Bill Steigerwald, born and raised in Pittsburgh, is a former L.A. Times copy editor and free-lancer who also worked as a docudrama researcher for CBS-TV in Hollywood before becoming a reporter for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and a columnist for The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He recently retired from daily newspaper journalism.
A father of five and a long-time libertarian, Bill Steigerwald once identified himself at the end of a column as "a lapsed Catholic who believes peaceful individuals, markets and society should be as free as possible and governments should be so small, poor and weak that no one interested in money or power would want to enter politics. Bill Steigerwald is against the War on Drugs, the War on Poverty and the War on Iraq. And he tries to stay out of bars and government buildings as much as he can."
Baker Spring, a national security research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, specializes in assessing the threat of ballistic missile strikes from Third-World countries and other U.S. national-security issues.
It's hard to find anyone who likes America's health care system, including John Goodman, president and founder of the National Center for Policy Analysis.
Teresa Heinz Kerry, the Heinz ketchup heiress and Pittsburgh 's most generous left-wing philanthropist, is very hands-on when it comes to deciding who gets a slice of the $140 million in charity that three Heinz Endowments dispense every year.
Despite the incessant hysteria about how mankind's irresponsible use of fossil fuels has put our whole planet in imminent peril, few Americans seem to be sitting up late at night fretting over any global-warming apocalypse.
Cody Willard, 36, has been causing a stir on and off the Fox Business Network, the upstart business channel that’s piped via cable and satellite into about 45 million American homes.
Award-winning network TV reporter Bernard Goldberg first hit pay dirt in the book world with "Bias," his 2001 best-seller exposing how the news we saw was distorted by the liberal bias of the journalists he worked with during his long career with CBS News.
California has apparently turned itself into Pennsylvania.
Ted Sorensen will be paying special attention to Barack Obama's inaugural address on Tuesday.
A national crisis -- the bigger and scarier the better -- always provides a good excuse for a leader to grab more power for himself and his political gang or, in the case of the United States, the federal government.
Barack Obama's inaugural address on Jan. 20 is awaited with great anticipation by his millions of fans in and out of the media.
If anyone can explain the worst flare up of Israeli-Palestinian violence in the Gaza Strip in four decades, it's Aaron David Miller.
The crash of the economy and the rise of Barack Obama were the big stories of the last year, and both were hot topics in interviews with pundits, authors, think tank experts and newsmakers.
Don't hold your breath waiting for economic historian Thomas DiLorenzo to show up as a guest lecturer at your local Republican Party's next Abraham Lincoln birthday gala.
With Christmas bearing down on us, here are six interesting, smart and/or provocative books about geography, war, the New Deal, the environment, Andrew Jackson and Alexander Hamilton that would make good last-minute presents - and help out the print industry.
There's a beautiful thing President-elect Obama could do on his first day in office to prove he's serious about being an instrument of real change.
Bill Sammon has been the deputy managing editor of the Fox News bureau in Washington only since August, but he's no rookie inside the Beltway.
The more you know about Ben Wattenberg, the more you understand why Ronald Reagan called him his favorite Democrat.
Conservative author and radio talk-show host Bill Bennett has been a prominent American political and cultural figure since 1981, when he became President Reagan's chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and later Secretary of Education.
Is the impending collapse of America's Big Three automakers the next "crisis" that must be solved by a massive federal bailout? Most politicians of a certain ideological or geographic bent think so.
We know you and your cronies from the hard-left side of Chicago are already working on where you'll find the money to pay for that generous to-do list of neo-New Deal stuff you’ve been promising your adoring fans for the last two years.