My Close Call in Enemy Territory

May 18, 2022 Steve Corbett 0

by Steve Corbett The Belfast brothers, one 11 and one 12, put their heads together at my request to tell me where not to go. I had asked them to decide what part of their embattled city I should avoid at all costs. Eating sweet rolls in front of a […]

To Weed or Not To Weed, That is the Question

February 3, 2022 Steve Corbett 0

by Steve Corbett Gray uniformed security guards armed with semi-automatic handguns greeted me at the door a few years ago at the Ocean Beach, California, cannabis dispensary. Getting blitzed is a trip to cloud nine. Getting shot is a trip to the morgue. I expected a roomful of righteous legal […]

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, & Your Mexicans

February 3, 2022 Steve Corbett 0

by Steve Corbett – Greetings From Scranton Local yokel news talk radio and braying white nationalist social media “broke” the shocking news story. Vague newspaper and television reports followed suit. Scurrilous false rumors spread throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania neighborhood bars, supermarkets and other overwhelmingly white ethnic gatherings. Non-English speaking children, for […]

Kamala Come Home

January 1, 2022 Steve Corbett 0

by Steve Corbett Greetings From Scranton Call this tale a color portrait of two cities. Scranton, PA, stands as the historic birthplace of President Joe Biden. Oakland, CA, holds its own as the birthplace of Vice President Kamala Harris. Scranton and Oakland reign as officially designated sister cities. Strong women […]

Keep Squeezing OJ Simpson

January 1, 2022 Steve Corbett 0

by Steve Corbett That’s me standing at the peach-colored condo‘s tubular metal gate, staring at the killing ground where Nicole Brown Simpson’s thick blood once flowed, where Ronald Goldman also died in a deep crimson pool of his own gore unleashed by a vicious knife attack. I’m in Los Angeles […]

Got a Revolution Got to Revolution

December 7, 2021 Steve Corbett 0

by Steve Corbett I missed going to Woodstock – three days of peace and music. Having just graduated high school that summer of ’69, I went to work in a political job my dad got me at a bleak state office building. My wife Stephanie stayed home, too. Believe it […]

Guns and Prisons Kill People

December 7, 2021 Steve Corbett 0

by Steve Corbett Alone and desperate in his cell, Mark Glaze hung himself October 28 in the scandal-ridden Lackawanna County Prison in Scranton, PA. Locked up on drunken driving and other charges after he fled police in September, the national gun control champion died October 31 in a city hospital. […]

Just Call My Name/I’ll Be There

November 7, 2021 Steve Corbett 0

by Steve Corbett I’m having a flashback. A blinding California sun hangs like an exploding navel orange in the boundless sky, making me squint in the sweltering summer glare of celebrity. I think I see a zebra.  This afternoon in 2005 I’m a guest at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch near […]

Bonkers Biden Goes Off the Rails

November 7, 2021 Steve Corbett 0

by Steve Corbett By the time I got home from President Joe Biden’s Scranton speech last month, I stood with my official White House issued Gonzo Today press credential hanging from my neck, fuming in the kitchen, threatening to tear off my white dress shirt without unbuttoning the buttons. My […]