian romance

Once upon a time in America, leading progressives like John Dewey, godfather of public education, and Margaret Sanger, godmother of Planned Parenthood, made excited pilgrimages ...

Fast food workers face respect gap

Mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, onion and pickle. Though I haven't worked at Burger King for 30 years, I reflexively rattled off those ingredients to my ...

Hospital care, Part II

Last week's column on my lung surgery struck a nerve. Many of you wished me well. Others said I deserve to die. "He likes free ...

Refugees in the Land of Good Enough

Don't quote me on this, but New York City is in the midst of digging a third tunnel, 60 miles long, deep underground, to bring ...

Isolated elites Trumped

Donald Trump's sweeping victories Tuesday night move the Manhattan billionaire a step closer to winning the Republican nomination for president and pulling off the most ...

Pennsylvania coal industry crushed by needless regulation

For decades, Pennsylvania has proudly mined the coal that fuels American industry. During World War II, coal helped fire the steel foundries and factories that ...

If God is dead ...

In a recent column, Dennis Prager made an acute observation. "The vast majority of leading conservative writers ... have a secular outlook on life. ...