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

Breakfast with Devil Dogs

Breakfast with Devil Dogs

If you've never shared breakfast with Old School Devil Dogs, I highly recommend it. There is nothing like breaking bread with Marines who faced down death and lived to eat bacon and eggs sunny side up. I don't know how many times I've met Joe "Silver" Silvestri, Bob...

Auditing DePasquale’s Instagram account

Auditing DePasquale’s Instagram account

State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale's keen interest in the Scranton School District is well-documented. He rightly sees the district as a broken model of mismanagement and malfeasance, and apparently recognizes its remediation as a political springboard for the...

Wallace plea a sign of changing times

Wallace plea a sign of changing times

Andy Wallace had it all. Power, prestige and the perks that come with being an elite player in Lackawanna County politics. His annual salary as county chief of staff was $77,131 in a county where the average household income is $59,635. By local standards, Wallace had...

Public deserves answers on SSD harassment report

Public deserves answers on SSD harassment report

The Scranton School Board is not legally bound to release the results of an investigation into harassment complaints made by the district superintendent, but directors have a moral obligation to tell taxpayers, families and students what -- if anything -- they...

Halloween in Trumpland

Halloween in Trumpland

Be afraid. Be very afraid. A caravan of brown people is creeping toward Trump America, bringing smallpox and Democratic votes in time for Tuesday's midterm election. Never mind that smallpox was eradicated from the planet decades ago and non-citizens can't vote...

Pipe bombs and baby powder

Pipe bombs and baby powder

Does anyone else miss the good old days, when hateful crackpots sent envelopes stuffed with baby powder to terrorize fellow Americans they deemed insufficiently patriotic? The white dust was meant to mimic anthrax and scare recipients and a nation still reeling from...

Kavanaugh’s lies enough to disqualify him

Kavanaugh’s lies enough to disqualify him

"False in one, false in all" is a jury instruction based on a simple, serrated premise: If a witness lies about one thing, jurors are free to assume that he or she lied about everything. By this standard, federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath in his testimony...

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...

About Chris

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

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