November 12, 2018

In Whitaker’s Wake, Will Trump Replace Mattis With Another Sycophant?

Jeff Sessions, for all his hard-line ideological views, seemed as attorney general to act with basic integrity and respect for constitutional principles, including the independence of the judiciary and the need for Justice Department investigations to be free of presidential meddling. By contrast, his acting replacement, Matthew Whitaker, appears ready to do anything to cater
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October 30, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Jewish Edition

No one loves Israel and The Jews more than Trump. Or The Blacks, or The Mexicans, believe me. Yet, somehow, no one riles up anti-semitic White supremacists more than Trump, or fails to disavow anti-semitic White supremacists more than Trump, or spreads more lies and bigotry than Trump, because, even after the horrific Pittsburgh synagogue
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October 25, 2018

DeVos Hiring Consultant To Figure Out Why Morale Is Low. Really?

Politico reports that Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education is looking to hire an outside consultant to help determine why employee satisfaction has fallen significantly as compared with where it stood at the end of the Obama administration. Back then, about 60 percent of employees in the Department’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education said they were
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October 23, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Horseface Caravan Body Slam Edition

While reports of West Wing scuffling exposed Kelly, John, and Corey as the Aryan Three Stooges, and Jared’s favorite monarch continued telling tall tales about the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, POTUS took his own lying, and schoolboy insults, to new lows. America, if you go to the polls and ratify this vileness, you…
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October 18, 2018

For-Profit College Chain Claims Financial Distress, Sues DeVos

The for-profit college chain Education Corporation of America (ECA) has filed a lawsuit against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and is headed to federal court in Alabama today, seeking an emergency order from a court to appoint a receiver, protect the school from creditors and evictions, and keep taxpayer dollars flowing to school owners. In
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October 15, 2018

What Trump says are hoaxes are true. What Trump says are true are hoaxes.

This morning, President Donald Trump told reporters, among other things: — Regarding the apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi: “It sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers — who knows.” Yes, rogue killers somehow snuck into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, killed Khashoggi, and removed him so skillfully that the Saudis believed
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October 13, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Saudi Edition

We’re Doing An Incredible Job™. Even though we’re being Treated Very Unfairly™. Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful people in Trump world. 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
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October 12, 2018

Trump’s Aggressive Plans to Stifle Democracy

In a Trump administration where policy, on issues from taxes to education to the environment, is skewed sharply in favor of wealthy special interests and driven by officials who previously served as corporate lobbyists, and where the president himself mocks victims of sexual assault, makes common cause with racists, and seems to believe the justice
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