Goodbye, Jay

Goodbye, Jay

Working on a Wednesday column about Jay Daniels, who died Sunday. He was one half of Daniels & Webster, the Rock 107  morning dynamic duo who dominated drive-time radio in Northeast Pennsylvania for 25 years. Jay’s birth name was Jeffrey Longaven, but I...
America the Fabulous!

America the Fabulous!

Today’s Supreme Court ruling affirming marriage as a constitutional right that cannot be abridged based on gender is cause for celebration for any American who truly believes in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It took a while to craft that sentence,...
Question Doherty, others under oath

Question Doherty, others under oath

The results of Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s probe into how a group of retired city employees were awarded double pensions raised more questions than answers. Those questions must be asked of former Mayor Chris Doherty, members of city council at the time...
Pension letter was junk mail

Pension letter was junk mail

In her continuing clinic on public service journalism, Times-Tribune Staff Writer Terrie Morgan-Besecker reports today that former Mayor Chris Doherty‘s bizarre 2003 early retirement incentive for clerical union employees was rubber-stamped by a city council...
Pope too Christ-like for ‘Christian’ right

Pope too Christ-like for ‘Christian’ right

Pope Francis is at it again, applying the Gospels to today’s sin-soaked world as if he’s some kind of expert. The pope’s new encyclical on the moral and material impacts of climate change and income inequality is ruffling the self-righteous feathers...