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For Ohio governor: Re-elect John Kasich

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s first term has had its blemishes. But his policies and overall record should lead voters to re-elect him over Democrat Ed FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County …

Saturday essay: The trolley bus

The junior engineer imagineering has begun anew in the basement workshop. That’s where the massive 8-line N-scale train platform has been moved to begin work on updates in advance of …

Halloween 2014: Have fun but be safe

Halloween is a time for family fun along with parades and, of course, trick-or-treating. For the first time in recent years, Connellsville has scheduled trick-or-treating on Halloween night from 6 …

For U.S. House, Pa.: Re-elect Rothfus, Shuster, Kelly & Barletta

On Nov. 4, vote to keep Pennsylvania Republicans Keith Rothfus (12th District), Bill Shuster (9th), Mike Kelly (3rd) and Lou Barletta (11th) in the U.S. House. Representing his constituents admirably, …

Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances

Laurel: To Chevron. For putting its money where future jobs are through a $20 million tri-state education initiative to help train a new generation of workers for the energy sector. …

Greensburg Laurels & Lances

On the “Watch List”: The Rev. Joseph Maurizio’s “investments.” The Somerset County priest, accused of traveling to Honduras to have sex with a boy, reportedly has assets of at least …

Letters to the Editor

Hospital’s hero & more

I recently was told the sad news of the passing of my friend, Martin Griglak. …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

Running against Obama

By Byron York
In what is likely to become a theme of the last weeks of campaigning before the midterm elections, former President Bill Clinton all but begged voters during a visit in Arkansas not to use their vote as an expression of …

White House callous toward American lives

By Diana West
Do you get the feeling that the United States government is trying to get us all killed? OK, not all of us. Some of us. I almost don’t know how else to interpret the headlines, whether the issue is the …

America’s manufacturing comeback

By Jay Timmons
For a generation of young people who live in Greater Pittsburgh today, tales of factory smokestacks and heavy industry dominating the landscape seem like folklore from a bygone era. The site of U.S. Steel’s sprawling Homestead Works now hosts several …

Things fall apart

By Tribune-Review
When this writer was 3 years old, Japan devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. Before I was 7, Gen. Douglas MacArthur was in an office in Tokyo overlooking the Imperial Palace, dictating to a shattered …

Predatory posturing

By Thomas Sowell
The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls “predatory lending.” Just what is predatory lending? It is lending that charges a higher interest rate than people like those at The New York Times approve of. …

Houston’s censorship challenge

By Cal Thomas
Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy among conservative evangelicals. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a broad-sweeping, left-leaning law trumpeted by Houston and its openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, …

Embarrassing economists

By Walter Williams
So as to give some perspective, I’m going to ask readers for their guesses about human behavior before explaining my embarrassment by some of my fellow economists. Suppose the prices of ladies jewelry rose by 100 percent. What would you …

The price of papal popularity

By Pat Buchanan
Normally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. But on Oct. 13, there emanated from the Synod on the Family in Rome a 12-page report from a committee picked by …

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Let it be noted ...
The first rule of political jousting is to not remove your breastplate and turn on that neon sign flashing “Begin …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Voters poised to hit brakes on Obama, Dems
Midterm elections are the political equivalent of a gas pedal or a brake pedal. This will be a brake-pedal election, …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Porn scandal questions
HARRISBURG As with many things in life, there are complexities in the state’s growing pornography scandal that can affect how …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: ‘Mr. Peduto Head’ products could earn city much-needed revenue
Embrace the affront, Mr. Peduto Head. Your city might reap significant rewards if you do. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Dreams check in at site of demolished Wilkinsburg hotel
It’s not a sports arena or stadium, so you probably never heard about the demolition of the Penn-Lincoln Hotel in …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Cancer-stricken California woman chooses to plan her death 11:04 a.m.
A week from today, Brittany Maynard plans to take her life. You may have heard her story. She’s the 29-year-old …

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Q and A

Measuring the midterms
Deroy Murdock is a Fox News contributor and contributing editor with National Review Online ( He spoke to the Trib …

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Page of Books

GOP must save America in the next two years
In their new book “Power Grab: Obama’s Dangerous Plan for a One Party Nation” (Humanix Books), best-selling husband-and-wife authors Dick …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

Fear not
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in his first inaugural address in 1933, famously said, “The only thing we have to fear is …

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Tom Purcell

Needed: More independent contractors
If more Americans were self-employed independent contractors, the country would soar. Maybe I better explain. In addition to writing this …

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Ralph R. Reiland

A sinking sense of ‘security’
Rarely have we witnessed such a barrage of organizational failures that threaten the fundamental security of the United States. From …

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George F. Will

Kentucky’s constitutional moment
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

Marking two passings
This month brought the deaths of two people to whom I owe large debts. One was my first economics teacher, …

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Luke tweets shot at mayor
It’s disappointing that former Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl failed to follow up on his recent amusing indictment of current Mayor …

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