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

Demand answers on SSA sale tonight at town hall

Demand answers on SSA sale tonight at town hall

On Wednesday, the Scranton Sewer Authority board again thumbed its collective nose at residents of Scranton and Dunmore and anyone who believes transparency is an essential element of good government. For the second time in two months, the board ignored a mushrooming...

Verse 9/11 and the cult of Covfefe

Verse 9/11 and the cult of Covfefe

Two Corinthians walk into a bar. One asks, "Have you read Verse 9/11 of the Koran?" The other replies, "Covfefe." They exchange knowing nods and ask the bartender to put on Fox "News." What started as an obvious instance of the Tweeter-in-Chief attempting to spell...

Trump’s nonsense tweet is a cry for help

Trump’s nonsense tweet is a cry for help

The Tweeter-in-Chief has introduced a new "word" into the global lexicon. In a late-night brain-dropping on Twitter, President Trump typed: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe." As with All Things Trump, global social media exploded with mocking responses...

Witches are hunting Trump

Witches are hunting Trump

As he boils in a cauldron of consequences he created, President Trump wails that he is the victim of "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration,...

No Hall pass for Scranton School Board

No Hall pass for Scranton School Board

UPDATE: The second story cited in this blog is actually by staff writer Borys Krawczeniuk, the political dean of The Times-Tribune. I regret the error.  In today's Times-Tribune, education reporter Sarah Hofius Hall files the latest installment in her multi-year...

Scranton School Board faces public examination

Scranton School Board faces public examination

If you have little or no confidence in the current Scranton School Board's ability to navigate the towering waves of debt threatening to drown the district and the taxpayers who strain to keep it seaworthy, you've been paying attention. If you are comforted by the...

Wake-up call from your community newspaper

Wake-up call from your community newspaper

This morning in my electronic news feed, I counted five hand-wringing eulogies for the allegedly Endangered Species Formerly Known as the Community Newspaper. Each piece offered anecdotal evidence supporting the importance of an aggressive local press. Today's...

Trump fleeces NEPA sheep to pay for wall

Trump fleeces NEPA sheep to pay for wall

"We don't need no immigration..." -- "Donald Trump's 'The Wall'" I was there. Saw it. Heard it. Internalized it. At his packed campaign rallies here in Northeast Pennsylvania, Candidate Donald Trump promised to build a "beautiful wall" along the southern border and...

Mike Stack sorry he treated staff like ‘family’

Mike Stack sorry he treated staff like ‘family’

The news that Lt. Gov. Mike Stack apologized for being a jerk to his state police security detail and household staff likely inspired a series of questions among a majority of Pennsylvanians, including: Who the hell is Mike Stack? Why do we need a lieutenant governor?...

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

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