Governor Corbett

As the Ronald Tomalis scandal unfolded, acting Department of Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq admitted to cleansing emails on a nightly basis, and that’s probably extremely illegal.   Now the conservative leaning Pittsburgh Tribune is calling the Corbett administration out on that admission.  They wrote: First, there are the meetings with political operatives in the governor’s office. While [...]

Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia may have found an entry-way to the cure for AIDS. Once the HIV virus enters the body it can lie dormant for years. It can also evolve into AIDS.  But, until now, it could never be removed. It’s far too early to claim an AIDS cure—there still has to be [...]

Editor’s Note: Late this afternoon, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) issued the following press release in response to the retrenchment notices issued to five PASSHE universities yesterday. Raging Chicken Press received the press release after Kevin Mahoney’s piece on this issue was already posted to our site. We thought Raging [...]

On Hardball earlier this evening, Chris Matthews covered Joni Ernst’s nullification video which was released by The Daily Beast.  In the video, the Iowa senatorial candidate said “as a U.S. senator, why should we be passing laws that the states are considering nullifying.” So Ernst is kinda for nullification and continued with “we are way overstepping bounds [...]

Keystone Progress, the Harrisburg, PA-based progressive organization, announced yesterday that it had filed a Right-to-Know request with Governor Tom Corbett’s office seeking information about interactions between Corbett and casino owner and right-wing political financier Sheldon Adelson. The request follows revelations last month that  Adelson made an illegal donation of $987,844 to a political action committee charged with [...]

Clear as Fracked Water

June 26, 2014 // 4 Comments

In case anyone missed the mini-fight for control of the PA Democratic Party that unfolded over the June 20th weekend, here’s a recap. Gov. Corbett’s campaign war chest is full of gas industry contributions, but  Democratic challenger, Tom Wolf‘s campaign received some, too.  On June 16, Karen Feridun, founder of Berks Gas Truth, pointed out [...]

President Obama took one of the largest steps on combating climate change?  Huh?  That means it’s time for Governor Tom Corbett to cue the Remember the Alamo War on Coal rhetoric that got Tom Smith elected to the Senate and Mitt Romney to the White House.  Oh wait, that didn’t work to well in 2012 for [...]

In response to an industry that didn’t pay their taxes and left Pennsylvania’s forests naked once their natural resources were depleted, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania created its first state park in 1893.  No, the industry that was responsible for clear cutting most of Pennsylvania’s forests wasn’t the natural gas industry.  The resource extraction industry that was ultimately responsible [...]

Earlier this week, presidential hopeful and Florida Senator Marco Rubio jumped on the anti-science, “humans aren’t causing climate change” bandwagon to pander to the crazies inside the Republican Party.  In an interview with ABC, Rubio stated: I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists [...]

[Part 1: Lackawanna College, a two-year college in Scranton, Pa., accepted a $2.5 million endowment from Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. to strengthen that college’s programs and ties to the oil and gas industry.] Two of the reasons Pennsylvania has no severance tax and one of the lowest taxes upon shale gas drilling are because of [...]

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