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Out d'Coup | Syria Strike; Gorsuch Confirmed; Bannon v. Kuschner; Philly Airport Workers Vote Union; PA Student Power Ramps Up; PASSHE Cuts; More Mandatory Minimums?
It’s Friday, April 7, 2017. I am Kevin Mahoney, editor and founder of Raging Chicken Press. Each week I talk to our Capitol muckraker-in-chief, Sean Kitchen, about the good, the bad, and the ugly in state and national politics.
This week in Trumplandia: The big news of the day, of course, is that last night the US military attacked a Syrian military base with 59 tomahawk missiles. The attack was a response to the Assad regime’s brutal chemical weapons attack in Kahn Shaykhun, a town between Damascus and Aleppo that is held by forces opposed to Assad. Trump has not hesitated to order the use of military force since he took office. Awed by the first pictures of the Tomahawk missles being launched from US Destroyers, MSNBC’s Brian Williams calls the pictures “beautiful.”
No doubt that the airstrikes will dominate the news, even as the Senate moves to approve Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court today [Gorsuch was confirmed right as we were finishing recording]. In order to break a Democratic Party filibuster, Senate Republicans changed Senate rules. The repeal of the 20th century is now on the menu.
Bannon v. Jared aka the Tramp v. the Cuck. Jared does Iraq. Dons flak jacket over his blue sport coat - digging that stuffed sausage look. Drama in the big house. Nunes out. You know, for the good of the whatever. Carter Page joyfully admits he was Russian agent. It was was very exciting.
Meanwhile, here in the Keystone state, many state Democrats join Republicans in the PA House to vote to bring back mandatory minimums. House GOP want to cut fire services in Harrisburg, apparently to speed their plans to burn down the government. No movement yet on so-called “right-to-work” package. PASSHE moves forward in plans to gut public higher education in the state. Philadelphia airport workers vote to unionize. PA Student Power ramping up their fight. Students at West Chester University join nationwide actions for Fight for 15 on Tuesday.
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