Lincoln-Jackson gets some overdue attention

Lincoln-Jackson gets some overdue attention

Got a call this morning from a taxpayer living in the shadow of the former Lincoln-Jackson Elementary School in West Scranton. He said Scranton School District maintenance workers arrived at the criminally neglected eyesore at 7 this morning. The caller said the...
Thoughts and prayers

Thoughts and prayers

“Faith without works is dead.” — James 2:14 Today I’m thinking about Jordan and Andre Anchondo and their two-year-old son, Paul. Jordan was 25, Andre, 24. They were killed as they shielded their baby from a spray of bullets in an El Paso...
Unhappy in the present? Join me in the past

Unhappy in the present? Join me in the past

I was off last week and Chrissy and I took a short trip Down Da Jersey Shore. We love the Wildwoods and the Doo-Wop-era motels that hearken back to a time when everything from cars to clothes to crazes was cooler and just about everyone was sure America’s best...
Are Trumpers racist? Trump is banking on it

Are Trumpers racist? Trump is banking on it

Supporting President Trump has always required a stubborn willingness to look the other way, but his latest crimes against American ideals and simple decency put even passive Trumpers at risk for whiplash. After a news cycle in which Congressional Republicans and...
Charl-Mont tax-exempt status half-baked

Charl-Mont tax-exempt status half-baked

The kerfuffle over whether the new Charl-Mont at the Lackawanna County Government Center at the Globe should be tax-exempt is the example du jour of what happens when there are too many commissioners in the kitchen. A resurrected Charl-Mont was the political fever...