"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him."
- G.K. Chesterton, 1874-1936
I first shook hands with J.D. Baker nearly a decade ago.
"Summer heat, boy and girl meet, but uh-oh those summer nights..." - Shrieked by drunken bridesmaids, sorority sisters and soccer moms at every karaoke night, usually followed by a bombed, 40-something divorcee belting out "Me and Bobby McGee" through tears of rage.
Mercy lacking in appeal ruling
Editor: After reading the June 1 front page article regarding the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the case of Robert Cordaro and A.J. Munchak, I suggest the following for consideration.
Equality before the law is t
Ladies and gentlemen of the class of 2013: Put down your smartphones and pull out your earbuds.
After years of waiting in vain for an invitation to deliver a commencement address, I have decided to show you what you've been missing.
Good people must aim to revive trust
Editor: It is interesting to hear the analysis offered by experts and politicians about why there was extremely poor voter turnout for the primary election.
Given the several important Lackawanna County ballot questi
The table was set for reform-hungry Scranton voters to nominate successors to three-term Mayor Chris Doherty, but they showed little appetite for change at City Hall in Tuesday's primary election.
Known for his local illegal immigration fight and visible nationally lately because of it, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta unexpectedly gained more attention by highlighting the case of a 10-year-old girl awaiting a lung transplant.
National attention for himself
Remember the name Allyson Schwartz.
She's a Democratic congresswoman from Montgomery County in southeast Pennsylvania and she might be Pennsylvania's next governor.
Sure, we're getting ahead of ourselves because the gubernatorial election is 17 months aw
If ever an election proved that political signs don't vote, this one did.
Quite a few local political observers predict winners by the number of signs visible, and sometimes that rule of thumb works fine.
Just not this time.
Attorney Patti Grande Rieder'
If you run for election, you had better win big on your home turf.
It says a lot about you as a candidate if you don't.
Bill Courtright dominated his home turf, and Elizabeth Randol lost hers, which is why he's the Democratic nominee for Scranton mayor a