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Middle America Is Dying Hard

From the Right / Salena Zito /

WEIRTON, West Virginia -- Most people in this town will tell you they'd rather have taken a physical punch to the gut than get the news they received yesterday when Cleveland-Cliffs Steel announced it was idling its tinplate production plant, a move that directly cost 900 people their jobs.

It isn't just those workers who face catastrophic ...Read more

The Impact of a Tiny Country Church Fish Fry Is Immeasurable

From the Right / Salena Zito /

PROSPERITY, Pennsylvania -- If you make a fish fry dinner, people will come for miles around. They will even cross several state lines to get to your church basement if the fish sandwich is fresh and spilling out of both sides of the bun, the macaroni and cheese is homemade with just enough crisp on top, and the coleslaw is crunchy and tangy. ...Read more

American Hostage Omer Neutra's Family Pleads for Son's Safe Return

From the Right / Salena Zito /

His first name roughly means "first crop," which is what first-born son Omer was for Ronen and Orna Neutra 22 years ago.

The photos his family shares show a young man bursting with life and possibility, broad smiles at the community center where he volunteered after school, pictures with his father attending their beloved New York Knicks ...Read more

Democrats Say Biden's Pause on LNG Is Like 'Throwing a Match in a Bale of Hay'

From the Right / Salena Zito /

A robust chorus of congressional Democrats, business leaders and Republicans, as well as international allies, are calling on President Joe Biden to undo the pause he placed on liquefied natural gas exports. Almost in unison, they say his decision undermines his climate agenda, jeopardizes national security, empowers Russia and Iran, and ...Read more

Trump's Inflection Point Began Where No One Was Looking: East Palestine

From the Right / Salena Zito /

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio -- The sleet and rain were unforgiving here on Feb. 22, 2023, the day former President Donald Trump came to this small Columbiana County village. Despite the weather and concerns about what was in the air or what kind of chemical was lurking in the pools of mud they were walking in, folks by the hundreds lined up along ...Read more

We Can Elect a Third-Party Candidate, but Not the Way You Think

From the Right / Salena Zito /

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania -- A couple of weeks ago, a repairman named James came to my home to run a gauge on my stove to check if it was emitting carbon dioxide, as feared by the gas range company. After polite conversation, the repairman and I started to discuss politics, as one does when you are a reporter curious about how a varied swath of...Read more

TR's Presidential Library Comes to Life in North Dakota

From the Right / Salena Zito /

MEDORA, NORTH DAKOTA -- When you come into the Badlands -- as opposed to the approach to the Rocky Mountains -- the ground dramatically dips. It's here that you can experience the same views that a 24-year-old Theodore Roosevelt found when he arrived in 1883, determined to kill a buffalo and experience the American West, which he understood ...Read more

The Silent Death by a Thousand Cuts in Manufacturing

From the Right / Salena Zito /

WILMERDING, Pennsylvania -- By July of this year, the last man on the job here at the Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation will, in all likelihood, turn around as he reaches the threshold of the same front door hundreds of thousands of workers have passed through since the 1890s. For the last time, he will look out over the 300,000-...Read more

Left to Rot, Bedford Springs Celebrates Regaining Its Former Glory

From the Right / Salena Zito /

BEDFORD, Pa. -- For nearly two decades, every time the alarm rang out from Bedford Fire Department No. 1, people in town would say a little prayer that the call wasn't for the old Bedford Springs Hotel -- a primarily wooden structure built when Thomas Jefferson was president that was sitting abandoned just a mile outside town.

Bedford ...Read more

A New Generation of Catholics Discovers Latin Mass 60 Years After Vatican II

From the Right / Salena Zito /

Growing up in a rural enclave in western Pennsylvania, Gina McNulty regularly attended Catholic Mass with her family each Sunday. But something always felt missing about the experience, McNulty said -- something she could not put her finger on until a few years ago when she and her husband, Steven, began attending a traditional Latin Mass at ...Read more

One Year After Winter Storm Elliot, Our Grid Problem Remains Dire

From the Right / Salena Zito /

Last year on the morning before Christmas, just as much of the country was preparing food for a holiday dinner that night or prepping for the next day as they welcomed family and guests to stay for the holiday weekend, Duke Energy in the Carolinas issued a jarring announcement to their hundreds of thousands of customers that they would begin ...Read more

Fetterman Says if We Want Peace, Israel Needs to Be Able to Destroy Hamas

From the Right / Salena Zito /

PITTSBURGH -- Sen. John Fetterman, D-Penn., has emerged as one of the most reliable supporters of the Jewish community in his hometown, which is located a handful of miles from where the deadliest massacre of Jews happened in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh five years ago. This support is changing how many in the state see him.

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Kilmeade's Book on Booker T. Washington and Teddy Roosevelt Is Excellent

From the Right / Salena Zito /

HOMESTEAD, Pennsylvania -- Fox News host Brian Kilmeade wants you to read 'Teddy and Booker T.: How Two American Icons Blazed a Path for Racial Equality,' not because he wrote it, nor because they are men without flaws, but because of their roles in advancing civil rights for black people in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

And also ...Read more

 

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