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

Mueller: Trump is president, not innocent

Mueller: Trump is president, not innocent

"If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.” -- Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, calmly, clearly and conclusively NOT EXONERATING President Trump at a Department of Justice  press conference this morning....

Voters chuck ‘Cheese and Crackers’

Voters chuck ‘Cheese and Crackers’

Come January, Lackawanna County's political menu will no longer offer "Cheese and Crackers." Democrats and Republicans voted with their churning stomachs Tuesday, roasting Commissioners Pat O'Malley and Laureen Cummings and setting the table for an epic food fight...

‘Game of da Trones’ Lackawanna County style

‘Game of da Trones’ Lackawanna County style

HBO spent ten years and hundreds of millions of dollars in a build-up to who would win "Game of Thrones." Over eight seasons, a small army of candidates warred and schemed to rule the fantasy realm of Westeros. Thousands died. Cities were leveled. The dead rose and...

Ken Bond blows off court hearing, loses attorney

Ken Bond blows off court hearing, loses attorney

Ken Bond never entered the building. His lawyer left it one client lighter. Bond, who owes more than a quarter of a million dollars in delinquent city, school district and county taxes and fees, failed to appear at today's hearing on PSN Realty's appeal of a...

The Handmaid’s Tale in Real Time

The Handmaid’s Tale in Real Time

I stopped watching "The Handmaid's Tale" when it got too real. Now in its second season, the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood's seminal 1985 novel has always been more extreme than its source material, but its central conceit -- America transformed into a theocracy...

Update on Ken Bond/PSN Realty properties

Update on Ken Bond/PSN Realty properties

Some news I wasn't able to fit into today's installment of the Ken Bond/PSN Realty saga: (Read the column here.) On April 29, Scranton City Council called for an emergency declaration to demolish a pair of Bond's worst properties -- 616 Cedar Ave. and 1620-1622 Pine...

Opinion: Landfill lawyers and the structure of words

Opinion: Landfill lawyers and the structure of words

Merriam-Webster defines "structure"  as: 1: the action of building... 2a: something (such as a building) that is constructed... b: something arranged in a definite pattern of organization... 3: manner of construction... 4a: the arrangement of particles or parts in a...

UPDATE: Ken Bond out at Squire Patton Boggs

UPDATE: Ken Bond out at Squire Patton Boggs

UPDATE: About an hour ago, a spokesman for Squire Patton Boggs emailed me this statement: “Mr. Bond’s personal activities described in this weekend’s Times-Tribune are unrelated to the firm. Mr. Bond is no longer employed by Squire Patton Boggs.” UPDATE: Squire Patton...

Trump’s taxes, Cult 45 and the rule of law

Trump’s taxes, Cult 45 and the rule of law

The devil really is in the details, which is why Donald Trump is so desperate to keep his tax records way down in a hole. Many times, the president has promised to release the records when a marathon audit of his taxes is complete. Trump has provided zero proof he 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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