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

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,...

Laureen Cummings, Typical Tea Party Snowflake

Laureen Cummings, Typical Tea Party Snowflake

Science says each and every snowflake is unique, but in politics, Laureen Cummings is living, whining proof that "snowflakes" are a dime a dozen. Fairly criticized for her uninformed, irresponsible opposition to a countywide property reassessment that is half a...

Demand answers on SSA sale tonight at town hall

Demand answers on SSA sale tonight at town hall

On Wednesday, the Scranton Sewer Authority board again thumbed its collective nose at residents of Scranton and Dunmore and anyone who believes transparency is an essential element of good government. For the second time in two months, the board ignored a mushrooming...

Verse 9/11 and the cult of Covfefe

Verse 9/11 and the cult of Covfefe

Two Corinthians walk into a bar. One asks, "Have you read Verse 9/11 of the Koran?" The other replies, "Covfefe." They exchange knowing nods and ask the bartender to put on Fox "News." What started as an obvious instance of the Tweeter-in-Chief attempting to spell...

Trump’s nonsense tweet is a cry for help

Trump’s nonsense tweet is a cry for help

The Tweeter-in-Chief has introduced a new "word" into the global lexicon. In a late-night brain-dropping on Twitter, President Trump typed: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe." As with All Things Trump, global social media exploded with mocking responses...

Witches are hunting Trump

Witches are hunting Trump

As he boils in a cauldron of consequences he created, President Trump wails that he is the victim of "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration,...

No Hall pass for Scranton School Board

No Hall pass for Scranton School Board

UPDATE: The second story cited in this blog is actually by staff writer Borys Krawczeniuk, the political dean of The Times-Tribune. I regret the error.  In today's Times-Tribune, education reporter Sarah Hofius Hall files the latest installment in her multi-year...

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