Editorials
Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens received a standing ovation from fans when he appeared Monday at practice. They, at least, were able to stand. Not so Mr. Rice’s then-fiancee, Jayna Palmer. As the infamous Feb. 15 security video from an Atlantic City hote (read more)
Many years ago, James Barrett McNulty was elected mayor of Scranton after serving as an unusually powerful deputy mayor. Asked how he would delegate power as chief executive, Mr. McNulty famously said, “I no longer believe in the strong deputy mayor form (read more)

Chris Kelly Columns
The search for Acting Mayor Bill Courtright ended Wednesday, when the headlines finally forced him to return multiple calls from The Times-Tribune. Turns out he wasn’t missing, just busy working on a top-secret plan to save the city from objective reality, which has a nasty anti-Scranton bias. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A “Baby’s heads have no hair; Old men’s heads are just as bare. Between the cradle and the grave; Lies a haircut and a shave.” — Samuel Hoffenstein, (1890-1947) As soon as we could walk, Dad took my brother and me to Jim Bell’s barber shop in a blue-collar neighborhood 20 minutes outside Pittsburgh. As soon as we could walk, Dad took my brother and me to Jim Bell’s barber shop in a blue-collar neighborhood 20 minutes outside Pittsburgh. (read more)
Wipe those tears Editor: For Chris Kelly: our mayor is only in office six months. Former Mayor Chris Doherty had 12 years to screw up this city. Second, if you don’t like paying the extra commuter tax, move to Scranton, then you will know how taxes really (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Acting Mayor Bill Courtright campaigned as The Union Whisperer, a unique peacemaker who could convince the police and fire unions that Scranton does not exist to provide its employees with jobs, health care and pensions. (read more)
Photo: Themba Hadebe/ASSOCIATED PRESS, License: N/A, Created: 2014:07:01 18:46:17 Options dwindle for Scrantonians Editor: A financial adviser came to Scranton, and all we got is a bunch of fairy tales. Reduced business taxes luring commerce to the city? Tell me another one. The unions reopening their contract in order to make concessi (read more)
Another Fourth of July passes in a deeply divided United States. We gathered through the long weekend to char flesh, guzzle soda, beers and boxed wine and shoot off fireworks made in China. (read more)

Roderick Random Columns
So Scranton gains its first Republican city councilman since Brian Reap stepped down in 2002 because three Democrats decided it was the right thing to do. Wow. Someday, historians could mark the appointment Thursday of civic leader and Realtor Wayne Evans (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Philadelphia hopes to attract the 2016 Democratic National Convention and, of course, a Scranton guy is right in the middle of the bid. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A The cost of losing is in. It’s $402,000. Citizens for Smaller Government Inc., Chuck Volpe’s political action committee, spent that much to try, unsuccessfully, to sell Lackawanna County residents on a new form of government. Of that, $344,800 came from E (read more)