Baby bomber

Our failure to detect and stop a 23-year-old Nigerian national from trying to blow up his underwear aboard a Northwest Air flight into Detroit doesn’t constitute a full-blown national emergency, as much as Obama’s critics might wish. It is, however, a...

Well-trained

The Pennsylvania state senators who compose that body’s ethics oversight committee seem singularly uninterested in probing the particulars behind a pair of  complaints filed against Sen. Bob Mellow, D-Lackawanna County. After months of taking no action, the...

The Vote before Christmas

The health care reform bill forced through this morning by Senate Democrats is an ungainly mess of compromises, giveaways, pork, earmarks and expanded government deficit spending. Naturally, therefore, it’s being hailed as “a...

Reputation on the line

The Great Luzerne County Corruption Roundup bagged its most high-profile culprit this past week when Greg Skrepenak resigned his county commission seat after agreeing to plead guilty to federal bribery charges. A former local high-school football star who went on to...