NSA overreach: Its latest spying recalls the days of J. Edgar Hoover

Before President Jimmy Carter enacted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in 1978, the executive branch had claimed for 40 years an

Mixed signals: Amid conflicting messages, the economy sputters

Job creation is probably first among the measures Americans use to assess the state of the economy.

Lost and scanned: Police get the high-tech tools to identify pets

Microchips embedded under the skin of pets can be scanned to retrieve information to reunite animals with their owners.

 President Barack Obama.

Border crisis: Obama’s request to Congress can’t be dismissed

Illegal immigrants have long crossed the Mexican border, but never like this. By the thousands, children arrive unaccompanied by parents.

 Cleveland will host the 2016 GOP National Convention.

Lost opportunity: Cleveland wins the GOP, while Pittsburgh sits it out

Cleveland put together an enticing package and was selected Tuesday as the site for the Republican national convention in June 2016.



David Shribman

David M. Shribman / Times are tough, as usual

American history is full of hard times, and Americans who have persevered.


Sally Kalson

Health care sabotage 101

The GOP, not a botched website, is the real obstacle.


Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly / Regulations for the rich

Crony capitalism infects Washington, especially Democrats.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: High court gets it right on religious liberty

Contraception case showed Supreme Court can prize religious freedom, and more chances will come to show it.


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