Goodbye, ‘Harvard Barbie’

Goodbye, ‘Harvard Barbie’

On deadline for the Sunday column, so I’ll be uncharacteristically brief… It has been brought to my attention that some readers are offended by my use of “Harvard Barbie” as a nickname for independent Scranton mayoral candidate Paige Cognetti....
The Democratic Machine vs. Cognetti

The Democratic Machine vs. Cognetti

In a stunning but characteristic act of cowardice and cynicism, the Democratic Party Machine redefined the Scranton mayoral contest that ends Nov. 5. The race to replace Bill Courtright is now a struggle between the stale status quo and fresh ideas, perennial insiders...
Scranton mayoral contest is a sack race

Scranton mayoral contest is a sack race

Today is the deadline for candidates to file for the Nov. 5 special election for the next mayor of Scranton. The eventual winner will complete the second term of convicted felon Bill Courtright, which runs through 2021. Times-Tribune politics reporter and Roderick...
A Sharpie Portrait of Dorian Trump

A Sharpie Portrait of Dorian Trump

In yet another perfect storm of incompetence, dishonesty and juvenile insecurity, President Trump used a doctored National Hurricane Center map to “prove” he was right about yet another issue he got totally wrong. After canceling a state trip to Poland so...
Obama’s tan suit turns Trump green

Obama’s tan suit turns Trump green

Five years ago today, President Obama put on a tan suit and broke the internet. Twitter exploded with tweets about Obama’s “radical break” with the traditional presidential style of white shirt, dark suit and Caucasian complexion. Democrats went gaga...