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| Industry Group Uses Poverty, Crime and Youth Unemployment As Excuses to NOT Raise the Minimum Wage
The following article has been crossposted from the Raging Chicken Press . Yesterday I attended the Senate Labor and Industry Committee hearing on raising the minimum wage. Enjoy! Knowing that an ...
|Former Cop Turned PA Lawmaker Has Somewhat Racially Charged Facebook Photo & It’s a Doozy
The following was crossposted from the Raging Chicken Press . There are more links and audio of Vereb comparing ...
|#BaltimoreRiots: PA Legislator Compares Union Workers to Rioters
No, really folks. A Pennsylvania Republican, Mike Vereb, went on a conservative radio show based out of Philadelphia and compared unions to Baltimore Rioters . Of course there's some back story ...
|#StopFastTack: James Hoffa Calls Bulls*it On Obama's TPP Strategy
Teamsters President James Hoffa was in Hershey this week for the annual Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters. At the conference, Hoffa was interviewed by Rick Smith, host of the Rick Smith Show, ...
|Collective Bargaining Transparency Laws Latest ALEC & State Think Tank Attacks
In Pennsylvania and 8 other states, conservative think tanks in the State Policy Network and ALEC web are pushing "collective bargaining transparency" legislation. These bills would neuter the ...
|Lawmakers Want to Make Taunting a Cop a Serious Crime in PA
The following has been cross posted from the Raging Chicken Press, and yes, this did happen today (audio and links found on the link)! It was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on the hill today, ...
|Koch Brother Funded Group Harasses College Professors and State Workers
In Pennsylvania, there is an anti-union, Koch Brother funded organization that is harrassing college professors and faculty workers within the State System of Higher Education. Why is Simon ...
|Pennsylvania Lawmaker Gives the Best Speech on Medical Marijuana
Yesterday, Republican and Democratic senators in Pennsylvania held a hearing for medical marijuana in the state. After the hearing, the mothers and fathers of sick children who have been pushing ...
|Republican Nominated Judge Meant No Ill Intent Behind Racially Charged Email
Democrats in Pennsylvania are an extremely minority party when it comes to the House and Senate, but we elected a Democratic Governor. On top of that, there were two State Supreme Court vacancies ...
|How Pennsylvania Media Outlets Took Part in Climate Change Omission
This post is a follow up to my previous diary and was cross-posted from the Raging Chicken Press . Yesterday morning, I had my first “Welcome to Harrisburg, kiddo” experience when ...
|PA Lawmakers Hold Climate Change Press Conference and No Press Attended
Just so everyone knows, I have been working for the Rick Smith Show the past month as the producer and capitol reporter for Rick's show. At 11 am this morning, I was at a press conference on the ...
|PA Bill Will Allow College Students to Gamble Away Student Debt
No really . Instead of funding public higher education and fixing the damage that Governor Corbett wreaked on public education during his one term as governor, Pennsylvania State Senator and ...
|Six Philadelphia Middle School Teachers to Hold Opt-Out Organizing Session
Last week, the Philadelphia City Paper reported that six teachers were able to get over 100 students to opt out of the state mandated exam. The amount of students who have opted out was equivalent ...
|Phila. School District Going After Teachers Who Support Opt Out Movement
The following was crossposted from the Raging Chicken Press . Last week,
|PA Lawmakers Claim Welfare Money Wasted On Lazy People Who Do Drugs
Pennsylvania is so Pennsylvania right now. Unlike the rest of the country, Pennsylvania is usually 4-8 years behind the country on every political landscape and this past election proved just that.
|Union Busting Swill Banned From Tom Wolf's Inaugural Party
Yuengling Lager sucks anyway, but is there anything else to say besides " Tip of the hat to you Governor Wolf ?"
|PA's Poorest Pay 2-3 Times in State Income Tax Percent than Top 1 Percent
Cross posted from the Raging Chicken Press . During the gubernatorial campaign, incoming governor Tom Wolf emphasized that the state’s richest need to pay fair share in state ...
|A Look at 2015: Building a Progressive Voice in Harrisburg
Here are some “New Year’s resolutions” that I want for the Raging Chicken Press and the Rick Smith Show. For the past year and a half, I have been working full-time hours with part time pay at ...
