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Memo to Democrats: Be careful of what you wish for

By REG HENRY Pittsburgh Post-Gazette What is that noise? No, not the pitiful wailing coming from all parts of Pittsburgh now that the Steelers have lost three games in a row. Could…

When in doubt, call a conference

Statistically, our schools are safe. Students are safer there than anywhere else, including their homes. Nonetheless, the sporadic spasms of violence -- shootings in four states in the past two weeks…

Mixed signals

A curious confluence of contradictory signs is cropping up about young Americans' changing relationship with Christ. To sort things out, do we need a sign from God? Some experts claim that…

FBI investigating Specter aide for favoritism scheme

Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter has acknowledged the FBI is looking into allegations that one of his aides illegally helped her lobbyist husband get federal dollars for his clients. The Republican lawmaker…

Illinois Democratic fundraiser nailed for fraud, extortion

A prominent fund-raiser for Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been charged with fraud and attempted extortion, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Antoin Rezko, 51, a real estate developer and restaurant owner…

Army admits troops will stay in Iraq for four more years

For planning purposes, the Army is gearing up to keep current troop levels in Iraq for another four years, a new indication that conditions there are too unstable to foresee…

ATF director ordered staff to help with son’s homework

The man who recently departed as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ordered his staff to help with his nephew's high school homework, wasting the agency's…

A bigger, better, more diverse Hispanic Community

Pew Hispanic Center director Robert Suro compared current Latino demographic trends to his teenage son. It is growing in many directions and "getting bigger and getting different at the same…

Sen. Harry Reid made cool million in shady land deal

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn't personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show. In…

Abandon hope all ye who enter the voting booth

That stench that makes you want to puke is coming out of a political sewer called Washington - a place littered with the rotting corpses of American idealism and drowning…