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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
Run, Bernie, Run. Bernie Sanders officially threw his hat into the presidential race this week. His campaign raised $5.9 million from 223,047 individuals in its first 24 hours, millions of dollars more than any other Democratic party candidate thus far.
West Virginia teachers have another successful strike. They beat back attempts to introduce charter schools across the state. Oakland teachers walked out on Thursday demanding smaller classes, charter school oversight, more school nurses and guidance counselors. And they are demanding a 12% pay increase after years of austerity. Oakland is one of the epicenters of What’s going on? Well, rank-and-file, progressive caucuses have a lot to do with it.
North Carolina election board calls for a new vote in the congressional race in which the Republican candidate and his campaign committed what looks like to normal people as systemic voter fraud.
More conjecture on the status of the Mueller probe while Trump officials apparently tried to sell nuclear tech to Saudi Arabia. And as if to add insult to injury, Trump is preparing to launch a Presidential Committee on Climate Security to determine if climate change actually a national security threat like the Pentagon says it is. The Washington Post reports that Trump wants the committee to be led by climate denier, William Happer, who says CO2 is not a pollutant, it’s an asset. Back in 2014, Happer even compared CO2 to Jews in Nazi Germany, “demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler,” he said.
A self-described white-supremacist Coast Guard officer is arrested for planning a terrorist attack to kill prominent Democratic lawmakers including AOC, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and several high-profile television anchors from MSNBC and CNN.
Daryl Metcalfe loves his vegetables. Chris Rabb calls out Tom Wolf for doubling on Natural Gas exploitation.
Sean ended up driving through Wednesday’s snowstorm to get to the America Votes conference in DC and will recap some of the speakers who attended it.
China’s moon landing on the dark side may just launch a new space race. China’s future plans include a new space station, a lunar base and possible sample return missions from Mars. And China’s military space program “continues to mature rapidly,” according to the Department of Defense.
Trump officially signs a directive to establish the Space Force. Space Policy Directive - 4 calls for a commander of the Space Force who will “lead space warfighting through global space operations that may occur in the space domain, the terrestrial domains, or through the electromagnetic spectrum.”
NASA is planning to put astronauts back on the moon by 2028. That was Trump’s Space Policy Directive - 1 if you’re keeping score at home. Space race indeed.
Facebook told me that one year ago today, my daughter and I finished the first stage of the 1,969 piece Lego NASA Apollo Saturn V rocket.
Today is National Margarita Day and Free Will has got a double release for you. Not only do we get the 5th of May - a sour ale aged in tequila barrels with key limes and Himalayan salt; but, we also get one my all-time favorites, Safeword - an Imperial IPA with mangoes and habanero peppers, 10.4% ABV and burns so sweet.
Sean makes his legendary return to Pizza Boy.
Out d'Coup | PA Senate Passes Abortion Ban and Paycheck Deception Bills; White Nationalists Go to College; Trumplandia Files; Daylin Leach Launches #ShitGibbon; and, more!
Out d'Coup | Trump Fire Hose Still on Full Blast; War on the World; Protests Grow; PA Anti-Abortion Legislation; and a Stench-o-Meter?
Out d'Coup | Massive Protests Continue; Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight; Trump's State Run Media; PASSHE; Sanctuary Cities, and More
Out d'Coup | The Invasion has Begun - Trump's Inauguration Day; PA Dems Refuse to Learn Lessons of 2016; Big News for Rick Smith Show; Music &More!
Out d'Coup | Sean Kitchen Kicked Out of Wagner's Gubernatorial Event; PA Sen. Casey Shows His Big Pharma Cred; Media Unprepared for Raw Power Play by Trump Administration
Out d'Coup | Dark Money Backs Senator Scott Wagner's Bid for Governor; News from Trumplandia; Need for Independent, Media; and, beer!
Out d' Coup | PA's Right-Wing Governor-in-Waiting; Two Books for Organizing in 2017; and, Happy Holidays!
Out d'Coup | Winter is Coming! We're Back Talking Trumplandia, Normalizing White Supremacy, and new Raging Chicken Contributors
Rex Tillerson and Trump's Suicide Squad; Return of RCP Podcast; Expanding for the Fight Back!
Out d'Coup | Hillary Health Conspiracies; Democrats Seeking Love-Fest with GOP; PA Legislation Update; and, 93% of APSCUF Members Vote to Authorize Strike
Out d'Coup | Presidential Forum Flop, High Tech Wage Theft Still Hanging Around, APSCUF Faculty Strike Authorization Vote, & Much More!
Out d'Coup | Invasion of the Taco Trucks; Corruption in Philly District Attorney's Office; Philly Copy with White Nationalist Tatoos; APSCUF strike authorization vote and more!
Colleen Clemens on Gender & the Olympics | Clip from August 16, 2016 episode of The Sit Down
The Sit Down | Colleen Clemens is on talking gender and the Olympics; feministing in higher education; Trump and misogyny in the 2016 presidential election; and, more!
Out d'Coup | The Trump (De)Files; PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane Convicted; Senator Toomey Stays Cozy With Trump; APSCUF Sets Strike Authorization Vote; and, more!
Out d'Coup | Trump off the rails again; new polls good news for Democrats; police shooting in Harrisburg; craft beer now at PA farmers markets, and more!
Out d'Coup | Trump Tests Out Derailing His Campaign; Bernie Launches "Our Revolution"; Big Progressive Win in Washington State; New Poll Shows Hillary With Big Lead in PA
Out d'Coup | LIVE (sort of) We talk GOP Convention, DNC Convention in Philly, Protests, Social Movements and More! #DemsInPhilly
The Sit Down | March for a Clean Energy Revolution in Philly ahead of the DNC. Interviews with activists and commentary
Out d'Coup | Today: RNC Craziness, DNC Protests, Social Movements, Pokemon Go, Coffee, & Beer
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