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D.C. vs Pittsburgh

Washington, D.C., routinely ranks high in surveys on America's most livable cities, but as somebody who's been a resident of both areas, I can tell you that Pittsburgh's a far better place to live.

August 04, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Beware the scent of musk

Everyone's still talking about the dramatic tumble in the price of Facebook stock which, if the estimates are reliable, had left its founder - Mark Zuckerberg - more than $10 billion poorer than he was at the start of the month.

August 04, 2018 | Peter Roff | Columnists


News by the numbers

"90% of media coverage of my Administration is negative, despite the tremendously positive results we are achieving."

August 02, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Dolphins and fireworks and Toto - oh my!

Welcome to another installment of "Things you should do before the highlight of your week is lime Jell-O Thursday!"

August 02, 2018 | Jase Graves | Columnists


GOP can’t appease the left by caving on key issues

Two House Republicans have chosen to capitulate on major agenda items on the liberal left - and are learning a familiar lesson the hard way.

August 01, 2018 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


In doing nothing, sometimes, you do everything

SOMEWHERE ALONG LONG ISLAND SOUND - From my beach chair, there's a strong wind blowing in from across the water, rippling the pages of my book, as moisture slowly condenses on the beer bottle at my side.

August 01, 2018 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Lordy, there are tapes

In his infamous marathon testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee in June 2017, former FBI Director James Comey quipped "Lordy, I hope there are tapes."

July 31, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists


Lots of tips on how to live sanely in Trumplandia

The pollsters at Pew recently reported that 68 percent of Americans are suffering from news exhaustion, and that jibes with what I witness on an anecdotal basis. I don't presume to everyone, but many of you probably agree that conversations with friends these days are sometimes strained. The dialogue often goes something like this:

July 31, 2018 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Kavanaugh’s audition to join oracles at Delphi

The Claremont Institute and the James Wilson Institute recently co-hosted a panel discussing "The Kavanaugh Hearing: A Battle of Two Constitutions." Don't let the title confuse you. The Senate hearing for Brett Kavanaugh - President Trump's latest Supreme Court nominee - won't be like a customer service phone tree where you press #1 for the U.S. Constitution or #2 for the Mexican Constitution.

July 30, 2018 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


A man of God sins against my father

If a liberal like Jesse Jackson went on CNN and accused my father of being a "known womanizer" like President Trump, conservatives across America would go off the rails.

July 30, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Naked vacations: yes, that’s a thing

According to NBC News, the travel industry's latest trend is the "nacation."

July 28, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


New polling shows more trouble for Republicans

In case national Republicans needed another reminder of the power of women at the ballot box, pollsters at Quinnipiac University just handed it to them.

July 28, 2018 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Trump’s 27 loaded questions

Question 1: "Do you believe that the media purposely tries to divide Republicans in order to help elect Democrats?"

July 26, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Jeffrey Lord, off CNN, still defending Trump

The rest of official Washington might be in free-fall over President Donald Trump's Bizzaro-World press conference in Helsinki with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin on Monday.

July 26, 2018 | John L. Micek | Columnists


‘Body language experts’: do they do a body good?

Nonverbal cues ain't what they used to be.

July 25, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


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Middle America, are you ready for your face tattoos?

Like many kids, I had a dalliance with washable temporary tattoos.

August 18, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Americans too worried to vacation

"Here we are in peak vacation season, but I'm afraid to take my paid vacation time off!"

August 16, 2018 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


I feel the need, the need for A/C!

Welcome to another installment of "Things You Should Do Before A Wild Saturday Night Consists Of Cruising the Aisles at Walgreen's for Prune Juice ...

August 16, 2018 | Jase Graves | Columnists


Can the beer industry still brew up a comeback?

It's a drastically different world than when I was working a summertime job during college.

August 15, 2018 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Trump’s war on the press won’t end well

In baseball lingo, the high, inside fastball is known as the brushback, a tactic to inform the batter that he'd better be cautious about ...

August 14, 2018 | Carl Golden | Columnists


Renewable fuel reforms needed now

In 2005, when Congress created the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), it was in expectation that the nation's supply of gasoline would soon be supplemented ...

August 14, 2018 | Peter Roff | Columnists


America first or America alone?

This week, the first consequences of President Trump's choice to violate the P5+1's nuclear agreement with Iran have emerged. As his administration ...

August 13, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists


Trump’s wall is the wrong priority

Once, August was a tranquil time on Capitol Hill. But that's no longer the case. After months of contentious wrangling over health care, taxes ...

August 13, 2018 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


How to survive your summer vacation

We look forward to it for months. Calendars have been cleared, reservations made, and the anticipation in the house is so high, it vibrates like ...

August 11, 2018 | Will Durst | Columnists


Under Trump, it’s easy to like Ike

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The golf clubs in the laundry room at the rear of Dwight Eisenhower's farmhouse here are perched and ready, as if the ...

August 09, 2018 | John L. Micek | Columnists


Tweet presidentially, Mr. Trump

Trump is still being Trump.

August 09, 2018 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Jamestown is now a very funny place

As thousands of tourists crowded into the center of town in search of hearty laughs, I walked over to Lake View Cemetery for a look ...

August 08, 2018 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Trump is right to end Obama’s fuel economy scheme

Obama's astonishing takeover of the automobile industry was accomplished through a process even more corrupt than his takeover of the health care sector. While ...

August 08, 2018 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Why is election security a partisan issue?

The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is an independent, bipartisan body responsible for key aspects of voter registration, election administration, and technical guidelines for voting systems ...

August 07, 2018 | Graham F. West | Columnists


A Philly man’s detention in Africa should not be ignored

When good people fight for freedom and peace, the rest of us should fight for them.

August 07, 2018 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


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