News & Politics
Out d'Coup | Trump Assault on Obamacare; Leaving Puerto Rico?; FBI's new extremists; Right-wing v. Left-wing Media; Space News; and, of course Beer!
Trump continues the assault on Obamacare through what Rick Smith likes to call the “Cut, Gut, and Punish,” model of right-wing politics. In the absence of legislative action to repeal the ACA, Trump is doing everything he can to give it a slow, painful death. Millions of people will be at risk. Also, Trump’s new federal rule will let employers opt out of having to cover birth control in their health insurance plans if God tells them not to. Trump’s had enough with having to pay attention to Puerto Rico. Rep. Scott Perry’s got his back on that one. And turns out the FBI was onto the problem of extremists ahead of the violence in Charlottesville. Only problem was they had the wrong extremists. The FBI was laser-focused on what they saw as the emerging threat of “Black Identity Extremists.” Their words. Rick Smith airs special on Janus v. AFSCME - the Supreme Court case that will likely gut public sector unions.
What happens if the right wing media wins? That’s the title of a recent article in the Columbia Journalism Review by McKay Coppins. He was interviewed on the Majority Report this week and that’s got us thinking again about the need to build progressive media networks - and fast. We’ll take a peek at the right’s infrastructure and wonder why the left does not invest in our own media in the way they do on the right. We’ll talk Bradley Foundation, Hillsdale College, and even attempts to flood student government elections with billionaire cash.
In today’s last call, we’ve got space news and beer. Scientists think we might have a ninth planet after all. It’s thought to be 10 times more massive than Earth and about 20 times farther from the sun than Neptune. Also, asteroid got cozy with Earth early this morning. Say hello and goodbye to 2012 TC4. Free Will Brewing has got a much anticipated sour release today. Today at 3 pm at both locations, Free Will releases Wildhack, a Foudre & Barrel-Aged Sour Brown w/Blueberries; and, Industrio Rustique, a Foudre & Rum Barrel Aged Funky Belgian-style Dark Ale. Pizza Boy also released a pumpkin Sunny Side Up on Tuesday. Cans only, folks.
Out d'Coup | Trump and Racists Stoke Fascism; Ilhan Omar Pulls No Punches; Democratic Party Leadership Withers; Second Dem Debate Netroots Nation; Apollo 11 Moon Landing; More Mashes at Free Will
Out d'Coup | Recap of the Debates; PA Senate Chaos; Tech Problems This Week
Out d’Coup | Bernie’s Big Speech; Dem Debates; Deeper Corruption; No Impeachment; Climate Crisis; Wolf Vetoes EITC; PA Min Wage; PA Voting Machines; Midtown Bear; Moon Plans; Sean’s Car; Brews
Out d’Coup | Biden’s No Good Really Bad Week; Warren Rocks It; Picket Line Bernie; DNC Clueless; Wolf Doubles Down on Fossil Fuel; Daylin Daze; EITC Scam; Summer Lee’s PAC; Space News; Free Will
Out d’Coup | Mueller Speaks; Dem Leadership Bent on Failure; More Abortion Bans; Severe Weather; Sunrise Movement; Hburg Teacher Strike Threat; Lego Lunar Lander; Free Will Releases; Poured in PA Doc
Out d’ Coup | Dems Stumble Toward Impeachment; Mueller No Hero; Assange and War on Press; EU Neo-Fascists Win; Charter Appeals Board; SpaceX’s Starlink; ArtsFest YOLOing; Free Will Pints and Paws
Out d’Coup | Biden Chronicles; Abortion Bans; No Impeachment; 23 Dems and Counting; Borowicz White-Nationalist Selfie; PA Abortion Bill; APSCUF; One Pennridge; Space Wilderness; Beer; and, More
Out d'Coup Update for 5/27/19
Out d’Coup | Barr; Sunrise Movement; Medicare 4 All Hearing; Supermajority PAC; Business Unions for Biden; Knock Down the House; Metcalfe Anti-Vax Madness; Climate Denial; Summer Lee; Space News; Beer
Out d’Coup | Biden Announcement; Anita Hill; Warren’s Got a Plan for That; Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion; Trump Freakout about PA GOP; Bloomsburg U President; Space News; Lots of Beer!
Out d’Coup | Mueller Report; Bernie Takes Fox; Warren’s Big Policies; Gillibrand Both-Siderism; UBI in CA; Rutgers Union Win; NextGen in PA; Where’s Sean?; Star Trek; GoT; Our Planet; Free Will Beer
Out d'Coup | Thursday Night Episode; Guardian Breaks Story on Wolf Admin Ties to Big Oil; Shapiro Holds Line on Priest Abuse; Kutztown Budget Crisis - AGAIN; Space; Beer
Out d’Coup | Socialists in Chicago; Milwaukee Working Families; Fundraising Numbers; Highlander Fire; Creepy Joe; Iovino Win; Turzai LOL; Sanders on Fox; Robots Coming; Space; Floating Cities; Beer
Out d’Coup | Mueller Report Lite; No Abrams for Biden; Big Week for AOC & GND; Wackadoo Mike Lee; DNC Blacklist; PA Special Election; Jesus, Borowicz; Climate Denial Circus; #PAPromise; NASA; Beer
Out d’Coup | NZ Assault Ban; #EggBoy; Climate Crisis; Deep Throat?; Bernie Union; Beto Bucks; Nunes’ Mom; PA Anti-Union Bill; Safe Patient Ratios; #PAPromise Rally; PABPC Summit; Space News; Beer!
Out d’Coup | Sanders Oppo; NZ White Supremacist Kills 49; Beto In; Impeachment; Youth Climate Strike; PA Special Elections; Lehigh U #MeToo; Nasa News; Anchor Union; Shipp Brews; Free Will Flicks
Out d’Coup | HR1 For the People; Dems Fumble with Ilhan Omar; Manafort; Neoliberal Says Give Dem Socialists Their Turn; PA GOP; PA Dems Not Getting It; Space News; Free Will Releases; SNL on Feinstein
Out d’Coup | Cohen’s Mob Movie; Kim Jong Owned; Jayapal’s Medicare for All; Red Chicago; Climate Crisis; PA Charter Appeals Board; Strike in Erie; Space X Crew Dragon; Lunar Gateway; Free Will News
Out d’Coup | Run, Bernie, Run; More Teachers’ Strikes; Voter Fraud; Climate Change; White Terrorist; Metcalf’s Veggies; America Votes; Labor Notes; Union Caucuses; Space Force; Free Will; Pizza Boy
Out d’Coup | Trump’s Emergency; Sen. Turtle Fails; Beto 4 Senate?; Amazon Boo Hoos; GOP Student Loan Plan; Fetterman Mary Jane Tour; Block Rants; PASSHE; Free Will; Star Trek; Untold Histories; more
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