Presidential priorities

Presidential priorities

When certain scenarios predict that potentially 100,000 to 240,000 Americans could die as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, one has to wonder about the priorities — nay, the mental state — of a president who brags about his “press conferences”...
It’s hero time

It’s hero time

During a mad-dash, early-morning run last weekend through Clarks Summit’s Weis grocery store, I came to appreciate the work being done by the clerks and shelf-stockers there. One young fellow who looked and sounded seriously sleep-deprived cheerfully helped...
Hacking democracy

Hacking democracy

Hampered by pandemic-driven social distancing and self-quarantining, both the Scranton City Council and School Board turned to the Internet and meeting app Zoom to arrange legal, open-to-the-public forums. Problems quickly arose though when unidentified hackers and...
Easter Bunny economics

Easter Bunny economics

Donald Trump thinks the coronavirus-stalled U.S. economy will be ready to restart by Easter. Wiser heads are calling that wishful — and even dangerous — thinking.
New Yorker state of mind

New Yorker state of mind

The COVID-19 pandemic is being felt everywhere, even in the bucolic reaches of northeastern Pennsylvania. Residents there are openly fearful of the disease being imported by New Yorkers and New Jerseyans seeking refuge in their second homes.