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The climate ruse: A warped dimension

All one needs to know about the Government-Envirocrat Complex’s latest stab at attempting to reorder yet another large swath of the American economy in the “progressive” vision comes from Joe …

Elsie Hillman, 1925-2015

It wasn’t often that we ran in the exact same philosophical Republican circles as Elsie Hillman, the great conservative benefactor and Pennsylvania GOP matriarch who died Tuesday in Pittsburgh at …

Merging health insurers: Suffering ahead?

Government regulators must ensure that mergers planned by some of America’s biggest health insurers don’t eliminate the key characteristic of any market that serves both buyers and sellers well — …

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

The McCullough verdict: Chuck McCullough could face as little as probation when Allegheny County Senior Judge Lester Nauhaus sentences him on Nov. 9. Judge Nauhaus found the former county solicitor …

Greensburg Tuesday takes

Summer litterbugs: It’s pathetic to see the accumulation of litter — coffee cups, bottles, fast-food bags and even old tires — dumped along roadsides, from thoroughfares like Route 30 to …

Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes

Full investigation: Armstrong County officials are promising a thorough review of the jail’s policies and procedures in light of last week’s escape by Robert Edward Crissman Jr. We certainly hope …

Letters to the Editor

Boy Scouts praised

The National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America has ratified a resolution passed …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

The plot to destroy Nixon

By Pat Buchanan
In his new biography “Being Nixon: A Man Divided,” Evan Thomas concedes: Richard Nixon “was not paranoid; the press and the ‘Georgetown set’ really were out to get him.” Carl Bernstein’s review found Thomas’ book deficient in its failure to ...

When opportunity knocks, answer the door

By Jason Fincke & Jeff Kotula
Several years ago, during a period of historic economic turbulence, shale development knocked on our door. For many of the region’s 17 building trades unions — all represented by the Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania — shale has presented ...

Our Army is breaking

By Robert H. Scales
Last month, Gen. Raymond Odierno, outgoing Army chief of staff, and Gen. Mark Milley, his successor, testified to the difficulties faced by the Army. I’d like to make the same points by telling a story. When I was a boy, ...

Debates vs. debates

By Cal Thomas
WARWICK, England When it comes to debates, the Oxford Union remains the gold standard. Begun in 1823, The Union in modern times has hosted debates that have included such luminaries as Ronald Reagan and the Dalai Lama. Oxford Union ...

‘Preventive care’ canard

By Michelle Malkin
As more graphic, undercover videos of Planned Parenthood’s baby-parts racket emerge, thanks to the investigative work of The Center for Medical Progress, desperate Democrats are in full deflection mode. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell defended ...

How to kill the summer job: Just keep raising the minimum wage

By Jonah Goldberg
I had a lot of summer jobs. I was a foot messenger in New York for a couple of summers. I worked as a receptionist and ...

Hillary’s economic plan doesn’t add up

By Ramesh Ponnuru
Hillary Clinton can’t keep her story straight. I’m not talking about her email servers. She can’t stick to a consistent line on the rather more central issue of the U.S. economy. It is leading to odd tonal shifts in her ...

Greece’s invisible economy

By Alexis Adams
As the world watches to see whether new bailout talks will ultimately prevent a collapse of the Greek economy, my neighbors in rural Greece carry on with their lives as they have for centuries. Invisible to most economists, they subsist ...

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Meanwhile, back at the gun wars ...
Los Angeles City Council has unanimously passed an ordinance to ban newspapers exceeding 10 pages. It also has banned any …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Making environmentalism divisive
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio In May, Murray Energy, which sits along the old National Pike here in eastern Ohio, told nearly …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Winners & losers: The Pennsylvania budget siege
HARRISBURG There’s a budget impasse in its 33rd day today. But from the looks of the Capitol, you’d never know …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Emptying an inbox can be better than cleaning out the closet
Microsoft just alerted me that my mailbox is nearly full. That’s a sure sign that it’s time once again to …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Medicare could get it right in paying for end-of-life discussions
Sarah Palin is probably having a conniption. The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee sparked a national debate when early versions …

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Q and A

Don’t save this pig: Ex-Im
Veronique de Rugy is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a nationally syndicated …

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Page of Books

How the GOP can connect with millennials
Changing demographics pose a challenge for the Republican Party: attracting young voters. Kristen Soltis Anderson details how it can do …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

The good old days
If you are struggling to understand the appeal of Donald Trump, compare his “shoot from the hip” answers to Hillary …

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Tom Purcell

Weak recovery has ‘staycations’ here to stay
“I wanted to go to the beach, but the wife tells me we barely have the funds to go miniature …

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Ralph R. Reiland

Hillary Clinton: ‘Small-business president’?
In May, Hillary Clinton announced that she wanted to be “a small-business president.” She said she would “cut the red …

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George F. Will

The barbarity of a nation: The Planned Parenthood scandal
WASHINGTON Executives of Planned Parenthood’s federally subsidized meat markets — your tax dollars at work — lack the courage of …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

A scholar’s scholar retires
My dear friends Bob and Elizabeth Higgs will soon move from Louisiana to a remote corner of Mexico. Bob says …

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Whispers

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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