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Christopher J. Kelly, is the Scranton Times-Tribune Columnist. He writes columns on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Thoughts, prayers and cellphone video

Thoughts, prayers and cellphone video

This morning, I watched video of Wednesday's school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. A student made the chilling footage on a cellphone as the carnage unfolded. It was live-streamed on social media, and the victim of a past school...

Release Nunes memo, let Trump, GOP defend it

Release Nunes memo, let Trump, GOP defend it

I rarely agree with U.S. Reps. Lou Barletta and Tom Marino, but anything is possible in the Age of Trump. Both have called for the release of a controversial memo about the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The FBI has urged against the...

Bob Bolus is full of Trump

Bob Bolus is full of Trump

Trump cultists are crowing today about the president's State of the Union address, in which King Donald: A. Proved he can read from a Teleprompter. B, Called for national unity -- as long as you can hold your nose and stop questioning Trump's divine right to rule. ....

Laureen Cummings: censorious snowflake

Laureen Cummings: censorious snowflake

Like most clueless tea-party culture warriors, Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings doesn't like public funding for the arts. Or bicycle lanes, fair property assessments, land banks and other investments in the quality of life. And she really doesn't like...

Stormy weather for Evangelical hypocrites

Stormy weather for Evangelical hypocrites

As if we needed any more evidence that Donald Trump is about as Christ-like as Pontius Pilate, the President of the United States stands accused of having an extramarital affair with a porn star shortly after his wife gave birth to his fifth child in 2006. Right-wing...

Trump’s potty mouth drains his sewer brain

Trump’s potty mouth drains his sewer brain

“I had tears of rage when I heard about this experience in that meeting. And for you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss some of the questions of my colleagues . . . when tens of millions of Americans are hurting right now because they’re worried about...

King spoke truth and died for the country he loved

King spoke truth and died for the country he loved

Each Martin Luther King Day, i post his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech is much more widely cited, but I have always seen his "Letter" -- scribbled on scraps of paper in an Alabama jail cell -- as the quintessential indictment of a...

Malcolm Young’s riffs will live forever

Malcolm Young’s riffs will live forever

My best friend Danny Alexander and I bought AC/DC's "Back in Black" at the Fisher's Big Wheel in the summer of 1980. The sliver of vinyl in the jet-black cover cost $5.99. Over the nearly 40 years since, I've bought new copies of that record in every format. I'm...

Bob Sheridan is no victim

Bob Sheridan is no victim

As expected, some have taken issue with my recent criticism of outgoing Scranton School Board President Bob Sheridan -- particularly my assertion that a high school dropout has no business overseeing a school district with more than 10,000 students and an annual...

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Christopher J. Kelly, is the Scranton Times-Tribune Columnist. He writes columns on Wednesdays and Sundays.

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