Lackawanna County is angling for a reduced group rate on city parking fees for county employees. Great idea! Where do the rest of us sign up?
Former Scranton Bishop James Timlin’s appearance at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has made life even tougher for the embattled Scranton Diocese. Despite damning allegations made by a Pennsylvania investigative grand jury regarding decades of coverups of pedophile priests — as well as being asked specifically by Scranton Bishop Joseph Bambera to stay away from the conference — Timlin’s presence suggests the church and diocese aren’t entirely serious about addressing the scandal.
NEPA said goodbye yesterday to longtime federal judge and political force Richard Conaboy.
Of the 75 Republican candidates that Trump endorsed in the 2018 midterm elections, only 21 — or 28 percent — have so far gone on to win. His percentage locally (8th Congressional District) and statewide (governor and senate) was exactly zero. Trump’s long treated Pennsylvania as a political prize, having won the state in his unlikely 2016 presidential victory. Tuesday’s results strongly suggest that’s not the case anymore.
Election night cartooning can be a tricky matter. The situation typically is fluid as returns filter in and leads grow and then shrink.
But not in all cases. The re-elections of Sen. Bob Casey and Gov. Tom Wolf were as close to a sure thing as one finds in politics.
The GOP’s reliance on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as a fear-inducing boogeywoman of the “radical left” became actually comic as the election year wore on. Her name was sneeringly invoked in endless ads by Republican House candidates both here in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, as if the mere mention of the former first female Speaker of the House’s name would be enough to carry the day.
Welp, that day has come. It’s time to vote. And despite what the GOP would have you believe, Nancy Pelosi’s name won’t be on your ballot.
An illustration for Chris Kelly’s column in Sunday’s edition.