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Opinion/The Review


Orphan sinkhole

As orphans go, this could be a pretty dangerous one ... and quite costly to boot. We refer to the 10-foot-deep sinkhole that opened up on the sidewalk under the …

Confidentiality & carnage: Something has to give

Time and time again we hear of heinous acts committed by the mentally disturbed that could have been prevented had pertinent information been shared with authorities by mental health professionals …

Work’s the thing

Why are employment numbers for Americans ages 16 to 29 at record lows while numerous industries struggle to fill hundreds of thousands of jobs? Blame policies that deny young people …

‘Canary in a coal mine’: The SSDI dilemma

Social Security Disability Insurance, used by an estimated 11 million disabled workers and their eligible spouses last year, will be broke by the end of 2016. So some Democrats want …

Pittsburgh Tuesday takes

Fitting honors: Seventeen Pennsylvania military veterans — from World War II to Vietnam — are the latest inductees into the Hall of Valor at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & …

Greensburg Tuesday takes

A teacher’s “lesson”: Westmoreland County received another ear-piercing wake-up call on its heroin habit with the arrest of a Norwin teacher — a health educator, no less — for alleged …

Letters to the Editor

McKeesport mayor’s mom supports son’s actions

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother …

Blogs & Links

Featured Commentary

Gov. Wolf’s union ‘tab’

By Matthew J. Brouillette
Gov. Tom Wolf’s first executive order banned gifts for executive-branch employees to eliminate conflicts of interest between those in power and anyone “seeking to obtain business from or has financial relations with the commonwealth.” The governor has also criticized “backroom ...

Stand up for Indiana

By Pat Buchanan
In what has been called the “Catholic moment” in America, in the late 1940s and 1950s, Catholics were admonished from pulpits to “live the faith” and “set an example” for others. Public lives were to reflect moral beliefs. Fast forward ...

The bad policy of divestment

By William G. Bowen
Campaigns urging colleges and universities to divest stock holdings are again on the rise, focused today more often than not on holdings in fossil fuel companies. Many of the arguments against divestment as a general tactic are by now well ...

Harry Reid’s legacy of obstruction

By Jennifer Rubin
Harry Reid’s legacy of obstruction ...

Hit ‘delete’ on net neutrality

By Ed Feulner
There’s a reason the words “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help” are a punch line. Government involvement rarely helps. In many instances, it exacerbates the situation. We’ve seen it happen in the financial sector. The Dodd-Frank legislation ...

Reform mass surveillance: Make the FISA court act like a real court

By Faiza Patel and Elizabeth Goitein
The expiration of key surveillance authorities this spring will force Congress to grapple with the sprawling spying activities exposed by Edward Snowden. Defenders of the ...

Why I signed Iran letter

By John Cornyn
With its relentless quest for nuclear weapons, the Iranian regime represents a serious and growing threat to our national security. Sadly, our nation’s ability to ...

Simple question: What has Hillary accomplished?

By Thomas Sowell
It is amazing how a simple question can cause a complex lie to collapse. It was asked by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly of two Democrats: What has Hillary Clinton ever accomplished? For someone who has spent her entire adult life ...

Colin McNickle

Colin McNickle
Colin McNickle is on vacation
Colin McNickle is on vacation …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
GOP succeeding at down-ballot level
Martina White made history Tuesday night by winning a special election for a Pennsylvania House seat — the first time …

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Brad Bumsted

Brad Bumsted
Governor shedding some light on schedule, contracts
HARRISBURG Last week, we told you here that Tom Wolf said he’d be a different kind of governor and he …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Memorial, notes of sympathy for lost eaglets goes beyond overkill
Eagles have abominable reading skills. They are majestic birds of prey whose elegance in flight can have an almost hypnotic …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Tablet computers no cure-all for Allegheny County Jail inmates, but they’re worth trying
Allegheny County Jail officials are embarking on a program that would offer tablet computers to inmates. The tablets wouldn’t allow …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Hospice about caring, not curing
The word “hospice” scares people to the point that Dr. Bob Arnold doesn’t use it when talking to patients and …

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Q and A

Being first doesn’t help, hurt Cruz
John Zogby, founder of the Zogby Poll and the Zogby companies, is an internationally renowned pollster, author and political pundit. …

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Page of Books

George Washington, from young Virginian to victorious American
Combining history and biography, Robert Middlekauff takes a distinctive approach in his new book “Washington’s Revolution: The Making of America’s …

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Joseph Sabino Mistick

Matters of taste
The Latin maxim “ De gustibus non est disputandum ” was front and center last week, on both the local …

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Tom Purcell

Reasoning with Iran
“America and the West have a historic opportunity to negotiate a nuclear agreement that will promote peace in the Middle …

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Ralph R. Reiland

Would you like some race talk with that?
Given the overwhelming backlash, it’s pretty clear that the short-lived “Race Together” campaign launched by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to …

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George F. Will

Remembrance of Clintons past
WASHINGTON An abscess of anger seems to gnaw at Hillary Clinton, but the reasons for her resentments remain unclear. The …

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Donald J. Boudreaux

What really regulates corporations
Among the strangest notions ever to be believed by large numbers of adults is the “progressive” notion that private corporations …

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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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