Editorials
Kareem Johnson is not an upstanding citizen. By the time he was convicted in 2007 of murdering a potential witness in a different murder trial, he already was serving a life sentence for killing a 10-year-old boy who was hit by a stray bullet, fired by Mr (read more)
Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street? asks the ground-breaking show’s theme song. Beginning this fall, the route is through premium cable and its related avenues. HBO and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit producer of “Sesame Street,” have (read more)

Chris Kelly Columns
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Chrissy and I were worried about Timmy from his first breath in our arms. He was born brittle and cried night and day. She bottle-fed and swaddled him, stroked his arched spine and whispered motherly assurances into his pinned-back feline ears. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A There is a dimension beyond that which is governed by man. It is a vast space unbound by borders and unlimited by laws. It is in the middle ground between light and shadow, between truth and perception, between Scranton and Spring Brook off Route 307. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Every summer, I make the same call to Gary Drapek, executive director of United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne counties. The topic is the state budget, which either hasn’t been passed by the July 1 deadline or contains draconian cuts to programs that benefit the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Dear Lifetime Network Bigwigs: The following is a pitch for a Lifetime Original Movie that I believe breaks new ground in tawdry, mindless melodrama. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Bridges are among humanity’s greatest innovations. Without them, progress would have been exclusive to strong swimmers and hardy hikers. Everyone else would have been limited by big rivers and deep canyons. (read more)
Photo: Christopher Dolan/AP, License: N/A Before Kathleen Kane took the reins as the first woman and Democrat elected Pennsylvania attorney general, friends should have insisted she read up on leadership. I would have recommended Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War,” the ancient equivalent of “Management for Dummies.” (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Bernie’s believers Editor: I opened up The Times-Tribune on July 30 to a front page devoted to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Scrantonians are no strangers to predators from on high. The coal barons and their dense descendants have exploited city residents from every conceivable angle and are always seeking new veins to mine. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2015:07:28 14:16:13 Jack Jones was hot, but far from bothered. “What a great idea,” the semiretired Navy intelligence officer said as he accepted my offer of a free Popsicle. I went to Courthouse Square on Tuesday armed with a pull-cooler, a fiery Calypso playlist (read more)

Roderick Random Columns
Photo: N/A, License: N/A For a write-in candidate, Charlie Spano seems ready to channel Jim McNulty. In other words, he’s serious about his write-in campaign for Lackawanna County commissioner. He’s so serious he bought space this week on a couple of electronic billboards to lamb (read more)
Not long after Americans first elected him, President Barack Obama told Republican congressmen that elections have consequences. Extremely ironic words when applied to state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, the criminally charged chief law enforcement o (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A In previous years, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s failure to appear at Virginia McGregor’s fundraiser for Hillary Clinton on Wednesday probably would have produced mass hysteria among us newspaper writers. We might have filled columns, even this one, with speculat (read more)