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

Mafia Donald surrounded by rats

Mafia Donald surrounded by rats

"Your murderers come with smiles, they come as your friends..." -- from "Goodfellas." Like a movie mob boss betrayed by queasy underlings, President Trump is under siege and surrounded by rats. More than anything else, the whistleblower complaint released today...

Pelosi has Trump’s number

Pelosi has Trump’s number

From Scranton to Kyiv, mouths and minds are foaming over the transcript of the phone call that may get Donald Trump fired. The president's ham-handed attempt to lean on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for help in generating a fake news scandal about former vice...

Goodbye, ‘Harvard Barbie’

Goodbye, ‘Harvard Barbie’

On deadline for the Sunday column, so I'll be uncharacteristically brief... It has been brought to my attention that some readers are offended by my use of "Harvard Barbie" as a nickname for independent Scranton mayoral candidate Paige Cognetti. Good. That's exactly...

The Democratic Machine vs. Cognetti

The Democratic Machine vs. Cognetti

In a stunning but characteristic act of cowardice and cynicism, the Democratic Party Machine redefined the Scranton mayoral contest that ends Nov. 5. The race to replace Bill Courtright is now a struggle between the stale status quo and fresh ideas, perennial insiders...

Scranton mayoral contest is a sack race

Scranton mayoral contest is a sack race

Today is the deadline for candidates to file for the Nov. 5 special election for the next mayor of Scranton. The eventual winner will complete the second term of convicted felon Bill Courtright, which runs through 2021. Times-Tribune politics reporter and Roderick...

A Sharpie Portrait of Dorian Trump

A Sharpie Portrait of Dorian Trump

In yet another perfect storm of incompetence, dishonesty and juvenile insecurity, President Trump used a doctored National Hurricane Center map to "prove" he was right about yet another issue he got totally wrong. After canceling a state trip to Poland so he could...

Obama’s tan suit turns Trump green

Obama’s tan suit turns Trump green

Five years ago today, President Obama put on a tan suit and broke the internet. Twitter exploded with tweets about Obama's "radical break" with the traditional presidential style of white shirt, dark suit and Caucasian complexion. Democrats went gaga over Obama's...

CJK and Q on the BBC

CJK and Q on the BBC

A few weeks back, the BBC sent correspondent Michael Wendling to Scranton for a report on the QAnon conspiracy theory and its appeal to the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of Cult 45. Mike came across the pond to cover a wingnut revival meeting dubbed the Trump 2020...

The Mad King of Greenland

The Mad King of Greenland

The Chosen One is melting down. The President of the United States is an angry, clueless crank standing in his driveway ranting at objective reality. The press won't get off his lawn and the world won't bend to his infantile whims. Donald Trump's long con is...

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

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