|#ShawShooting: Police Use Dog-Whistle Language in Shooting of Vonderrit Myers
The following blog was crossposted from the Raging Chicken Press Last night, there was another police shooting in the St. Louis area. Family members of Vonderrit Myers claim that he was unarmed, ...
|#PAGov: Tom Corbett Keeps Philadelphia School District in Perpetual Crisis Mode
What Governor Corbett is doing to public education in Philadelphia is pretty sadistic. When faced with crisis, Governor Corbett chooses to keep the Philadelphia School District in perpetual crisis ...
|Tom Corbett Believes Migrant Children are Bring Diseases to the United States
Even though Pennsylvania is thousands of miles from the border, Governor Tom Corbett thought it would be good to open his mouth and place his foot in it again. While talking to the CBS radio ...
|RGA Breaks Campaign Finance Laws for Corbett and Adelson; Blames Tom Wolf
The Republican Governor’s Association has a Political Action Committee, the RGP Pennsylvania PAC, which is set up to help Governor Tom Corbett to win reelection. Sometime earlier this year, ...
|Hey PA Kossacks, It's Time to Make #ByeByeTom Stick
For those of you who follow Pennsylvania politics by using the #PAPolitics, #PAGov or #Pabudget hashtags, let's make #ByeByeTom stick. This week, three polls were released showing Tom, the ...
|PA GOP Senator: Gay Republican House Member Should Have Stayed in Closet
The article was crossposted from the Raging Chicken Press In December 2012,State Representative Mike Fleck, a republican from rural Pennsylvania, publicly ...
|Tom Corbett Bashes Teachers Union After Student's Death
No really... Last week in the Philadelphia School District, a student attending a public school with no full time nurse on staff died due to health complications. This is the second time this has ...
|TOM CORBETT WILL NOT CHALLENGE SAME SEX RUILING
Update: Tom Corbett will not change ruiling, title changed from "It Has Been 24 Hours Since Same Sex Marriage Appeal and Governor Corbett Is Still Silent" It has been 24 hours since Judge Jones has ...
|#PAGov: PA Voters Against Fracking Welcome Tom Wolf as Democratic Nominee
At Tom Wolf’s acceptance speech last night in York, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Voters Against Fracking, the environmental group who has been following around the four democratic candidates for ...
|Conservative Pennsylvania Catholics Lose Their Minds on Gay Marriage
Big news in Pennsylvania today! Gay people are able to get marriaed and be given the same rights as us striaght people! Yay? Right? Well, according to the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and ...
|Brendan Boyle Still Stumping as Pro-Choice with an Anti-Choice History
Authors Note: Full Audio can be found here In the beginning of the Pennsylvania 13th Congressional Debate, moderator Larry Kane used the first four questions to ask candidates about a single ...
|#PA13 Brendan Boyle is a Hypocrite When it Comes to Wealth and Campaign Funding
Series of typos in headline have been fixed...#happyhour So the "I'm the Middle Class" candidate in the PA 13 primary race, Brendan Boyle, launched another "wealth attack" on Daily Kos endorsed ...
|PA 13: Boyle's Support for Roe v. Wade is a Steaming Pile of Bullsh*t
At the latest PA 13th Congressional Forum, State Rep Brandon Boyle went on the record stating that he supports Roe v. Wade, even though he has had a troubled pro-choice record. Our latest blog, ...
|How I'm connected to State Rep Boyle & Why His Union Busting Education Policies Suck
The following article is about how I am connected to State Rep Brendan Boyle, who is running for Congress in Pennsylvania's 13th district. The following article was previously posted on my blog . ...
|There Is a Money Driven Campaign to Destroy PA Higher Ed
There is an active public relations campaign to dismantle Pennsylvania's 14 state university system known as the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education - or PASSHE. The secession campaign is ...
|Philadelphia Low Wage and Fast Food Workers Hungry for a $15 Minimum Wage
This article has been crossposted from the Raging Chicken Press ! The low-wage worker campaign that has swept across the country since November 2012 is primed to make its Philadelphia debut. The ...
|In Response to Gas Well Explosion, Chevron Gives Resident's Free Pizza
Yes. This really did happen . On Feb 11 in Dunkard PA, a Chevron owned natural gas well went boom, killed a couple a couple of workers, and was on fire until earlier today. As a PR gesture, ...
|Tom Corbett isn't a Killer, But Republican Policies Are.
