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Opinion/The Review


The Obamanet: An Internet threat

The bad news is that the Obama administration is attempting to do what government does best — seize control of something, overregulate it, wring the innovative life out of it …

U.N. Watch: Russian buffing

During the height of hostilities from Russian-armed separatists in Ukraine, the United Nations’ primary anti-poverty agency saw fit to sign a new pact with Moscow. And now, as the region’s …

Taxing consequences: The Shell effect

Promising a natural gas severance tax to raise $1 billion for education helped make Democrat Tom Wolf governor. But fulfilling that pledge will threaten both the Pennsylvania gas industry’s short-term …

Sunday pops

Vice President Joe Biden, citing the wealth gap last week at a Black History Month event, called for the “emancipation” of people’s wealth. Oh, so that’s the Democrats’ new euphemism …

The Box

Dear Old Man Winter: Spring just called; you have 19 days to vacate. Yours, Old Man River. …

A green-tip assault: ATF’s end run

Lawmakers won’t ban Americans’ favorite rifle, so the Obama administration is attempting an end run around Congress to accomplish the next “best” gun-grabbing thing — banning a popular AR-15 ammunition. …

Letters to the Editor

Can’t thank enough

Longtime Pennsylvania good-government activist extraordinaire Gene Stilp is a man after my own heart. To …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

Blaming the right again

By Michelle Malkin
The Department of Homeland Security refuses to release a report on “right-wing” terrorism that somehow found its way into CNN’s hands during the farcical White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism. On its website CNN splashed its big scoop: “DHS ...

Europe must be pushed to fight the endemic scourge of anti-Semitism

By Skip Grinberg & Gregg Roman
The menace of anti-Semitism is nothing new in 21st-century Europe. On Feb. 13, 2006, French Jew Ilan Halimi was found dead on a street ...

The limits of wishful thinking on Iran

By Fred Hiatt
Can President Barack Obama sell an Iran deal at home? If his negotiators strike an agreement this month, we already know that it will be ...

‘Coup’ in Argentina? Ridiculous

By Andres Oppenheimer
President Cristina Fernández’s overreaction to new formal charges that she tried to cover up Iran’s suspected role in the 1994 terrorist attack against the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires suggests that things in Argentina will get a lot ...


By Tribune-Review
“If Iraq were to re-take Mosul without a real plan for what comes next — i.e., having credible Sunni Arab leaders in place to administer the city — it could intensify sectarian hostility that is already breaking Iraq apart.” — ...

Obama’s Keystone pipeline veto

By Ben Boychuk
What a foolish, dishonest veto President Obama delivered to Congress last week. The facts plainly contradict the president’s rationale for blocking legislation that would allow ...

What if the government fears freedom?

By Andrew P. Napolitano
What if the current massive spying on Americans began with an innocent secret executive order signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986? What if Reagan ...

Rudy Giuliani & Barack Obama’s red mentor

By Paul Kengor
Rudy Giuliani is taking heat for recent remarks questioning Barack Obama’s love for America and his mentoring by a communist. “From the time he was ...

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Why water down Pennsylvania’s ‘paycheck protection’ bill?
The Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate apparently is “coalescing around a more moderate proposal to advance so-called ‘paycheck protection’ legislation,” Jason Gottesman …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Arrogant media elites mock Middle America
The media’s elitists just keep getting you wrong, America. And this has nothing to do with whether something is or …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Tom Wolf’s charm offensive
HARRISBURG Gov. Tom Wolf is a man on a mission. He has been meeting with legislators and leaders since winning …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Brace yourselves, Comcast customers — Newton’s law in full force
Prepare yourself for sticker shock on your Comcast bill. The Federal Communications Commission’s controversial net neutrality decision seems certain to …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Perceptions of movies are strictly in the eye of the beholder
Even the host of the Oscars joked about the lack of nominations for the movie “Selma.” “Tonight, we honor Hollywood’s …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: There’s a little hypochondriac in all of us — we’re just wired that way
It’s that time of the year when some of us who can’t shake a nagging cough suddenly think we have …

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Q and A

The terror puzzle
Bob Orr retired last month as justice and homeland security correspondent for CBS News, where he led the network’s coverage …

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Page of Books

Race, the 1960s & today’s polarized politics, society
For Shelby Steele, author of the new book “Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country” (Basic Books, available …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

Marty O’Malley never gilded the lily
“Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered,” according to Albert Camus, the 20th-century French philosopher. Lately, instead of conquering …

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Tom Purcell

Overreaching in plain English
Get this: The federal government is trying to explain things to citizens in plain English. In 2010, you see, President …

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Ralph R. Reiland

The hazards of blind obedience
“It is only those who hope to transform human beings who end up by burning them, like the waste product …

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George F. Will

2 reading lessons at the Supreme Court
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court frequently ponders arcane matters. But this week, however, in oral arguments concerning two cases, the justices’ …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)
Another giant of economic and legal scholarship has fallen. Henry Manne died on Jan. 17. He was 86 and vigorous …

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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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