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Reforming immigration: Raise the bar

Yet more proof that our immigration system is badly broken and an economic drain comes in a study concluding that more than half of this nation’s immigrants, legal and illegal, …

Saturday essay: Seeding next year

These are rewarding days in the gardens vegetable and flower. The first of the tomatoes have been canned. Despite the heat, the lettuce harvest continues to be robust. A late …

More than just mums in Connellsville

Summer vacation is over but festive seasonal celebrations continue in Connellsville. The city’s annual Autumn Mum Festival is scheduled next Saturday. And if past is prologue, expect to see Crawford …

The Iranian deal: Mortal blessings

The Iranian nuclear deal, now blessed by enough minority Senate Democrats to render moot any majority Republican congressional resolution of disapproval, is an exercise in too many things so very …

Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

On the “Watch List”: • The Penguins. Mario Lemieux & Co. are said to be asking a record $750 million for the storied NHL franchise. That’s a $185 million premium …

Greensburg Laurels & Lances

On the “Watch List”: • The Canada geese control permit. It’s unfortunate that Derry municipal authority officials must jump through a federal hoop, mandated by an antiquated 1918 law, to …

Letters to the Editor

Not so fast, Fayette County commissioners

I attended the Fayette County commissioners meeting on Aug. 18, at which Commissioners Al Ambrosini …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

Cruz gaining ground

By Byron York
Ted Cruz got a big boost in Iowa recently when the influential social conservative activist and radio host Steve Deace endorsed him. To call it a sought-after endorsement would be an understatement. Deace says prospective 2016 GOP campaigns began contacting ...

Trump & Fidel: Surprisingly similar

By Georgie Anne Geyer
Watching Donald Trump on television, I suddenly felt an odd wave of remembrance wash over me — reminders of times past. This is, after all, the man who leapt into the campaign almost before there was a campaign, who has ...

Venezuela’s best export is a lesson about socialism

By Jay Ambrose
Get sophisticated and smart and care about people and, sure enough, you are soon a socialism fan, aren’t you? I mean, after all, socialists serve the poor, big government gets big things done, and capitalism — shudder, shudder — just ...

Do police lives matter to Obama?

By Pat Buchanan
Barack Obama, as chief law-enforcement officer of the United States, is going to have to stop acting like a conscientious objector in this war on cops. On Tuesday, another police officer, in Fox Lake, Ill., Lt. Charles “GI Joe” Gliniewicz, ...

Track those in U.S. on visas

By Katie Pavlich
Last week New Jersey governor and GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie caused controversy after implying the United States should track people who come into the country on visas like FedEx tracks packages. “You go online and, at any moment, FedEx ...

Why home schooling?

By Walter Williams
Many public schools are dangerous places. The Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics show that in 2012, there were about 749,200 violent assaults on students. In the 2011-12 academic year, ...

Blame liberals for the rise of Trump

By S.e. Cupp
There are a few existential questions that man has struggled but failed to answer conclusively, despite Sisyphean efforts, such as: Why are we here? What happens when we die? Why do kids go ape for “Frozen”? To these we may ...

Can the GOP deal with Iran?

By Pat Buchanan
Ten weeks before the first U.S.-Soviet summit ever held in Moscow, in May 1972, North Vietnam, with Soviet-supplied armor and artillery, crossed the DMZ to overrun the South. President Nixon responded with air and naval strikes on the North. Yet ...

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Spokane’s proposed ‘family wage’ is a ‘progressive’ cancer
The intellectual midgets of the tallest order have been working so much overtime on America’s Northleft Coast that they’ve fried …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Another Know-Nothing moment
CLEVELAND We’ve been here before. The year was 1855, when the convention of the State Council of Know-Nothings — an …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Is Kathleen Kane’s porn defense a smokescreen?
It was two weeks ago that Attorney General Kathleen Kane claimed porn emails circulated in the Attorney General’s Office were …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Dancing Dems illustrate path to expression for presidential hopefuls
Imagine if this occurred in the presidential race. Thankfully, they didn’t twerk. But seven Democratic state House members, including Ed …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: You might be young, but maybe not young at heart, doctors report 12:01 a.m.
So much for being young at heart. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week most Americans have …

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Q and A

Can this dream be saved?
Joel Kotkin is a fellow in urban studies at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., an author and the executive director …

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Page of Books

Inside America’s ‘perfect hammer’ in the terror war
America’s approach to fighting the post-9/11 war on terror has raised the public profile of secretive U.S. special forces and …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

A good break for Pennsylvania voters
If you are frustrated with the two-party system and you want more ballot choices than “take it or leave it,” …

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Tom Purcell

Preparing for even worse times
After the wild stock market downs and ups last week, I crawled out from under my desk and began Googling …

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Ralph R. Reiland

Destroying jobs via wage diktats
“Of course, nothing helps families make ends meet like higher wages,” President Barack Obama said in his State of the …

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George F. Will

The blood-stained Indian Child Welfare Act
“It is a sordid business, this divvying us up by race.” — Chief Justice John Roberts WASHINGTON Sordid, always. And …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

Donald J. Boudreaux: Counting his blessings
Recently I underwent a medical procedure. Although minor, the procedure did involve general anesthesia. And while I wasn’t very fretful …

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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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