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...
Courtright was a cheap date

Courtright was a cheap date

One of the most shocking elements of the Bill Courtright corruption scandal is how cheaply the ex-mayor and admitted felon could be bought. As Times-Tribune Staff Writer Jim Lockwood reports today,Northeast Revenue Service, the firm contracted to collect delinquent...
Landfill review blurs big picture

Landfill review blurs big picture

The state Department of Environmental Protection’s “environmental assessment” of the proposed 40-plus-year expansion of Keystone Sanitary Landfill is a classic example of The Big Picture being blurred by excessive focus. In a letter released Monday,...
All the Karate Instructor’s Men

All the Karate Instructor’s Men

Since the FBI raided his home and City Hall in January, Bill Courtright has been a Dead Mayor Walking, not running much of anything other than a losing race with reality. Courtright resigned Monday and this morning pleaded guilty to three felony counts of criminal...
Trump is Kim’s Yankee Doodle Dotard

Trump is Kim’s Yankee Doodle Dotard

“He wrote me beautiful letters and we fell in love.” — President Trump mooning about his latest man-crush, North Korean dictator and “wonderful person” Kim Jong Un. “GROANS AND SPINNING” — Almost 40,000 Americans killed...