Mitch McConnell’s six-year reign of terror is over, thanks to voters in Georgia. Runoff victories by Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossof will create a 50-50 split in the Senate, with incoming Vice President Kamala Harris delivering the tie-breaking vote. “The Turtle” will be left high and dry.
Among the many things that did not go right Wednesday evening at Capitol Hill was the Capitol Hill Police Department’s underwhelming (though some might say welcoming) treatment of rioting Trump supporters.
When Donald Trump started his sorry excuse of a presidency four years ago, his party controlled the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives.
Now, with twin victories by Democrats in the Georgia Senate runoff race — victories largely attributable to Trump’s inability to see beyond his own petty grievances and neediness — the opposition party holds all three institutions.
Such is the price of catering to the whims of a malignant narcissist.
The Abingtons — Clark Summit in particular — hit an all-time for COVID cases.
Singer/songwriter Bob Dylan has built a career on being both the “voice of a generation” and at-times baffling iconoclast. He struck the latter note this week by announcing he had sold his entire catalogue of songs — many of which defined the 1960s — to a private music publisher for a cool $300 million. I’m not one to begrudge a guy for cashing in on something he created and owns, but still …
As elsewhere during the pandemic, educators and school administrators in Scranton and adjoining districts are working to make sure their students are receiving an adequate education either through online-only lesson plans, or a mix of online and in-person classes. A sizeable number of students nationwide are falling through the cracks, however.