Kelly's World

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

Little House vs. Big Brother

Little House vs. Big Brother

"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process continuing day by day and minute by minute. "History has stopped....

Trump’s trade war backfires on Harley-Davidson

Trump’s trade war backfires on Harley-Davidson

For more than a century, Harley-Davidson built its iconic motorcycles here in America. It took President Trump less than a month to change that. Responding to Trump's idiotic, unnecessary and ultimately unwinnable trade war on our allies, the European Union retaliated...

Melania walks off runway, into propeller

Melania walks off runway, into propeller

I thought it was a joke, a spoof from the Onion or a photo-shopped Facebook meme. It was inconceivable that Melania Trump would begin a trip to meet migrant children jailed by her husband in that jacket. But the photo was legit. The First Lady showed up at Joint Base...

Kids for cash, Trump style

Kids for cash, Trump style

Tearing children away from their parents and caging them like stray dogs is ungodly, unnecessary and un-American. It's also astronomically profitable, if you have the right connections. The Trump Administration is set to pay nearly half a billion taxpayer dollars to a...

Children held hostage to Trump’s wall fantasy

Children held hostage to Trump’s wall fantasy

I don't know the little boy's name, just his number: 47. The United States of America stamped it on his chest after ripping him from his mother's arms and putting him in a cage like a stray dog in a pound. America did that. You. Me. Us. Our government acts in our...

Scranton activists have zero tolerance for Sessions

Scranton activists have zero tolerance for Sessions

When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visits Scranton Friday, he will be greeted with zero tolerance by locals who believe a government that forcibly separates children and parents is cruel, unnecessary and un-American. Several advocacy and religious groups rallied...

Trump: Kim Jong Un a ‘very talented’ murderer

Trump: Kim Jong Un a ‘very talented’ murderer

President Trump's Singapore Summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was historic for many reasons, including the first handshake between a U.S. President and a Dear Leader from North Korea. It was also a timely window into squirming mind of the Tweeter-in-Chief...

End the White House Hypocrites Ball

End the White House Hypocrites Ball

The annual bacchanal of self-importance and self-righteous celebration that is the White House Correspondents Association Dinner should have been laid to rest years ago. It was never a noble idea, no matter how nostalgic its defenders are for the days when...

Scranton School Board must come clean tonight

Scranton School Board must come clean tonight

I was a fidgety kid. Couldn’t sit still, couldn’t focus on fuzzy math, couldn’t go along to get along. At 50, I am as restless as I was at 15,  only now I have two mortgages, utility bills and I get paid to be a troublemaker. If you've been reading my columns about...

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

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