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

Trump is a cheap, dumb thug, and other old news

Trump is a cheap, dumb thug, and other old news

Today, the world witnessed in real time the President of the United States committing a crime. Marie Yovanovitch, the former United States ambassador to Ukraine, was already a sympathetic witness as she testified Friday before the House Intelligence Committee about a...

Trump learns how deep the ‘Deep State’ runs

Trump learns how deep the ‘Deep State’ runs

This morning, William B. Taylor Jr., acting ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, began a parade of professionals called to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on national TV. The...

The Other Big Race on Tuesday

The Other Big Race on Tuesday

I've been so focused on the Scranton mayoral race, I almost forgot we are electing two -- and maybe three -- (I screwed up the basic math in the original post) new Lackawanna County commissioners on Tuesday. Like the Scranton School Board race, voters did the heavy...

Brian Craig was necessary

Brian Craig was necessary

"Attention must be paid." -- from Death of a Salesman (1949) I didn't know Brian Craig well, but that wasn't necessary to know how necessary he was to those who knew him best. I met him a few years ago and instantly liked him, as most people did. He was kind and funny...

Gas card scandal shows value of local newspaper

Gas card scandal shows value of local newspaper

Scranton City Council and Mayor Until January Wayne Evans are at a crossroads and running on fumes. What little credibility either has left in the tank depends on whether they move forward or keep idling until the last of it evaporates. An investigation into the use...

Hard time on easement bills

Hard time on easement bills

If there's anything more boring than poring over legal bills associated with the $195 million sale of the Scranton Sewer Authority system, I'd rather be doing that. Math has never been my friend. In my Sunday column, I raised an obvious question: How could a small...

Trump stars in revenge porn massacre

Trump stars in revenge porn massacre

Just watched the video of President Trump shooting, stabbing and bludgeoning "enemies of the people" in the "Church of Fake News." The White House claims Trump hasn't seen the ultra-violent clip and doesn't condone it. That's like saying Rudy Giuliani doesn't know any...

‘Stable genius’ betrays Kurds, shames America

‘Stable genius’ betrays Kurds, shames America

President Donald J. Trump routinely shows zero loyalty to anything or anyone he can't use, bully or profit from, but today his epic Narcissism and intellectual impotence are getting people killed. Trump's snap decision to betray our Kurdish allies in Syria will stain...

Ain’t No Grave can Hold my Body down

Ain’t No Grave can Hold my Body down

"Well, look way down the river, what do you think I see? I see a band of angels and they're coming after me Ain't no grave can hold my body down There ain't no grave can hold my body down." -- Johnny Cash This blog was not composed on a Ouija board. I typed it up at...

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

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