This article was crossposted from the Raging Chicken and is a response to John Micek's opinion piece in the Patriot News. On February 12, John Micek from the Patriot News took Michael Morrill from ...
|SNAPshot: John Hanger and Union Activist Speak Out Against Schwartz’s Farm Bill Vote
The following article was crossposted from the Raging Chicken Press , Pennsylvania's premiere grassroots blog. UPDATE [10:24] : Jon Geeting from Keystone Politics writes that the program that ...
|Cliff Funding of Pennsylvania Public Higher Education to Continue; Hurts Students and Professors
The article was crossposted from the Raging Chicken Press . At Governor Corbett’s budget address , the governor will continue the cliff funding of public higher education. Governor Corbett’s ...
|Christie Tells Crowd "Days Like This Inspire Me;" Then NY Times Publishes Story on Bridgegate
So file this one in the "irony" folder. Chris Christie was in Moonachie, NJ this morning and told a crowd of people : It’s days like this that inspire me to keep going. When you see folks ...
|A Tale of Two Pennsylvanias: Labor & Community Groups Endorse John Hanger for Gov
This article was crossposted from the Raging Chicken Press . On Saturday February 1, community and progressive activist organizations from Southeastern Pennsylvania are holding an event for ...
|#PA13 Dems Have Opportunity to Pick Progressive House Member for Decades to Come
This article was crossposted from the Raging Chicken Press. Yesterday, I attended a debate for Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional Democratic Primary. Whoever wins this seat will most likely have ...
|Tom Corbett Brags About Unemployment When 15k Drop Out of PA's Workfoce
Governor Corbett had some bragging going on this afternoon when he learned about Pennsylvania's unemployment numbers. Uneployment went from 7.3% to 6.9% . What Governor Corbett forgot to brag ...
|Senator Casey Weary on TPP
So let's put Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey in the "lets go with the way the wind blows" category when it comes to making tough stances on certain policy issues, but it appears that Senator Casey is ...
|Grassroots and Dark Money Groups Building Media Campaign for Right to Work in PA
This article has been cross-posted from the Raging Chicken Press . (hyperlinks can be found on original post, too lazy to copy all of them) The never-ending push for Right to Work (for less) ...
|Why Does Allyson Schwartz Keep Casting Bad Votes on the Affordable Care Act?
With liberals under the assumption that Allyson Schwartz is the “ progressives’ pick ” for the 2014 gubernatorial election, why does New Democrat Allyson Schwartz continue to take bad votes ...
|Possible Christie Impeachment Isn't Even an Argument
Is it? I mean c'mon. If an investigation or a journalist finds out that Christie had any part in this scandal, there will be no argument over his possible impeachment. Besides violating the ...
|RIP MentatMark- UE Activist and Dkos Blogger
Hello everyone in the "Support of Labor" group. I haven't seen anything in the group about this post - or the fact that it may be a little late, but last week we lost a fighter in the class war. ...
|Tom Corbett’s “Conversion” on LGBTQ Law and Lame Excuse that Whitewashes His Bigotry
This post is cross-posted from our blog, The Raging Chicken Press . To follow us on facebook, click here ! So Governor Corbett had a sudden conversion on some of his views on issues affecting the ...
|20 Years Ago, She Lost Her House Seat Because She Wanted To Cut Social Security. Still Didn't Learn
Yeah, this really happened last week. I was attending a DFA meeting and PA 13 Dem Candidate Marjorie Margolies went off the rails. Like literally. Off. The. Rails. The following was crossposted ...
|Allyson Schwartz Communications Director Calls Vote on SS Cuts "Leadership"
So Allyson Schwartz has found herself in a clusterfuck with the latest Third Way fiasco, but earlier today, a Schwartz campaign aide defended a Schwartz budget vote that attacked SS, Medicare and ...
