Marine veteran needs our help

Marine veteran needs our help

Marine Cpl. Chris Kurtonic served three tours in Iraq and came home with PTSD and a traumatic brain injury. With the help of his beloved service dog, Samee Mae, wife Melissa and family, he has learned to live with his wounds.  But Cpl. Kurtonic and his family...
Kelly Sucks! Sincerely, A. Coward.

Kelly Sucks! Sincerely, A. Coward.

I’ve heard innumerable lame defenses of anonymous comments on newspaper websites, but a few attached to my column this past Sunday stand apart for their pretzel logic and whiny self-martyrdom. The bellyaching confirms that a few of the angriest losers posting at...
The season’s upon us

The season’s upon us

I’ll be taking a break from the blog until next week so me and the missus can get our  Christmas on. Times-Tribune North Pole Bureau Chief Timmy Tinsel is filling in for me on Wednesday, filing his annual Christmas Eve report on Santa’s big trip. The...
Terrie Morgan-Besecker, public servant

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, public servant

Today marks the end of Staff Writer Terrie Morgan-Besecker‘s excellent five-day series on Scranton’s pension disaster. It should be required reading for every city resident, official and employee. Terrie’s series is the definition of public service...
Kathleen Kane may be finished as state AG

Kathleen Kane may be finished as state AG

Months ago, I almost took a job as spokesman for state Attorney General Kathleen Kane. If I had, I would likely be out of a job and unemployable as a journalist by January. I didn’t just dodge a bullet. This is more like an extinction-event asteroid. On Tuesday,...