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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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PA State Rep. Chris Rabb Speaks at 2017 Keystone Progress Summit
Out d'Coup | Get It Together PA Democrats; PA Pipeline Protests; Bannon Ramps Up Media Attacks; Make Somalia Great Again?; & so much more.
The Sit Down | We're Back! Talking with Matt Breidenstein and Ajay Joshi from PhillyProgressives.com
Out d'Coup | Tuesdays w/ Toomey; PA Student Power Fights for $15; Flynn Says Bye-Bye; Net Neutrality Fight's Strange Alliances; and, Drunken Capitol Break-In
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!
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