|Government Hating Democrats like Joe Manchin Need to be Removed from the Party
In the name of “compromise,” Senator Joe Manchin went on Morning Joe and called for a “Simpson Bowles template” to fix the government shutdown / debt ceiling debacle. In doing so, Manchin ...
|One Term Tom Corbett Continues to Dig Hole on Marriage Equality
Governor Tom Corbett was on the radio this morning, and was grilled on his positions on same-sex marriage. He believes that the choice of gay marriage should go before the “legislature,” which ...
|Blood on Gov Corbett’s Hands: Phila. Edu Crisis Claims Life of Asthmatic Student
When is it ok to label a state or local politician a “murderer?” Should it be ok to label Governor Tom Corbett a “murder” because of his attacks on public education which killed a 12 year ...
|Range Resources Doesn't Know Chemical Composition of Their Frack Fluid
A court opinion (which can be viewed in its entireity) issued by Smith Butz LLC to the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board shows that Range Resources failed to provide chemical information and ...
|PA Lawmaker Blasts Legislation that Puts Fossil Fuels over Endangered Species
The following is from Stephen McCarter's press release: Following a joint public hearing of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and the House Game and Fisheries Committee today, ...
|Allyson Schwartz: The Cory Booker of the Marcellus Shale
We all know that Allyson Schwartz is the "pro-corporate" candidate in the PA Dems race. She's supported Wall Street in the run-up to the recession, she supported Pharma during the ACA debates, she ...
|Pennsylvania System of Higher Ed Slashing Faculty; More Schools to Follow Suit
At the same time as the strangling of the Philadelphia School District, the effects of Governor Corbett's cradle to the grave attacks on public education have been felt at the State System of Higher ...
|Vladimir Putin Pens Remarkable OpEd in NY Times
There are parts of Putin's NY Times oped that I am in disagreement with, but for the most part, he is correct. The major point of contention I have with the Putin oped deals with who has used the ...
|If Assad is overthrown, then what will happen to the Alawites?
If the Obama Administration's endgame is to weaken and overthrow Assad (which I believe is their endgame because it weakens Iran), what will overthrowing Assad's regieme do to the Alawites in Syria?
|How is Obama Admin Guilt Tripping Americans into Syria Different than Bush and Iraq?
So this is how tomorrow morning will play out. John Kerry, Samantha Powers, or Joe Biden or one of the three or all of the three will make their rounds on the Sunday talk shows trying to convinence ...
|If Obama is Serious on Syria Endgame, 75,000 Troops Will be Needed
So, not many in the media have been citing this document and all the blogs that are citing it are conservative news organizations, but a Congressional Research Service report stated that the ...
|How about giving a damn about the American People?
In Philadelphia, my hometown, 24 schools closed. In Chicago, over 50 schools were closed. Camden, New Jersey is a barren wasteland. Harrisburg, PA went bankrupt. So is Detriot. You can throw ...
|Syria Should be Our Line in the Sand
For progressives and those wanting to end the clusterfu*k that is "Post 9/11 America," Syria must be our "line in the sand," and we must keep the president to his words when talking about the "...
|Playing for "Team Blue" Makes it Easier to Capitulate to Actions Against Syria
Let's be honest folks. I hate to doll out the "if this was Bush" argument, but if it was, we know that there would be no diaries, ZERO, saying "I stand with W on opening up a pandora's box that we ...
|Documents Show Natural Gas Lobbying Groups Threatens Endangered Species in PA
In my latest article on the Raging Chicken Press , I obtained, and published, an email and letter from the Marcellus Shale Coalition. The email and letter is another attempt by the fossil fuels ...
|When Rand Paul is the Voice of Reason on Syria, Democrats are Doomed
There are two points I would like to make in this diary about Syria, but before that, I think that Rand Paul is batshit crazy on most policy issues that he takes. With that being said, the ...
|Boycott Yuengling Beer Products Over Support of Right to Work in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania activists are trying to mount a boycott effort against Yuengling Beer for the billionaire owners support of Right to No Work in Pennsylvania. You can find the boycott page here... At ...
