September 15, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: ESPN European Honeymoon Idiot Edition

Since mid-2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in the Trump administration. Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its abusive dream mate with the kleptocratic administration of President Donald J. Trump. Trump and his lieutenants personify how money and greed, mixed with disrespect for constitutional values, know-nothing ignorance,
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September 7, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: Apocalypse Now Edition

Unprecedented violent storms are attacking our shores. North Korea’s got nukes. Russia hacked our election. And malevolent, corrupt, incompetent Donald Trump is the President of the United States. It looks like the end of the world might look. But for better or worse, the world hasn’t ended yet. So, hey, let’s start the countdown. Since
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September 6, 2017

DeVos Embrace of Predatory For-Profit Colleges Is Breathtaking

Betsy DeVos, whose interest in education prior to the Trump administration seemed mostly focused on K-12 schools, has made her mark as Secretary of Education instead with a remarkably blatant embrace of the worst demands of the for-profit college industry. The reputation of that industry, which at its peak a few years ago had 10
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August 31, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: Harvey Edition

Our hearts go out to the people of the Gulf Coast. It seems almost a quibble at this time to point out that their president and his team are a disgrace. But it’s not a quibble. Their disgracefulness relates directly to suffering and dangers in the Gulf (see especially Scott Pruitt, 2 below), and their
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August 31, 2017

Burning Houston Chemical Plant Highlights Trump-Pruitt Refusal To Improve Chemical Safety

This morning a flooded chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, 20 miles from Houston, continues to burn, after explosions there overnight sent plumes of smoke into the air. The plant, which has lost electric power, is owned by France’s Arkema Group, one of the world’s biggest chemical companies. An Arkema spokeswoman told the Associated Press that the fire “will
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August 30, 2017

SEC Commissioners Rejected Settlement with ITT Tech CEO

  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected a proposed settlement of the SEC’s lawsuit against two former executives of the collapsed for-profit college company ITT Educational Services. In a court filing on August 11, SEC lawyers told the Court that “the Commission will not approve the proposed settlements” with former ITT CEO Kevin
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August 28, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: Arpaio Impunity Edition

Since mid-2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has counted down the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in the Trump administration. Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its abusive dream mate with the kleptocratic administration of President Donald J. Trump. Trump and his lieutenants personify how money and greed, mixed with disrespect for constitutional values, know-nothing
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August 22, 2017

Trump Terrible 10 – Adorable Kentucky Daytrip Edition

Since mid-2017, “Trump Terrible 10” has counted down the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in the Trump administration. Usually we provide detailed justifications for each rankee. But we quit that, for now, because we gotta work and you know the details. 10. Louise Linton, wife of the Secretary of the Treasury Posted tacky designer Instagram message
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