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 [...]

Later today, hundreds of community members will take to the streets to tell University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) officials that enough is enough. Enough of the poverty wages. Enough of the union-busting. Enough of the predatory insurance practices. Enough of the cut-throat corporate practices under the “non-profit” banner. Workers at UPMC are organizing a [...]

So, You Want to Go to College?

July 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared over at Lehigh Valley Vanguard, a new progressive visual and literary publication based out of Easton, PA. Marlana Eck is the founder and Editor of the Lehigh Valley Vanguard. Be sure to check out their full site and give them some love. The Lehigh Valley Vanguard is sponsored by Raging Chicken [...]

Sometimes you don’t even have to try. Huge HT to Keystone Politics for this one. Earlier today, John Geeting published this photo under the title: “#PABudget: The Republican Budget in One Photo.” The Corbett Budget Bird has got to be in contention for the best political photo of this election season. Check out the original [...]

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 [...]

 Editor’s Note: This is Steve Horn’s latest  piece that originally appeared over at DeSmogBlog. Check out more of Steve’s work from DeSmogBlog and give everyone at DeSmogBlog some love - visit their site for some of the best research debunking misinformation about climate science on the web.  On July 3, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) released June 2014 data showing oil-by-rail and petroleum products at-large [...]

While Pennsylvania’s corporate media has been all wrapped up in the micro-drama as to whether Gov. Tom Corbett will sign the budget passed by the General Assembly, little attention is being paid to what may be a preemptive strike against a Tom Wolf administration, should the Democrat win November’s gubernatorial election. And, the possibility of Wolf [...]

There is a remote possibility that Pennsylvania will finally ban the cruel practice of live pigeon shoots when the state senate reconvenes in September. Pennsylvania is the last state where pigeon shoots are legally held. Rep. John Maher had written an amendment to an animal cruelty bill that would ban the killing, serving, and eating [...]

 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.  Part 2: Problems with academic integrity in other Pennsylvania colleges. Among the mission statements of the University of North Dakota Department of Geology and Geological [...]

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