The Trouble With O’Malley

The Trouble With O’Malley

It was bracing to see Lackawanna County Commissioners Jim Wansacz and Pat “Cheese” O’Malley, D-R-D, spot an easy political issue and act decisively to exploit it. The commissioners said they want Paul Sorvino to turn over a copy of “The Trouble...

There’s a difference?

— According to an ill-considered (and now deleted) Facebook posting and accompanying press release, state Rep. Frank Farina doesn’t see the difference between a “vote” and a “bribe.” Given the political culture in which he and many...

Marking Appomattox Day

150 years ago today  in Appomattox Court House, Va. General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant thus ending the Civil War. In Scranton in 1915, the 50th anniversary of the surrendered was marked with a patriotic ceremony at Memorial Hall. Over 200...