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Put up or shut up

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 21:00:04 EST

(image) President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listen to statements before a luncheon with U.S., Korean and Japanese leaders at the Palace Hotel during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York City last month. Trump's feud with top diplomat Tillerson burst back into the open last week, with the president suggesting he and the secretary compare IQ scores." src = "$M$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsyCY1cu$hEAstu6gbiXqq2WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
There was the guy in the old neighborhood bar who became known to the regulars as a teller of tall tales. According to him, he ...(image)

Don’t bank on Gov. Wolf’s PLCB loan

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:00:03 EST

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Have your trips to the state store been leaving your wallet a little lighter? That’s because the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board recently raised prices on ...(image)

Tax reform needed for growth

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:00:04 EST

(image) In this Oct. 11, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform during an event at Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown, Pa. Trump's tax-overhaul package is getting resistance from an unusual alliance of interests opposed to his plans to scrap the federal deduction for state and local taxes. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvS5Ws1GBkipWd3OuJ_HlYXWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The Trump tax plan is under investigation and, some keen analysts are finding, could do more to revitalize the economy, lift up the poor and ...(image)

Road milling due

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:00:04 EST

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Kiski Township supervisors say Glorietta Hill Road will remain closed until a segment can be milled. This, after two township firefighters were injured when their ...(image)

Clean Power Plan’s demise: Innovation, competition clear the air

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:00:04 EST

(image) A truck makes it way past the coal powered Conemaugh Generating Station, in New Florence, on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. The EPA is currently moving to begin dismantling the Clean Power Plan rule, that made it harder for coal fired power plants to continue their operation. (Trib photo)" src = "$HLReOQac$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtBAFu5rm3qTK3$FQUJWydBWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
With technological advances and market forces drowning out the hubbub prompted by both the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan and the Trump administration’s decision to ...(image)

Ban fracking to protect water

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:00:06 EST

Recently I’ve been saddened that we are shortsighted and still allow industry to contaminate our life-sustaining natural resources. But I was encouraged when Gov. Tom ...(image)

Read Equifax’s fine print

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:00:05 EST

According to comment heard on radio newscasts, Equifax’s new head is offering aggrieved millions a wonderful “freebie,” lifetime credit monitoring, at no charge. Sounds great, ...(image)

Why spend on Route 30?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:00:05 EST

PennDOT just came out with a proposal to spend $100 million to expand 5.5 miles of Route 30 in the Irwin area ( “Widening of ...(image)

Greensburg’s ‘market’ shares

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:00:04 EST

The opening of Strive Health, a new, for-profit substance-abuse clinic in Greensburg, underscores what’s becoming increasingly obvious: The grim extent of Westmoreland County’s drug problem ...(image)

Coping with grief through music & drumming

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:00:01 EST

The loss of a loved one can be one of life’s most stressful experiences. When it happens, learning to cope is essential to be able ...(image)

Moral compasses lost

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:39:51 EST

(image) This undated file picture shows German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler and his mistress Eva Braun while dining. Cold War academic leftists didn't direct the same sort of criticism at communist leaders that they did at Hitler, according to columnist Walter Williams. (AP Photo | US Army Signal Corps from Eva Braun's album, File)" src = "$JM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuJb6T2KZNEfzdSjcK0tkpOWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
As George Orwell said, “Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.” Many stupid ideas originate with academics on college campuses. If they ...(image)

Catalonia? ‘Calexit’? Let ’em go!

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:36:52 EST

(image) Pro-independence supporters take part in a rally in Barcelona, Spain, on Oct. 10. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont said during his speech in the parliament that the region remained committed to independence but it should follow dialogue with the national government in Madrid. (AP Photo | Felipe Dana)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvQnKY7bGPXXICYX8Tykm9rWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The United States was born when the Founders seceded from England. So why do so many people now see secession as a terrible thing? Recently, ...(image)

Tom Purcell is off today

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:36:51 EST

Tom Purcell is off this Sunday. Look for his column to return to TribLIVE next Sunday, Oct. 22. ...(image)

Congress, work with Trump

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:15:57 EST

During the 2016 presidential campaign, I had the great privilege of working on the front lines for President Trump’s campaign in Pennsylvania. I came to ...(image)

Forced union fees: Fairness where it’s due

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:15:57 EST

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In what portends to be one of the most important labor-law cases in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments over ...(image)

U.N. Watch: Squandered U.S. aid

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:15:57 EST

(image) A Yazidi released by ISIS in April 2015 cries for her other family members upon her arrival in Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuVWWSBDTPYgQiQlmdH7OjiWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Relief efforts funded by millions of U.S. dollars pumped through the United Nations Development Program to help Christians and Yazidis in northern Iraq are, at ...(image)

Vote to ‘Save our Library’

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:15:56 EST

What is a public library? A local library like the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library is maintained for public use and needs to be supported in ...(image)

Individual health plan crisis real

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:15:56 EST

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A few weeks ago, my husband and I received our fourth cancellation notice in four years for our private, individual health insurance coverage. Our first, ...(image)

Why pols hate tax cuts

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:15:56 EST

Most pols in Washington do not want tax cuts because it gives them less dollars to hand out to buy votes for re-election. Clem Zahrobsky ...(image)

Kaepernick’s economics

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:15:55 EST

(image) Eric Hamilton of New York joins others gathered in support of unsigned NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in front of NFL headquarters in New York." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtN31VM8rQRD9lMe7Byo_ZoWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The fluctuating costs of activist quarterback Colin Kaepernick to the San Francisco 49ers and the NFL were never inexpensive. Those costs started with the seven-year, ...(image)