October 17, 2019

Bill in Congress Would End Taxpayer Aid to For-Profit Colleges. Good.

Today Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a bill that would bar the Department of Education from sending federal student grants and loans to for-profit colleges. I support this legislation, at the very least for its value as a wake up call to a bad-behaving industry and its paid cheerleaders in
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October 16, 2019

Our Country Needs To Wake Up

Our country needs to wake up. We have a president who is extraordinarily corrupt, dishonest, incompetent, unbalanced, racist, misogynist, and who acts with utter contempt for the law and utter disregard for our security. It’s time for everyone, every day, to say this person is not capable of serving as president. Today, the President said
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October 10, 2019

She’s Not Going To Jail, But DeVos Needs To Act On Predatory College Collapses

While a federal judge pondered throwing the book at Betsy DeVos for abusing ex-students of a shuttered predatory for-profit college chain, DeVos’s Department of Education seemed to finally take a small step to protect students and taxpayers from the possible collapse of another of these institutions. Monday morning in federal court in San Francisco, U.S.
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October 7, 2019

Juul Deploying Big Tobacco Playbook to Preempt Local Control

In a new white paper by Local Solutions Support Center (LSSC) and Illumination Investigations, Evan Vorpahl and Lisa Graves document how Juul has flooded statehouses with lobbyists to advance T-21 legislation – bills to raise the purchase age of tobacco to 21, but that include poison pill measures preempting local governments from further regulating tobacco
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October 1, 2019

Koch Puppet to Trump Henchman: Mike Pompeo’s Never Gonna Be President Now

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is stonewalling, using contrived excuses to delay House investigators from questioning State Department officials who have information relevant to the Trump impeachment inquiry. He’s also been concealing his own involvement: It emerged last night that Pompeo actually listened live to the fated call between Donald Trump and Ukraine president Volodymyr
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September 30, 2019

Our Republican Politicians Have Left America

The President of the United States was caught red-handed engaging in a blatant crime against our country: using hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars, committed by Congress for national security purposes, as leverage to pressure a foreign leader to dig up dirt on a top U.S. political rival. A courageous government whistleblower brought forth the
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September 30, 2019

CFPB Probes, Rebukes Controversial College Operator CEHE

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is investigating student loan practices at the college chain operator Center for Excellence in Higher Education (CEHE), which already has been facing law enforcement actions by the U.S. Justice Department and the Colorado attorney general. Filings posted on the CFPB website show that the controversial college operator this spring
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September 24, 2019

Let’s March To Demand Impeachment

Donald Trump is the most corrupt president in our history, endlessly seeking to use his presidential powers for political and financial gain. His blatant disregard for the rule of law, and for values including human rights, equality, and a free, independent press, pose an existential threat to America’s 250-year experiment with democratic self-rule. This presidency
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