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How Small Cities and Towns Can Right Their Ship

From the Right / Salena Zito /

ERIE, Pennsylvania -- Several large pieces of cobalt-blue glass panels bearing "Don't Give Up the Ship" and a bold likeness of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry lay broken at the top of the third-floor stairs of the old Park Place building in the city's main square.

If ever there were a motto that exemplified a place and her people, it would be ...Read more

Our 90-Second Culture

From the Right / Salena Zito /

A lot can happen in 90 seconds.

In 2013, it took the flight attendants on Asiana Airlines Flight 214 only 90 seconds to evacuate nearly 300 people off of a plane that had crashed at San Francisco International Airport -- despite their personal injuries and the flames and smoke in the cabin.

In February 2016, a high school senior named ...Read more

Old-school House Democrats face primary challenges from progressives across the country

From the Right / Salena Zito /

PITTSBURGH -- Jerry Dickinson is the Democrats' perfect House candidate -- and not just on paper. Yes, he's young, accomplished, academic and a charismatic liberal outsider who supports the ideals of the Green New Deal, the impeachment of the president and can self-raise an impressive amount of cash for his candidacy. He is all of those things ...Read more

Repurposing 'America's Hometown'

From the Right / Salena Zito /

OAKDALE, Pennsylvania -- Some towns die hard. This one nearly did.

The Aetna Chemical Corp. plant exploded 101 years ago, leveling most of the town, killing nearly 200 people, maiming hundreds more. Some body parts landed nearly a mile away.

The horrifying news ran across the front page of every newspaper in the country, with reports of ...Read more

The Crackers and Frackers Could Hold the Keys to 2020

From the Right / Salena Zito /

MONACA, Pennsylvania -- All Darrin Kelly wanted for the energy workers in Western Pennsylvania was that the Democratic presidential hopefuls would talk to them before going to war against shale.

That opportunity slipped away last Friday when Elizabeth Warren joined Bernie Sanders in calling for a total fracking ban.

"On my first day as ...Read more

 
 

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