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Pa. focus group shows why Trump remains competitive, says Carl P. Leubsdorf

Voters like Chris Coughenour, a Pittsburgh-area truck driver, may represent presidential candidate Donald Trump's biggest challenge. Those like Cherie Spena, a hair stylist, and Brian Easter, a limo driver, are his best hope.

FAA diverts controller training at worst time, says Jay Ambrose

The Federal Aviation Administration does something excellent and then it turns on itself and against responsibility, honesty, fairness, passenger service ... maybe even away from safety in the air.

U.S. Muslims are terrorism's collateral victims, says Albert Hunt

Americans are still grieving the tragic murder of 49 people in a gay night club in Orlando, Florida. The deranged assassin was a Muslim.

Britain's welcome revival of nationhood, by George Will

The Leave campaign won the referendum on withdrawing Britain from the European Union because the arguments on which the Remain side relied made Leave's case. The Remain campaign began with a sham, was monomaniacal with its Project Fear, and ended in governmental thuggishness.

The sex and alcohol problem on campus, by Cynthia M. Allen

Some things are black and white.

Coal isn't dying because there's a war on it, says Barry Ritholtz

I read a report from the American Action Forum that says that just five year ago, the market value of the four biggest coal companies was more than $35 billion. Since then, that has plunged 99 percent and some of the biggest producers have filed for bankruptcy.

The media have figured out how to handle Trump, says Doyle McManus

Donald Trump's free ride on your television screen is coming to an end. In the Republican primary campaign, Trump profited from his undeniable entertainment value, grabbing hours of TV time with speeches, news conferences and interviews. To be honest, it was hard not to watch.

Imperiousness is the Achilles' heel of Queen Hillary, says Dan K. Thomasson

If one has to explain in a word why Hillary Clinton has made decisions that have undercut her image and left her vulnerable to questions about her ethics and at times even her honesty, it is "imperiousness."

Action, not just report, needed to protect Barnegat Bay, says Jeff Tittel

The Barnegat Bay Partnership report that just came out is another alarm bell going off of the failure of the Christie Administration to take action on Barnegat Bay. The bay is enjoyed by thousands of people for recreation and tourism. It is one of the most endangered bays in the nation because it has experienced decades of non-point source pollution. However, what the report did not mention is what really needs to be done to protect the bay and clean it up.

New overtime rules will slow sluggish U.S. economy, says Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Before the advent of modern medicine, a patient who complained of feeling "run down" was a difficult case for physicians.

Employers must stop overworking, underpaying workers, says Dan Kusler

This is pretty simple. The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, among many other significant and now standard worker protections, laid out the rules for overtime pay.

'Fix' the U.S. political system at your own risk, says Albert Hunt

It's rare that President Barack Obama and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus agree. In recent weeks, they both have said that the presidential nominating process is not rigged.

Pop music's creative reality versus copyright law, by Fred Goodman

A fellow writer recently told me that when he began his career, he was always hunting for a scoop, a story no one else had. Now, with a couple decades experience, he does the opposite. "I look for a story that's already been done 10 times," he said, "with the aim of making the 11th the one everyone would rather read."

Trump is sacrificing electability for authenticity, says Charles Krauthammer

When in his 1964 GOP acceptance speech Barry Goldwater declared that "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice," a reporter sitting near journalist and historian Theodore White famously exclaimed: "My God, he's going to run as Barry Goldwater!"

After Orlando, more genuine policy dialogue is needed, says Mary Sanchez

Omar Mateen may have committed the worst gun mass murder in U.S. history, but his terrorist act will change little in America.

Political distractions abound in the wake of Orlando shooting, says Jonah Goldberg

What a dumb time to be alive.

Graduates can earn success and happiness, or float in sea of luck, says George Will

Mitch Daniels, former governor of Indiana and current president of Purdue University, knows that no one in the audience is there to hear a commencement speaker. When, however, he addressed his institution's class of 2016, it heard him distill into a few paragraphs a stance toward life that illuminates this political season.

After Orlando, Obama continues to be in denial about terrorism, says Marc Thiessen

After the Islamic State began releasing videos of American citizens being beheaded, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett reportedly told President Obama that Americans were worried that they would soon bring this violence here to the United States. Obama was unfazed.

Trump's political and ideological conspiracies in conflict, says Jesse Walker

On Monday morning, Donald Trump hinted that President Obama may have welcomed the slaughter of 49 clubgoers in Orlando, Fla. "He doesn't get it, or he gets it better than anybody understands," the presidential candidate said on Fox. "It's one or the other." He repeated the sentiment later in the segment, declaring that Obama "is not tough, not smart - or he's got something else in mind."

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