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Nothing. On April 7, Josh Maxwell, a candidate in the democratic 74th House District primary, published an oped on the issues affecting higher public education in Pennsylvania and mentioned nothing, not a single word, about State Senator Andy Dinniman’s PASSHE secession legislation, formally known as …

On Dismantling PASSHE: Privateers On Stage

March 18, 2014 // 3 Comments

Last week the PASSHE secessionists rolled out their PR wagons and hit the trail. On Tuesday March 11, Senators Tomlinson (R) and Dinniman (D) unveiled Senate Bill 1275 branded as “Stronger Pennsylvania Public Universities” during a morning press conference. The accompanying social media branding campaign …

Mantra #1 of investigative journalism: Follow the money. My early investigation into the branding campaign that accompanied State Senators Tommy Tomlinson’s and Andy Dinniman’s press conference regarding PASSHE secession legislation is leading down some interesting paths to say the least.  Exhibit A: Senators Tomlinson and Dinniman …

Editor’s Note: Later today, PA Senators Tomlinson (R) and Dinniman (D) are expected to unveil their proposal to allow PASSHE universities to secede from the state system and become a “state-related” university like Penn State or Temple. Raging Chicken Press was the first to report …

Mad Max Myers is not my Anti-Fracking Savior

February 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Originally posted at The Wrench: THE WRENCH: Mad Max Myers is not my Anti-Fracking Savior Recently, in the interest of providing our coalition membership an opportunity to educate themselves about the ideological commitments, policy positions, and political strategies of candidates aspiring to the nomination for …

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