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Mike Rowe Is on a Mission to Reverse the 'Unspeakable Stupidity' of Devaluing Work

From the Right / Salena Zito /

A few months ago, Mike Rowe stumbled upon a 2011 video of himself speaking in front of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee during the Obama administration about the mindset of government toward skilled trades. His argument was that skilled trades were the key to saving our economy, not those jobs that require a four-year...Read more

Stories That Inspire Always Begin With an Everyman Never Giving Up

From the Right / Salena Zito /

This past Saturday, Michael Block, golf's 46-year-old everyman, was playing shoulder-to-shoulder with the world's top players at the PGA Championship in New York state. Against all odds, he was holding his own so well that by Sunday, he was paired with arguably the greatest golfer of his generation, Rory McIlroy, a four-time major champion.

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Nine Line's Tyler Merritt Calls Foul Over CCP Slave Labor Fabric in the Apparel Business

From the Right / Salena Zito /

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- Tyler Merritt has questions.

Ten years ago, the 39-year-old West Point graduate launched his apparel company, Nine Line, out of his garage. Named after the military code word for getting wounded soldiers off the battlefield, the company now runs the booming business out of a 60,000-square-foot facility here in Georgia.

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The Great Underestimation of DeSantis Starts to Unravel

From the Right / Salena Zito /

This past weekend, Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., reminded voters, and a skeptical press that have spent an inordinate amount of time writing his political obituary before he even launched his candidacy, that he not only possesses the promise and nimbleness needed to be a candidate for president but that he also has the staff and network needed to...Read more

The Restorative Power of Never Giving Up

From the Right / Salena Zito /

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania -- When Drew Maggi stepped into the batter's box in the eighth inning as a pinch hitter, fans at PNC Park knew they were about to witness something extraordinary. Maggi, a 33-year-old infielder who had played over 1,100 games for over 13 seasons in the minor leagues, was about to take his first pitch in the Majors ...Read more

'Salt of the Earth' -- The Stories That Make America

From the Right / Salena Zito /

OXFORD, Pennsylvania -- Despite the wealth of information at our fingertips in the information age, there is a glaring emptiness that plagues us in our storytelling.

We remove nuance and replace it with sensationalism. We shun original stories because they stray too far from the pack. In the process, we miss the beauty, pain and magic, the ...Read more

How Many Deaths Will It Take Before Biden Forcefully Addresses the Fentanyl Crisis?

From the Right / Salena Zito /

PENN HILLS, Pennsylvania -- When the Penn Hills police and paramedics arrived at the modest suburban Pittsburgh home in the 8100 block of Chaske Street on Jan. 14, they found the father of 7-month-old Zhuri Bogle desperately performing CPR on his infant daughter. It was 6:44 a.m., and with the exception of a few flurries swirling in the brisk ...Read more

Stories of Dignity and Grace Are Everywhere; We Need to Tell Them More

From the Right / Salena Zito /

BEDFORD, Pennsylvania -- From across the curved chestnut bar in the sprawling lobby of the Bedford Springs Hotel in this central Pennsylvania town, it was hard not to be drawn into the conversation between Christopher Ege, JoAnn Harrison and her husband, Dan. Given their animation and laughter, one might have assumed all three had known each ...Read more

DeSantis Wins Over Pennsylvania Grassroots Activists and Leaves No Doubt He's Running

From the Right / Salena Zito /

CAMP HILL, Pennsylvania -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., left little doubt during his speech Saturday to Keystone State conservatives gathered for the annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference: He is running for the Republican nomination for president. Nothing and no one will get in his way of doing that.

"We have a responsibility to preserve ...Read more

A Lincoln Highway Icon Dies

From the Right / Salena Zito /

BEDFORD, Pennsylvania -- Two weeks ago, Jack Dunkle was sitting with his best friend, Bob Barnes, at his auto parts store along U.S. 30. Barnes was telling a story to his friend of over 40 years. Dunkle looked pale, but he waved Barnes off when asked if he needed anything.

"A little bit later, as Jack started to leave, he turned and paused ...Read more

Wisconsin Is the Most Important Race in the Country in 2023

From the Right / Salena Zito /

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus tweeted seemingly out of nowhere last week about the Wisconsin State Supreme Court race coming up next month. In her breezy post, she listed fair maps, abortion rights and control of Congress as the key reasons to get involved. For added measure, she embedded a cheerful video of herself in the tweet encouraging people...Read more

In Pennsylvania, the Ice Beneath Donald Trump Is Cracking

From the Right / Salena Zito /

PITTSBURGH -- In 2016, then-Reps. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., and Tom Marino, R-Pa., became the first sitting members of Congress to endorse then-candidate Donald Trump for president. Their colleagues in Washington gave them the side-eye. Barletta told me at the time that when that didn't work, their colleagues tried to talk them out of it.

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