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Coal Workers Union Doesn't Always Represent Coal Worker Values

From the Right / Salena Zito /

GRAYSVILLE, Pennsylvania -- When coal mine employee John Morecraft heard last Monday that United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts approved of President Joe Biden's plan to move the nation's energy industry away from fossil fuels, Morecraft said he anticipated the news would be misconstrued.

"I knew the story would come across as ...Read more

Trump Didn't Form a Populist Coalition; He Was the Result of One

From the Right / Salena Zito /

PITTSBURGH -- They're still there, planted in front of stately homes in wealthy suburban neighborhoods, on flagpoles in middle-class communities and along the front stoops of inner-city row houses.

Whether they say "Trump 2020" or simply "Trump," there are plenty of people who have left their sentiments planted on their own personal hill.

It ...Read more

The Day Lake Conemaugh Destroyed Johnstown

From the Right / Salena Zito /

SOUTH FORK, Pennsylvania -- One hundred and thirty-two years later, the truth of what happened here in May 1889 is still difficult to put into words.

Standing on the very soil where Col. Elias Unger, the last president of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, had his home overlooking Lake Conemaugh, you can see from the distance where the ...Read more

Homeless but Dying With Dignity

From the Right / Salena Zito /

CUMBERLAND, Maryland -- Had it not been for the kindness of strangers, Henry McCain would have died the way he led much of his adult life: cold, alone and without a blanket to cover his feet at night.

Instead, McCain left this world not as a nameless drifter but as a man with dignity, a sense of belonging and a last sip of his beloved, ice-cold...Read more

Chris Frye Is Helping Stage New Castle's Comeback

From the Right / Salena Zito /

NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania -- For over 100 years, the sprawling Shenango China plant warmly greeted just about every person who entered this Lawrence County city. Its 30 acres of multipane windows reflected off the Shenango River when they entered the city.

It was one of the largest dinnerware manufacturers in the country. China made here was ...Read more

Ignoring Even One Shattered Norm Endangers the Civilian-Military Relationship

From the Right / Salena Zito /

It took New York City 10 long years for them to welcome home Vietnam War veterans officially, gratitude they were denied in 1975 primarily because of the deep fracture in trust between civilians and the U.S. military during and after that war.

The ticker tape parade held in 1985 had over 1 million people turn out for the emotional event. At the...Read more

The Culture Curators Want To Think For You

From the Right / Salena Zito /

Sandor Mecs was a child when his family lived in the town of Szentendre, Hungary. Today, it is a picturesque town 20 miles north of Budapest that is lined with winding cobblestone streets, colorful centuries-old homes, cottages and churches. It is a tourism center with its flourishing museums, charm and proximity to the capital.

While the ...Read more

Nothing Says 'America Is Back' Like Taking Someone's Job Away

From the Right / Salena Zito /

Marty Jorgensen likes to fish for walleye, hunt for elk and deer, and give a pheasant a good chase every once in a while. He doesn't just dabble in the great outdoors; he is the great outdoors.

The 61-year-old Havre, Montana, native who grew up on a farming ranch said he cannot do any of those things if the land he cherishes is scarred by ...Read more

As an Industry Faces Destruction, It Grows a Voting Coalition

From the Right / Salena Zito /

FRIEDENS, Pennsylvania -- Imagine if you had a job. A good job, one that required skill and critical thinking and had a broad impact in the community where you lived. A job you didn't just show up to do. It was a job you were good at, and because of it, you were able to provide a roof over your family's head, put your children through college or...Read more

These Girls Are Hurt by Transgender Competition

From the Right / Salena Zito /

Alanna Smith's dedication to her sport is profound. Just listening to the elite high school track star explain her training schedule is exhausting. Yet no matter how hard she trains, if she has to compete against biological males, she stands no chance of winning.

"There is simply a biological advantage that males have over females," explained ...Read more

Homeless but Dying With Dignity

From the Right / Salena Zito /

CUMBERLAND, Maryland -- Had it not been for the kindness of strangers, Henry McCain would have died the way he led much of his adult life: cold, alone and without a blanket to cover his feet at night.

Instead, McCain left this world not a nameless drifter but with dignity, a sense of belonging and a last sip of his beloved ice-cold Coca-Cola.

...Read more

The kids aren't all right

From the Right / Salena Zito /

PITTSBURGH -- One year ago, Lena Carson was pulling straight A's at the city's Creative and Performing Arts Magnet school, located across the river from her parents' home. She also swam at the local YMCA every day in preparation for the annual state competition and enjoyed the everyday social life of a teenager.

Today, she is sitting at home. ...Read more

 

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