Donald Trump: billionaire beggar

Donald Trump: billionaire beggar

Shunned by traditional GOP donors with deep pockets, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is banking on small donors to keep his Quixotic campaign afloat. The alleged billionaire who won the primaries in large part because he assured supporters he...
Keep private developers off public land

Keep private developers off public land

Pennsylvanians who love camping, hiking, fishing or simply sitting around a campfire out in the wilder corners of Creation should be alarmed by proposed legislation that would permit  private developers to build resort lodges, marinas and golf courses in some state...
Toomey chooses NRA over USA

Toomey chooses NRA over USA

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Gun Lobby, proved he was firing blanks when he professed support of “reasonable” gun-control legislation in the wake of the terrorist murders in Orlando. On Monday, Mr. Toomey helped defeat legislation that would bar known or...
Love and light in defiance of hate

Love and light in defiance of hate

Many thanks to the Rev. Rebecca Barnes and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for hosting Monday night’s candlelight vigil in remembrance of the victims of the Orlando nightclub terrorist attack. It was an uplifting service that struck all the right chords...
Doherty, others owe answers on double pensions

Doherty, others owe answers on double pensions

When he was sworn in as Scranton‘s chief executive in 2002, former mayor Chris Doherty pledged to serve the interests of citizens. He spent 12 years in office, with results as mixed as the opinions of his supporters and detractors. Whether Mr. Doherty’s...