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Grabbing guns: A better 'registry'

Amid all the gun-control grandstanding after the Orlando nightclub massacre, it was only a matter of time before someone connected to the Obama administration would ...

Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

Laurel: To preserving history. Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation had the foresight to preserve iconic sculptures from the Manchester Bridge when it was razed in ...

Greensburg Laurels & Lances

On the "Watch List": Jeannette's cleanup. The city-sponsored junk pickup cost $15,000, primarily in landfill fees. The question now is whether residents will keep the ...

Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances

Laurel: To Kris Bendinelli. The Springdale volunteer fireman received a heroism award from the Allegheny Volunteer Firefighter's Association last Friday. He struggled through thick smoke ...

Posner's perfidy: Worthy no more

Ronald Reagan surely is turning in his grave. That's who appointed Judge Richard Posner to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Chicago, ...

The Thursday wrap

Secretary of State John Kerry says Tuesday's ISIS-suspected suicide terrorist attack on the Istanbul airport in Turkey is a sign of weakness. We suspect the ...


July 4 is no blast for some veterans

As the Independence Day holiday approaches, Phantom Fireworks would like to remind its customers, friends and all those who use consumer fireworks to be mindful ...

Scoundrels at play

Shortly after the Civil War, our nation began an westward expansion that eventually allowed the U.S. to become the greatest nation on Earth. Unfortunately it ...

Hillary: Obama clone

U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, recently said the Federal Reserve and the Obama administration haven't produced the strong growth our country needed in the wake ...

Ought to have their heads examined

I'm a firearms rights attorney. I help people keep and regain their Second Amendment Rights. Even so, I see our nation at a crossroad. In ...

A constituent ignored

After being totally frustrated with our political system, I wrote to U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Robert Casey, U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, state Sen. Joe ...

West Penn Power rate hike

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission should deny West Penn Power's request to increase its electric rate by 9.6 percent. West Penn Power previously drained ...




Honoring the Spirit of 1776

Patriotic Americans love the Fourth of July. With a mixture of gratitude, pride and wonder, we commemorate the courage and heroism of the founding generation ...

Multiculturalism's massive failure

German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that multiculturalism has "utterly failed," adding that it was an illusion to think Germans and foreign workers could "live happily ...

Calm down about Brexit

It's on the order of insanity, this wild, wobbly overreaction to the British voting to get out of the European Union. No actual separation is ...

Donald Trump's post-Brexit path to victory

Some of us have long predicted the breakup of the European Union. The cousins appear to have just delivered the coup de grace. While Scotland ...

Affirmative action fraud goes on

The Supreme Court ruled last week that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But the ...

An unhappy FAA landing

The Federal Aviation Administration does something excellent and then it turns on itself — on responsibility, on honesty, on fairness, on passenger service, maybe even ...

Crippling coal will cost U.S.

Much has been written to bury America's coal industry. The overriding presumption is that coal no longer is needed, soon to be replaced by breakthroughs ...

Horror in Twin Falls

Something wicked happened in Idaho's rural Magic Valley. The evil has been compounded by politicians, media and special-interest groups trying to suppress the story and ...

'Gun control' is a farce

Surely murder is a serious subject which ought to be examined seriously. Instead, it is almost always examined politically in the context of gun control ...

The emperors have plenty of clothes

Presumptive, or is it presumptuous, Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton recently gave a speech on income inequality while wearing a $12,000 Giorgio Armani tweed jacket. That's ...

Bob Casey's illegal case of wine

The Penguins' fourth Stanley Cup also was a victory for Sen. Bob Casey. The Pennsylvania Democrat bet Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., a case of wine ...

A big idea for Hillary

If Donald Trump continues to implode, Hillary Clinton will win simply by being the presidential candidate who isn't Trump. But the prospect of a President ...

Verbatim

"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." George Bernard Shaw "Maxims for Revolutionists" (1903) ...

Warning label lunacy

When you use a coffeepot, do you need a warning label to tell you: "Do not hold over people"? Must a bicycle bell be sold ...

Escaping to Canada? A primer for the fleeing

Even before our two-party system coughed up the most disliked presidential nominees in modern polling history, Canada had firmly established itself as America's favorite backup ...