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

McCain’s death shames Trump’s life

McCain’s death shames Trump’s life

Because poison packaged as populism is a guilty pleasure, I tuned in to the local affiliate of Corporate GOP Radio this morning to learn why the late Sen. John McCain should not be honored as a war hero, statesman and patriot. It didn't take long. An especially vexed...

Return of the King

Return of the King

The last book in J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy has always been my favorite, because it chronicles the resolution of a thinly veiled allegory of totalitarianism, its depredations and the sacrifices required to repel it. The good guys win, but at...

Trump proves he’s Putin’s stooge

Trump proves he’s Putin’s stooge

Body language needs no translation. It speaks every tongue fluently. From his childlike sitting posture to his fidgeting behind the podium, President Trump's physical tics in the presence of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin during their Helsinki "summit" screamed...

Andy Wallace has not been charged

Andy Wallace has not been charged

The court of public opinion has ruled on the case of Andy Wallace. The verdict: Not guilty by reason of political connections. The former Lackawanna County chief of staff resigned Friday, two days after District Attorney Mark Powell confirmed that the longtime...

Little House vs. Big Brother

Little House vs. Big Brother

"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process continuing day by day and minute by minute. "History has stopped....

Trump’s trade war backfires on Harley-Davidson

Trump’s trade war backfires on Harley-Davidson

For more than a century, Harley-Davidson built its iconic motorcycles here in America. It took President Trump less than a month to change that. Responding to Trump's idiotic, unnecessary and ultimately unwinnable trade war on our allies, the European Union retaliated...

Melania walks off runway, into propeller

Melania walks off runway, into propeller

I thought it was a joke, a spoof from the Onion or a photo-shopped Facebook meme. It was inconceivable that Melania Trump would begin a trip to meet migrant children jailed by her husband in that jacket. But the photo was legit. The First Lady showed up at Joint Base...

Kids for cash, Trump style

Kids for cash, Trump style

Tearing children away from their parents and caging them like stray dogs is ungodly, unnecessary and un-American. It's also astronomically profitable, if you have the right connections. The Trump Administration is set to pay nearly half a billion taxpayer dollars to a...

Children held hostage to Trump’s wall fantasy

Children held hostage to Trump’s wall fantasy

I don't know the little boy's name, just his number: 47. The United States of America stamped it on his chest after ripping him from his mother's arms and putting him in a cage like a stray dog in a pound. America did that. You. Me. Us. Our government acts in our...

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

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