The recent Supreme Court decision legalizing sports betting has many states’ officials rubbing their hand in glee, anticipating new sources of tax and licensing revenue. Pennsylvania is second to none, but the windfall probably won’t be quite what the budget writers are hoping.
The Lackawanna County Commissioners, once again apparently having nothing better to do, have decided that including a time capsule in the Globe Store renovation would be a swell idea. Past being prologue, it’s a safe guess that little will have changed by 2118.
Now that he’s managed to land the GOP nod for the 8th District congressional seat currently held by Democrat Matt Cartwright, former Wall Street banker (and current carpetbagger) John Chrin needs to find new digs actually located within said district.
Trump’s conspiracy-minded supporters like to think that their guy has been targeted by the “Deep State,” when in fact his troubles are of his own making.
One interesting take on the success of populist, progressive Democratic candidates like Pennsylvania’s John Fetterman in Tuesday’s primary: establishment party operatives are shaking in their boots. The political logic holds that a rise in the far-left wing of the party won’t play well with independents and moderate (if there are any left) Republicans this November.
Pennsylvania opens its election season having yet to replace outdated voting machines that are especially vulnerable to hacking.
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Given Jean Gatto’s publicly documented history of drug abuse and mental illness — indeed, she’d been declared legally incompetent to care for herself — its worth asking how she came to be chosen to participate as a confidential informant in a drug bust, a decision that ultimately led to her alleged murder.
Given Trump’s trashy treatment of the folks working under him, one has to wonder why Gina Haspel would want the CIA Director’s gig.
The strange tale of Luzerne County state Rep. Tarah Toohil and her protection-from-abuse order against fellow Rep. Nick Miccarelli, of Delaware County, is a glaring example of the House of Representatives’ misogynistic, boy’s-club culture, and illustrates the GOP’s un-seriousness about sexual assault.
Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings has demonstrated a remarkable talent for spouting off about topics of which she clearly has little or no understanding. Her recent rant about medical marijuana was only the latest such example.