Greed vs. intimidation

by Ralph Reiland -- A reader from Pittsburgh's Edgewood district had the best and most concise response to my column last week on the unrelenting repression of the Castro regime. "In Cuba," more…

Iron fist over Havana's skyline

by Ralph Reiland -- It started with a knock on the door of his room at Havana's Hotel Nacional while he was taking a nap, says Mike Snow, a little after 8 more…

Where have all the interns gone?

by Ralph Reiland -- It'd be better if I'm wrong, but I don't think we're ever going to see Chandra Levy, the 24-year-old missing Washington intern, coming back for her credit cards more…

Smoking out lawsuits

by Ralph Reiland -- Don't say lawsuits can't be fun. Like the woman in Knoxville who's suing McDonald's because the pickle on her Big Mac was too hot. This "dangerous and defective more…

Bush tax cut: Serfs up!

by Ralph Reiland -- The best way to view the $1.3 trillion Bush tax cut is in light of the road we were going down without a tax cut. Scott Hodge, executive more…

Countering the spin

by Ralph Reiland -- The Los Angeles Times provided a liberal spin on the Bush tax cut with an analysis by syndicated columnist Matthew Miller: "The tax bill was the big battle more…

More 'reefer madness'

by Ralph Reiland -- The best feedback to a recent column I wrote on drugs came from a reader in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Happy that I spotlighted some fatal missteps more…

A cure worse than its disease

by Ralph Reiland -- Twelve years ago, Nobel laureate Milton Friedman wrote an "Open Letter to Bill Bennett" warning about the policies that Bennett and former President Bush were advocating to fight more…

Zero tolerance makes zero sense

by Ralph Reiland -- Raleigh Walker III is a 3rd-grade honor roll student, a smart and creative kid, the kind of kid who finds it easy to get busted in today's panic-stricken more…

Can you fire a naked baker?

by Ralph Reiland -- Pretend for a minute that it's 1960 and you're the manager of a grocery store. At 9:00 a.m., a cashier calls and says she won't be in because more…