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

Malcolm Young’s riffs will live forever

Malcolm Young’s riffs will live forever

My best friend Danny Alexander and I bought AC/DC's "Back in Black" at the Fisher's Big Wheel in the summer of 1980. The sliver of vinyl in the jet-black cover cost $5.99. Over the nearly 40 years since, I've bought new copies of that record in every format. I'm...

Bob Sheridan is no victim

Bob Sheridan is no victim

As expected, some have taken issue with my recent criticism of outgoing Scranton School Board President Bob Sheridan -- particularly my assertion that a high school dropout has no business overseeing a school district with more than 10,000 students and an annual...

Thoughts, prayers and faith without works

Thoughts, prayers and faith without works

Here we are again, another mass murder of innocents by a loser with a high-powered weapon. Everyone takes to Facebook and Twitter to send "thoughts and prayers" and argue for and against gun control/mental health funding. In a few days, the national attention will...

Auditor General: SSD audit “the worst”

Auditor General: SSD audit “the worst”

Just sat through state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale's press conference on his latest incendiary  audit of the Scranton School District. He started out by saying, "The news is not good," before moving on to call his findings "significantly disturbing" and urging...

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...

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

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