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

Laureen Cummings: censorious snowflake

Laureen Cummings: censorious snowflake

Like most clueless tea-party culture warriors, Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings doesn't like public funding for the arts. Or bicycle lanes, fair property assessments, land banks and other investments in the quality of life. And she really doesn't like...

Stormy weather for Evangelical hypocrites

Stormy weather for Evangelical hypocrites

As if we needed any more evidence that Donald Trump is about as Christ-like as Pontius Pilate, the President of the United States stands accused of having an extramarital affair with a porn star shortly after his wife gave birth to his fifth child in 2006. Right-wing...

Trump’s potty mouth drains his sewer brain

Trump’s potty mouth drains his sewer brain

“I had tears of rage when I heard about this experience in that meeting. And for you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss some of the questions of my colleagues . . . when tens of millions of Americans are hurting right now because they’re worried about...

King spoke truth and died for the country he loved

King spoke truth and died for the country he loved

Each Martin Luther King Day, i post his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech is much more widely cited, but I have always seen his "Letter" -- scribbled on scraps of paper in an Alabama jail cell -- as the quintessential indictment of a...

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...

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

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