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

DNI pick a new low in Trumpian hypocrisy

DNI pick a new low in Trumpian hypocrisy

Impeached President Donald J.Trump routinely tacks "acting" to his appointees to avoid the tedious Senate confirmation process enshrined in the Constitution. Senate Republicans who fell in line to acquit the most woefully unqualified president in American history...

Brad’s ‘Death Star’ misfires bigly

Brad’s ‘Death Star’ misfires bigly

The latest target of Brad Parscale billion-dollar 'Death Star' of disinformation was his own foot. The Trump 2020 campaign manager posted a photo of Air Force One being cheered by delirious throngs of Cult 45 faithful at the Daytona 500. Impeached President Donald...

Lawyers, lungs and money

Lawyers, lungs and money

Take a deep breath, Scranton taxpayers. Time to cough up the cost of chronic corruption. The inevitable feeding frenzy of lawyers suing the Scranton School District for knowingly exposing students, faculty and staff to asbestos and lead contamination has begun. A...

Officials piped up, but failed to get the lead out

Officials piped up, but failed to get the lead out

The best thing about local newspapers is that they expose corruption and other wrongdoing that otherwise would be hidden from the public. A side benefit is that we archive our stories and photos as a "first draft of history." In a city where the past seems perpetually...

Bolton leak sinks ‘Trumptanic’ defense

Bolton leak sinks ‘Trumptanic’ defense

“How’s Ukraine doing? ...How long would they last in a fight with Russia?” “I don’t think very long. Without us, not very long... The biggest problem there, I think, where we, where you, need to start is we got to get rid of the ambassador. She’s basically walking...

Mr. Bond’s Neighborhood

Mr. Bond’s Neighborhood

Arsonists often return to the fire scene to admire their handiwork. Ken Bond is a regular at meetings of the Hill Neighborhood Association. He was there Wednesday night, according to attendees who couldn't believe Scranton's most notorious slumlord and tax deadbeat...

Post quiz helps cull Democratic herd

Post quiz helps cull Democratic herd

If none of the umpteen Democrats running for president is your clear favorite, the Washington Post has a nifty new tool for culling the herd. The historic newspaper's crack digital staff built an interactive survey that reveals the candidate best suited to represent...

County tax hike: The can kicks back

County tax hike: The can kicks back

The 11.3% property tax hike in the Lackawanna County commissioners' new 2020 budget is a textbook example of what happens when you treat essential things as optional. Every can you kick down the road eventually kicks back. As detailed in Times-Tribune Staff Writer...

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

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