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

Trump, Hamlet and the Ghost of John McCain

Trump, Hamlet and the Ghost of John McCain

Another day, another Shakespearean echo from the angry mouth of Our Mad King. (Read Monday's ode to King Lear here.) Today's production of "Hamlet" is a one-man show. President Trump plays every role with a cameo by The Ghost of John McCain. Trump kept up his sick,...

Mariotti did the right thing in Old Forge

Mariotti did the right thing in Old Forge

When the solicitor bows out, you know the production is a real you-know-what show. Times-Tribune Staff Writer Kathleen Bolus splashed a wake-up call to Old Forge taxpayers across today's front page, reporting that district solicitor Joseph E. Mariotti finally cut ties...

Facebook suddenly values local newspapers

Facebook suddenly values local newspapers

Irony, thy name is Zuckerberg. A new Facebook "service" designed to connect users with local news is having trouble finding local newspapers, according to this Associated Press story you should read after perusing your local newspaper. The service, called "Today In,"...

The Madness of King Donald

The Madness of King Donald

Though he reigns supreme among Shakespeare's tragic characters, King Lear looks clear-headed and clean-living compared to President Trump. Lear's naked Narcissism and incompetence brought him to the same epic fall that awaits Trump, but the president's latest online...

Trump doesn’t deserve impeachment

Trump doesn’t deserve impeachment

I rarely say this, but Nancy Pelosi is right. In a recent interview with Joe Helm of the Washington Post, the House Speaker made it clear that despite public pressure and the blind rage of some rookie Democrats in Congress, she is in no rush to impeach the 45th...

114th District race deserves special attention

114th District race deserves special attention

Canada geese flew over the house this morning, the sun came up and stayed out and the temperature was 49 degrees at 1 p.m.. A strange smell riding the spring breeze tells me there's a special election on the horizon. Tomorrow, in fact. Tuesday will greet voters in the...

Updated: Sunday Bloody Sunday

Updated: Sunday Bloody Sunday

UPDATE: Judge Jarbola accepted Sunday's plea and sentenced him to three years of probation. Read Times-Tribune Education Reporter Sarah Hofius Hall's story here and check back at thetimes-tribune.com for more updates.   The calendar says it's Thursday, but today is...

Pot talk gives Cummings the munchies

Pot talk gives Cummings the munchies

What is Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings smoking? Cigarettes. Newport is her brand. In her past career as a health care professional, Cummings must have witnessed the damage done by a product guaranteed to be lethal when used as directed, but she still...

Let’s be Frank: Scavo hurt himself

Let’s be Frank: Scavo hurt himself

Busy scribbling Wednesday's column, but just had to type something about "The Passion of Frank Scavo." His long history of sharing sewage on anti-social media caught up with him as he prepares to lose yet another campaign for the state Legislature. This morning, state...

Seeing Jesus in Trump

Seeing Jesus in Trump

Kicking off last week's right-wing.pajama party/cult meeting called the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Mike Lindell stood up and testified to a belief fervently held by many who call themselves "Conservative Christians:" Jesus Christ Himself put...

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

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