Scranton stuck in reverse; Lockwood in overdrive

The city has filed an appeal of a court ruling striking down a commuter tax, good news for the small army of lawyers racking up billable hours defending the indefensible. It is bad news for Scranton taxpayers, who can’t afford to fix the City Hall elevator but...

Ben Franklin, Ebola and Liberty vs. Safety

When he wrote, “Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety deserve neither Liberty nor Safety,” Ben Franklin wasn’t watching CNN. The threat on most colonists’ minds was British tyranny, not an invading...

Morning Blend 10/27/14

Tom Corbett, R-Drillers, for governor (just kidding) It’s endorsement time, when Pat McKenna masterfully distills the thoughts of the Times-Tribune editorial board and the facts about the candidates in a series of editorials to run all this week. Today, he...

Morning Blend 10/23/14

Lots of writing to do today — Sunday column and a eulogy for John Murphy. Funeral is tomorrow. We could all use a laugh right now, so watch this and smile, OK?

Morning Blend 10/21/14

Frein seen? Eric Frein is back on the front page. A local law enforcement officer reported a possible sighting of the accused cop killer near the Swiftwater Post office on Monday. The post office is under a half-mile from Pocono Mountain East High School, where law...