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Bishop Zubik wisely invokes example of area’ 1st priest
As we watch the region’s oldest and most respected religious institution, the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, stuggle with steadily declining numbers, it’s helpful to be reminded that the diocese began with one priest.
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Financially, Pennsylvania is failing college students
Could Pennsylvania’s struggle with public education get worse? The answer seems obvious: probably not.
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Release the 28 pages
One may consider that our Republic is predicated on the “choral principle.”
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They’re for him now
If it weren’t so sad it would be amusing to watch politicians falling all over each other to declare their support for Donald Trump to become president of the United States.
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Death of the store? Not buying it
If we say, “Let’s do some shopping,” do you grab your car keys ... or your smartphone? Judged by the numbers, your new favorite mall may be the couch.
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Novelist challenges Iraqi politicians
A prominent Arab intellectual has written an important book in English and in Arabic that asks his countrymen to confront a critical question: Who is really responsible for Iraq’s desperate plight?
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Rich Lowry
Trump, Sanders dancing the 2-step
The upshot of the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump phenomena is that both parties are moving to the left.
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Robert Samuelson
A lesson from the online lending scare
WASHINGTON — Could online lending cause the next financial crisis? While the odds seem overwhelmingly against it, the recent turmoil at LendingClub — a leading online lender — makes it hard not to ask the question.
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A budget for all to see
With the media focused so heavily on the presidential election, perhaps it’s not surprising that few are paying attention as Congress takes up its annual spending bills. Besides, President Barack Obama has said for years that our budget deficit is lessening, so we shouldn’t worry about it anymore, right?
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