The one time I interviewed then U.S. Senator Biden on the phone he fibbed through his hair plugs about how he listened to my radio show to remind him of his Scranton birthplace when he worked late at the office.
Decades later I read how Ali unloaded the same hot question he threw at me when he encountered other white reporters during his legendary career and life fighting racism and oppression.
Truth be told, other than the threat of nuclear weapons, in 2022 the Catholic Church constitutes the clearest most present danger in the world. The Pope has more in common with Beelzebub than with the man in the clouds…
by Steve Corbett – Greetings from Scranton Haunted by brain-blowing memories of President John Kennedy’s 1963 assassination, I don’t want any stray Glocks, Berettas, Sig Sauers, Colts, Smith & Wessons or any other guns anywhere near an American commander-in-chief. That’s why I felt edgy when I attended a rally President […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
by Steve Corbett – Greetings from Scranton Worried that conquest, war, famine and death frame our species’ current hell on earth? Fear not. Come to Biden Street. City officials here in President Joe Biden’s Pennsylvania birthplace recently approved a resolution to rename good old-fashioned Spruce Street as Biden Street, rechristening […]
by Kidman J. Williams Blondie hit the music scene with striking good looks while running parallel lines with the late 70’s punk scene, disco, their Warhol artistic sensibility, and the post punk/new wave genre that was to come. Debbie Harry was being primed to become the look and sound of […]