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Voter fraud: McAuliffe rebuked

Consider it the largest case ever of attempted voter fraud. The Virginia Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision Friday last, ruled as unconstitutional Virginia ...

Those Olympus scopes

Lawrence Muscarella, a Philadelphia biomedical engineer who specializes in infection control, tells the Trib that a company's "failure to acknowledge its errors and promptly correct ...

Democrats & infrastructure: Devolve the federal model

One of the reasons presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is said to have chosen Tim Kaine as her running mate is his ability to ...

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

The heat is on: The summer heat wave continues this week. As does the regular chance for pop-up thunderstorms. While we can use the rain, ...

Greensburg Tuesday takes

Pipeline scrutiny: The investigation of Salem's natural gas pipeline explosion has drawn attention to a parallel transmission line, which officials say has similar corrosion. A ...

Tuesday takes

PPG's evolution: It began its existence in Creighton in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass and has been one of the industry's premier players. PPG Industries ...


Police bias beliefs debunked

So we have a Harvard researcher, Roland Fryer, who decided for himself to get to the bottom of these assertions from the likes of Al ...

Reiland evokes recollections

Regarding Ralph Reiland's column "Fresh flounder, Jersey corn & an immigrant couple's legacy" : Thank you. Mr. Reiland. The piece about the Monichetti family and ...

Unsubtle subterfuge

Regarding Steve Chapman's syndicated column "Mike Pence's towering hypocrisy" : So intent are some people and some entities on attempting to destroy Donald Trump's candidacy ...

Silencing climate critics

The Democrat Party wants to silence all climate change skeptics. It believes that global warming has been proven and is a threat to our planet. How ...

Truths about Trump

Here's what nobody has the guts to say about Donald Trump: In our "me-only" culture, the Trump haters are jealous that they are not as ...

Time to shine spotlight on JFK probe findings

Regarding "Secret Chapter of 9/11 inquiry released after 13 years" : Isn't it fascinating that classified documents regarding the 9/11 terrorist attacks are being released ...




Will Putin get a Pulitzer?

Waving off the clerics who had come to administer last rites, Voltaire said: "All my life I have ever made but one prayer to God, ...

Public corruption in Nigeria nothing new

In Nigeria, billions of dollars each year flow illegally from public coffers into private hands. Nigeria's kleptocracy undermines the regime's ability to combat Boko Haram, ...

A failing grade for 'free' community college

Many Americans are understandably worried about the ever-increasing cost of college education. Recent proposals from politicians to offer free tuition at public universities makes calls ...

Who has moral authority?

My 12-year-old son couldn't remember the phrase "take a walk down memory lane" last week, instead describing a stroll through "nostalgia road." I knew it ...

Cities should start saying 'No!' to hosting the Olympics

The overwhelming news in the lead up to the 2016 Olympics has been about the rampant dysfunction of the host city, Rio de Janeiro — ...

The broken mechanics of film tax credits

In 1812, Charles Redheffer tried to swindle Philadelphia by convincing city commissioners to invest in his perpetual-motion machine. In 1899, William Miller guaranteed investors ...

The dumbest idea

If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly ...

The evolving relevance of journalists

The world never has seemed closer. Because of Facebook Live, a video-streaming service launched this year, online audiences can watch people around the world ...

It's best to ignore politicians

My Fox colleagues were in Cleveland this week, diligently interviewing Republicans. Next week, they'll interview Democrats. I'm glad they do it — because I despise ...

Says Pitt's international legal eagle: 'We deal in hope'

Xenophobic reactions to current tragedies raise important concerns about an increasingly interconnected world. Those responding to tragedy and those left behind in times of increasing ...

Pokemon Go is a work of art, not a social experiment

Pokemon Go appeared on U.S. shores just this month, and people with Android phones already use the app more, on average, than has-been diversions such ...

Trump supporters making sense

You don't have to think Donald Trump should be elected president to think that those attacking some of his supporters are sometimes just plain out ...

Is the party over for 'Bushism'?

Neither George W. Bush, the Republican Party presidential nominee in 2000 and 2004, nor Jeb, the dethroned Prince of Wales, will be in Cleveland. Nor ...

Challenges for black people (Part II)

The prospects for a better future are nearly hopeless for roughly 20 percent of black people — those who reside in big-city crime-infested and dysfunctional ...

Bad news for Turkey's democracy

One thing is certain after the failed plot to overthrow Turkey's Justice and Development (AK) Party government and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Turkey will be ...