|NSA, Total Surveillance and Social Movements
Here is a simple question I have out there for a lot of people who are still defending the NSA and the surveillance culture it has created. I am was an Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Philadelphia ...
|Pennsylvania Senator wants "Competitive Advantage," Goes after State Protected Endangered Species
This article has been cross posted from the Raging Chicken Press. Today, we published a letter from a state senator to a constituent regarding changes in how the Commonwealth protects state-...
|Environmental Legislation in Pennsylvania Threatens Whistleblowers & Protected Species
This article was cross posted from the Raging Chicken Press. To see links and embedded source documents for the article, please click here : In the meantime, enjoy this doozy on how Pennsylvania ...
|When the NSA and GCHQ loses Andrew Sullivan, It's Time to Give Up
The game is over. Even Andrew Sullivan has jumped ship of the NSA and GCHQ. In Greenwald's defense, he writes : "A disclosure upfront: I have met David Miranda as part of a my friendship with ...
|Pennsylvania State System of Higher Ed taken over by Jeb Bush Acolyte and School Voucher Creator
This excerpt has been cross posted from the Raging Chicken Press and it reveals who is the next head of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The PASSHE Board of Governor's chose a Jeb ...
|Fighting for a Voice at the Table, Philadelphia Charter School Teachers Rally for Unionization
This article has been cross posted from the Raging Chicken Press On August 13th, Olney Charter High School students and members from the community held a demonstration outside of ASIPRA for PA’s ...
|Is CBS Pitt Shilling for Natural Gas Drilling?
[H/T] to John Anderson from DIYMedia for raising this question . Here’s half of his article, the other half can be found on the link provided above. From the bullsh*t propaganda department: on ...
|Mike Fitzpatrick Challenger Kevin Strouse Discusses NSA at Grassroots Meeting
This article is cross-posted on the Raging Chicken Press On Thursday, August 1, Montgomery County DFA hosted an intimate talk with 8th Congressional District Candidate Kevin Strouse, attendees ...
|Someone (Will Bunch) Finally Questions Allyson Schwartz's "New Democrat" Record
It's about time someone in the Pennsylvania media, outside of local progressive blogs, finally questions and calls out Allyson Schwartz's horrid non-progressive idea. Like the mission of the Daily ...
|PA County Commissioner Defies PA Law and Signs 1st Same-Sex Marriage License in State History
This happened in Pennsylvania today! Please check back to the Raging Chicken Press for updates because I placed calls to the parties involved with this issue. Call it a coup by local democratic ...
|The Best Fracking Health Study Pennsylvania's GOP could Buy.
The article was cross posted from the Raging Chicken Press . Pennsylvania Republicans are once again playing politics, pitting the welfare of Commonwealth residents against the natural gas industry.
|The "Snowden Effect" in the Media
I am just using this diary to point out an article by Jay Rosen. NYU Journalism Professor Jay Rosen has been documenting the NSA Leaks over the past month on his blog "Pressthink" and he's coined ...
|Why I Won't Watch MSNBC
With the lack of the NSA / Edward Snowden leaks, it has become painfully obvious that MSNBC has become the Obama News Network. It's been that way for a while now, but the debates the news network ...
|One Simple Thought on Venezuela and Snowden
Should we be surprised that Snowden was granted asylum by Venezuela? No we shouldn't, and before we start playing the pinko card, which will most definitely happen on all the Sunday talk shows, we ...
|PA Health Care Activist Arrested Outside Gov Corbett's Mansion for Chalking
This article was cross-posted by from the Raging Chicken Press . As reported on the Raging Chicken Press last night, a dozen uninsured health care activists staged a sit-in inside the state ...
|Daily Banter Still In Greenwald Denial Mode; Won’t go after Barton Gellman for same reporting
If the Daily Banter is still going to crucify Glenn Greenwald on PRISM and NSA leaks, then why won't they go after Barton Gellman? This article is cross posted from the Raging Chicken Press and more ...
|From the Isle of Denial; Bob Cesca of The Daily Banter Leads the Liberal Crusade Against Greenwald
The following article was cross-posted from the Raging Chicken Press and looks at Bob Cesca's analysis of Glenn Greenwald's reporting.
|Tom Corbett Administration's Gun on State Universities Directive
Yesterday, the Raging Chicken Press released an article about Kutztown University allowing students who have government permits to carry on campus. The students would not have been able to have the ...
|Kutztown U Allowing Guns on its Campus
This article was originally posted in the Raging Chicken Press , which is a blog I write for, and it just so happens that the university I attend, and where we're based, has changed it's gun policy.
|Unemployed in Pennsylvania? According to Tom Corbett, you must be on drugs.
