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

Tom Marino, Big Pharma’s Dream Drug Czar

Tom Marino, Big Pharma’s Dream Drug Czar

I'm on vacation this week, but after sitting through  "60 Minutes" Sunday night, I felt compelled to type a bunch of words destined to be lost in the twisted din of daily politics in the Trump Era. These days, scandal is the  natural state of the nation. So much is...

Taxpayers cover costs of naked hypocrisy

Taxpayers cover costs of naked hypocrisy

A shameless political stunt that cost anemic, red-blooded American taxpayers nearly $250,000 has fiscal conservatives, everyday Republicans and hard-right talk radio calling for the addled head of the vice president. Joe Biden went a runway too far when he used an...

Tom Petty is why I’m married

Tom Petty is why I’m married

I woke this morning to news best broadcast in the parlance of "The Wizard of Oz:" Tom Petty was "really most sincerely dead." I reacted accordingly and pulled my American Girl close.Getting out of bed seemed self-defeating, but we did it, anyway. This blog's headline...

In Las Vegas tragedy’s wake, look for the helpers

In Las Vegas tragedy’s wake, look for the helpers

Look for the helpers. That's what the late, great Fred Rogers said after 9/11, and his words echo in the bloody wake of America's latest and worst-ever mass shooting. At least 58 dead. More than 400 injured. No more answers than there were the last time, or the time...

Trump’s USFL still a loser

Trump’s USFL still a loser

I stand for the national anthem. Always have. Always will. When I stand, it is not out of respect or reverence for the flag, but the ideals and freedoms it represents. Like it or not, those freedoms include the right to sit or kneel during the national anthem, or any...

Texas Republicans change tune as waters rise

Texas Republicans change tune as waters rise

DISCLAIMER: My prayers go out to my fellow Americans dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. It is an historically awful event, and I wish them a safe, speedy recovery, whatever the financial cost to the federal government. HISTORY LESSON: Way back in 2012,...

Nazis have rights, too

Nazis have rights, too

How's that for a clickbait headline? Before I am inundated with unhinged emails from perpetually aggrieved, pajama-clad patriots, I hereby pledge my unconditional loathing of Nazis and white supremacists. That such a pledge need be made in America in 2017 is a shame...

Donald Trump Jr., the Moon and Jupiter

Donald Trump Jr., the Moon and Jupiter

As I crawled through construction on my way to work today, WILK talk radio host and diehard Donald Trump apologist Sue Henry invited listeners to play a game of make-believe. "Pretend that it was Chelsea Clinton in that meeting, and ask yourself if anyone would care,...

About Chris

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

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