Three dead; Carly Fiorina plays victim

Three dead; Carly Fiorina plays victim

An Iraq War veteran, a patient escort and a police officer were killed in a terrorist attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Friday. Police say Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is the terrorist. He reportedly said, “No more baby parts” as he murdered...
One-term Tom, part two

One-term Tom, part two

Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pencil Neck, was elected essentially because he was not Tom Corbett, R-Drillers. He may be ousted after a single term by anyone who isn’t him. A political novice, Mr. Wolf has flunked the first test of his leadership skills. He is as much to...
Trump opens front in ‘War on Christmas’

Trump opens front in ‘War on Christmas’

More than two weeks ahead of Thanksgiving, the annual “War on Christmas” is already raging. Starbucks introduced its 2015 “holiday cup” and sparked outrage among some because it is (gasp!) plain red. No graphic representations of evergreen...
Scranton board game no trivial pursuit

Scranton board game no trivial pursuit

My good friend Bernie Maopolski debuts his Trivia Quest Scranton board game from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Mall at Steamtown, with a “Celebrity Tournament” that somehow includes me. Four teams will face off at Library Express on the second floor, with...
An also-ran election

An also-ran election

The headline on today’s story,  Low turnout expected locally on Election Day, applies to most elections around here, but seems especially apt this season. I cannot recall an election with more uninspiring candidates or less buzz. We are electing county...