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Out d'Coup | Trump Calls on Mommy (of all bombs); More Cabinet Controversy; Sessions Cleans Filth; PA DEP Sues Rural Towns; PASSHE cuts; and, Space News!
It’s Friday, April 14, 2017. Another not so good friday - at least if we’re talking about the future of democracy. 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: Americans learn a new vocabulary word. Say it with me now: MOAB. Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb. But you call call it Mother. In order to avoid protesters so she can more effectively destroy public education, we are paying almost $8 million for federal marshals to protect Betsy DeVos. Safely past Women’s History Month, Trump signs bill (behind closed doors) that may leave as many as 4 million women without access to medical services. Another former Trump campaign staffer registering as foreign agent. Carter Page...really, Carter Page…is STILL in the news. Supreme Court now armed to repeal 20th Century. Gorsuch will cut his teeth on voting rights. And Jeff Sessions heads to the border to announce that he is weaponizing the Justice Department to take a stand against “the filth” - his words from his prepared remarks. Oh, and let’s not forget North Korea. Can you say….ah, shi-bal?
Closer to home, Anti-EPA Director of the EPA Scott Pruitt, heads to PA coal mine to announce his plans to remove environmental protections. The coal mine he chose to speak at was recently fined $3 million for dumping mine wastewater into tributaries of the Ohio River. And it seems like Pruit has a friend in PA as the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection sues two small rural towns for passing local laws banning underground disposal wells for fracking wastewater. You heard that right. The EPA is suing towns because they tried to protect the environment. According to a new report from PA Budget and Policy Center, PA taxpayers are footing the bill for teaching creationism in charter schools. PASSHE’s hired consultants visit campuses to determine how to give Chancellor Frank Brogan a green light to gut public higher education.
And what’s that? The first protest in space?
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Out d'Coup Xtra | Sean Kitchen interviews Elizabeth Fiedler, Sara Innamorato, and Summer Lee - Movement Candidates for PA State House
Out d'Coup Friday Round Table from Keystone Progress Summit
Out d'Coup | Live from Harrisburg @ Keystone Progress Summit
Out d'Coup | RIP Ursula Le Guin; Women's March 18; Trump's Whites Only Immigration; Meehan’s Bad Week; Rick Saccone; PA Gerrymander; PA Free College; PASSHE Report; Flip PA 170; Trumpy Bear; & beer!
Out d'Coup | It's Shut Down Friday!; Deportation Nation; Stormy Daniels; Good News for Some J20 Protesters; Metcalfe Needs Mommy; Pitt Post-Gazette Racism; PA Gerrymandering Case; Space News and Beer!
Out d'Coup | The Shithole President; Dossier Drama; Oprah or NOprah?; Turn PA Blue Event; More Sexual Harassment Fallout in Capitol; Daylin Op-Eds; Beer and More!
Out d'Coup | C-YA 2017; What's in Store for 2018; PA's Third Most Famous Groundhog; Sean's Camera Lens; and, more!
Out d'Coup Xtra | Collaborative Podcast with Inside 254! We Talk Sexual Misconduct in PA Capitol; Believing Women; and, the Opportunity to Organize for Power
Out d'Coup | Tax Bill Disaster; Toomey's Bucket List; Turning Point USA Scandal; J20; Dems Cave on DACA; Collab with Inside 254; Space News; Beer, and more!
Out d'Coup | Roy Moore and the Horse He Rode in On; FCC Ends Net Neutrality; #MeToo Daylight Coming to Harrisburg; SB3; DSA on the Rise; Space News and Beer!
Out d'Coup | Alt-Right Trolls Fail to Silence Sam Seder; CA Burns; Congressional Resignations; Daryl Metcalfe Heterosexual; Dark Money in PA; Space and Beer News!
Out d'Coup | GOP Tax Scam; Assault on Net Neutrality; Senator Blankenship?; Roy Moore; NY Times White Nationalist Controversy; TPUSA in PA; March on Harrisburg; and, more!
Out d'Coup Xtra | Noam Chomsky Interview from November 22, 2011
Out d'Coup | It's Monday?; Paradise Papers; Billionaire Media Play; GOP Tax Plan; Direct Actions in PA Capitol; Rick "Godly Heritage" Saccone for Congress; Sean talks "Wooder;" Beer and More
Out d'Coup Xtra | Interview with Dr. Colleen Clemens on Toxic Masculinity and Right-Wing Trolls
Out d'Coup | Huge Election Victories for Dems, DSA, and Our Revolution; More GOP Pedofilia in AL; Dems Still Pissed at Donna Brazile; Kutztown Professor Targeted by Right-Wing; TONS of beer news!
Out d'Coup Xtra | Chris Robé on His New Book, "Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas"
Out d'Coup | Climate Catastrophe a Good Bet; DHS Jihadist LARPer; Dems Under Fire; Sexism in State House; Dickinson College Blackface; Kenney to Seize Schools; March on H'Burg 2.0; and Beer!
Out d'Coup Xtra | Interview with Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek on Campus Equity Week, Adjunct Labor, and Solidarity
Out d'Coup | DNC Purges Berniecrats; Jeff Flake NOT a hero; Puerto Rico Shock Doctrine continues; Sean's RTK Scores Big; Wagner and Koch?; #PABudget?; Space News and Beer!
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