You can't fix stupid, and our lovely governor has ventured into the land of being a dumb piece of shit once again. Tom Corbett on unemployment in Pennsylvania: Via ThinkProgress : CORBETT: The ...
|Micah Uetricht on the Fight for 15 and the Chicago Workers Strike
In my latest installment of the " Raging Chicken Press Interview Series ," I had the opportunity to interview In These Times labor journalist Micah Uetricht. In the interview, Micah described that ...
|President Obama’s Student Loan Interest Rate Plan: Short term gains with no long term solutions
The following diary is crossposted in full from the Raging Chicken Press. To read the other half of the article please click on the following link . A major issue for college students in the 2012 ...
|Abu Ghrab Contracting Firm Has Presence in Phila. Fusion Intel Center
In Philadelphia, Dustin Slaughter, Kenneth Lipp and Joanne Michelle of Phily Declaration have been doing awesome work on who exactly is running the new "40,000 square foot" Delaware Valley ...
|In Race to the Bottom, General Electric Shipping 1,000 Union Jobs from Erie, PA. to RTW Texas
Once again, here is another story of a corporation shipping jobs for lower wages, but this time, it is happening within the United States. In Erie, Pa., General Electric has a plant that works on ...
|Chester County Workers Beats Taxpayer Funded Union Buster Peter List by 2-1 Margin
A couple of weeks ago, Rich Eline (a Daily Kos blogger whose handle I cannot find at the present moment) contacted us at the Raging Chicken Press. He informed us that Chester County, which is ...
|Pennsylvania Republican Representative Living like a Fat Cat off of School Profiteers and others
Jim Christiana, a republican representative who is on the rise in Pennsylvania, went on a spending splurge this past election season after he received $310,000 from campaign contributors. He ...
|"If Obama approves the XL, expect more lawsuits, blockades and actions we haven seen before"
In an interview I conducted with Philip Phil Aroneanu, 350.Org Co-Founder and Campaign Director, he had a simple warning for President Obama. He said: "If President Obama approves the Keystone XL ...
|Petition MSNBC to Fully Disclose Ed Rendell's Ties to "Fix the Debt" When he Appears on TV
Hello Everyone! I have started a CREDO Action petition and I need your help getting it out on the internet. We are going after Ed Rendell and his ties to the billionaire front group "Fix the Debt."
|PA Rep Garth Everett Bought and Sold by Natty Gas Threatens to Kick Fracktivist out of the Town Hall
This article is cross-posted from the Raging Chicken Press. To watch the embeded video of Representative Everett threatening to kick an activist out of a public meeting, please click on the ...
|New PA Lotto Owners to Double Lotto Tickets/Stop Charity Donations in England
Earlier this month, Governor Tom Corbett privatized and outsourced the state's lottery to Camelot Gaming Services - an English Lottery Company. According to the Daily Mail, Camelot is doubling the ...
|Electoral College Reform: Senator Pileggi’s Plan Mirrors RNC Agenda to Steal Future Elections
The following is crossposted from the Raging Chicken Press. The Pennsylvania GOP is – once again – trying to make a concerted effort to change how our democracy functions so future Republican ...
|Tom Corbett Falls Into Self-Preservation Mode: Sues NCAA for Penn State Sanctions
This article was cross posted from the Raging Chicken Press. Please click on link for the video. With Pennsylvania’s crumbling infrastructure, underfunded public school districts in urban areas,
|Smerconish Calls out Tom Corbett for using Penn State to gain voters
To watch video please click here Moderate Philadelphia radio show host Michael Smerconsih was filling in for Chris Matthews on tonight’s Hardball, and ended the program talking about Tom Corbett’
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