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Opinion/The Review


The Kathleen Kane chronicles: The Pa. attorney general’s credibility is gone

What a hot mess Kathleen Kane has become. And we can only assume that, past being prologue, the muck that Pennsylvania’s attorney general has mired herself in will only get …

Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

Ready, set, shop!: It’s Light Up Night in Pittsburgh, the traditional beginning of the Christmas shopping season. All of the city is decked out in the proverbial boughs of holly, …

Greensburg Laurels & Lances

On the “Watch List”: • Scanning prison inmates. The ongoing problem of Westmoreland County Prison inmates smuggling drugs and tobacco within their body cavities has prompted a request to purchase …

Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances

On the “Watch List”: • Route 28. Before the five-year-long project to reconstruct Route 28, we were told it would spur residential and economic development along the corridor, particularly in …

Slaughter in Israel: Obama’s legacy

As horrendous as was Tuesday’s Palestinian terrorist attack on a Jerusalem synagogue that left five people dead, the Obama administration’s underlying response reprehensibly approached the same level of abhorrence. Indeed, …

The Thursday wrap

A Democratic Party that midterm-election voters decreed to be increasingly irrelevant just keeps shooting itself in the foot. Witness Tuesday’s Senate filibuster that not only again stalled consideration of the …

Letters to the Editor

On right track

After four years and countless hours wasted in a debate over dismantling the Liquor Control …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

The moral case for fossil fuels

By Alex Epstein
Is it good that Pennsylvania generates 61 percent of its electricity from fossil fuels? I’d wager that most of you would say no. So would many of the politicians and bureaucrats directing America’s energy policy. Earlier this month, President Obama ...

Friends Obama denies

By Katie Pavlich
Thanks to the work of a citizen journalist in Philadelphia, over the past few weeks “stupid” Americans have gotten to know ObamaCare architect and MIT professor Jonathan Gruber pretty well. In video after video Gruber is seen admitting that ObamaCare ...

Old thinking on old nukes

By Walter Pincus
The publicized mishaps — they shouldn’t be called scandals — in recent years by Air Force and Navy personnel in charge of nuclear weapons give the White House and Congress a chance to rethink the U.S. deterrence mission before returning ...

Did we vote for war?

By Pat Buchanan
“How do you like the Journal’s war?” So boasted the headline of William Randolph Hearst’s New York flagship in 1898 when the United States declared war on Spain. While Hearst’s Journal was a warmongering sheet, it did not start the ...

Who’s ‘stupid’?

By Cal Thomas
“Stupid is as stupid does” — Forrest Gump Unless you regularly follow conservative media, you may not have heard what one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) thinks about you. Jonathan Gruber is a ...

Time to pass Employee Rights Act

By Newt Gingrich
No matter what party they supported, all Americans had something to celebrate the morning after Election Day: the end of political ads. For months, we have been bombarded with them every time we turn on our televisions, computer screens and ...

Fighting public unions, saving the future

By Jay Ambrose
Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin, took on public employee unions about to sink the state and reduced their bullying powers sufficiently to save the government billions and help rejuvenate a tepid economy. Despite a variety of retaliatory efforts ...

Big Truthy is watching (some of) you

By Michelle Malkin
Last week, President Obama launched a social media campaign on behalf of “net neutrality” and urged the FCC to “keep the Internet free and open.” The man has gall. This is the same speech-squelcher whose administration snooped on reporters; audited ...

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
The worst of ‘the most’
T he most bizarre quote of the week comes from Mt. Lebanon Commissioner Dave Brumfield. In discussing ways in which …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Virginia results pose puzzle for parties
Election results are like the tiny pieces of a vast, intricate jigsaw puzzle depicting America’s landscape, complete with rolling farms, …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Feeling above the law in the Pa. AG porn cases?
HARRISBURG This is not to be a sermon or a morality lesson on the evils of pornography. It’s pervasive in …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Wolf must face hairy situation
The situation’s strong anti-shaving component is impossible to ignore. Pennsylvania’s first facially hirsute leader in eight decades has an opportunity …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: School choice, mergers lay path to equality
A couple of years ago, I thought it’d be a good idea to spend a day in a classroom of …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Insurers’ feud helps enrollees
The health insurance heat is on. Way on. Starting Saturday, people who don’t get health insurance at work can shop …

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Q and A

Here comes the snow!
Elliot Abrams is a senior vice president and chief forecaster for AccuWeather, the State College company that provides forecasting services …

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Page of Books

Why America must continue role as world’s policeman
The United States isn’t in irreversible decline; it’s in worldwide retreat because of errant policy choices that make a course …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

A letter to Dada
It is the greatest form letter ever written. One was sent to Joseph “Dada” Sabino in late 1945, arriving at …

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Tom Purcell

I’ve been stupid, but not THAT stupid
I’ve done my fair share of stupid things over my life. When I was 5, my father told me to …

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Ralph R. Reiland

Yes, he is a Richman
Richie Richman is a name that perfectly describes the well-heeled financial position of Mr. Richman. It’s like the name that …

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George F. Will

Using a bludgeon in Wis.
MILWAUKEE It is as remarkable as it is repulsive, the ingenuity with which the Obama administration uses the regulatory state’s …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

Politics’ rationally irrational nature
A political ad that ran on TV in Alabama during the fall of 1982 featured a candidate earnestly promising “More …

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McConnell 1, Tinseltown 0
It was a devastating loss for Hollywood. Though few movie stars or studio executives live in Kentucky, plenty of them …

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