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

Chris Kelly Opinion: A plea for proper punishment

Chris Kelly Opinion: A plea for proper punishment

Today we learned that an attorney for an Olyphant disciple of Cult 45 who participated in the Jan. 6 domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol is negotiating a guilty plea. That's what guilty defendants do.  Maybe Michael J. Rusyn's taxpayer-funded public defender...

Chris Kelly Opinion: New Hope for Dying Cemeteries

Chris Kelly Opinion: New Hope for Dying Cemeteries

There is no way to overstate the volume and positivity of responses to my last two Wednesday columns about overgrown, underfunded local cemeteries and the impossibly steep struggle to maintain them with skeleton crews and aging equipment. The emphatic feedback shows...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 492: ‘You will atone’

Coronavirus Diaries Day 492: ‘You will atone’

One of the finest, most prolific character actors in Hollywood history, Ned Beatty is best-known for his legendary roles in two seminal films -- "Deliverance" and "Network."  The former made him the butt of many juvenile jokes. The latter made him a star. Beatty's...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 472: GQP vs. Truth

Coronavirus Diaries Day 472: GQP vs. Truth

The same Senate and House Republican "patriots" who conducted 10 "investigations" into the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi now stand against any closer look at the Jan. 6 domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol and the Constitution they so slavishly claim to...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 461: Liz Cheney had it coming

Coronavirus Diaries Day 461: Liz Cheney had it coming

Before anyone else hails U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney as a champion of truth, decency and democracy, let's review the Wyoming Republican's record on all three.  Cheney deserves credit and thanks for standing against The Big Lie that now defines the "GQP," a once-serious party...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 455: Primary Education

Coronavirus Diaries Day 455: Primary Education

Ubiquitous campaign billboards, yard signs and TV ads say the state's primary election is fast approaching, but I've yet to see any that remind voters what day we go to the polls. It's May 18. I checked. Twice. An interested observer pointed out that while most voters...

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

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