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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October 4, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Kavanaugh Kloture Kanye Edition

Wow. I didn’t realize that sons and fathers could be accused, in addition to regular men. Now that I get it, I’m all in to confirm for the Supreme Court someone who’s lying. Anyway… The President said the FBI should investigate fully, while his henchmen made sure that instead, the investigation was heavily constricted, with
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October 1, 2018

CBS Exposé on Wozniak Coding Camp Raises Questions About Student Loans

The net is buzzing over a CBS News investigative report this morning about Woz U, the coding bootcamp fronted by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. CBS says it interviewed more than two dozen current and former Woz U students and employees, who spoke of poor quality programs and a culture of relentless high-pressure recruiting. But one
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September 28, 2018

From Country Club Republican to #MAGA Bully: The Unmasking of Brett Kavanaugh

Sitting at the witness table, the federal judge yelled; he bullied senators and impugned accusers; he made false statements about things big and small; he rejected credible allegations of sexual assault; he refused to answer questions; he worked to block an independent investigation of his actions; he attacked the Clintons and railed about a left wing
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September 26, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Kavanaugh Confrontation Edition

A woman, Christine Blasey Ford, came forward on her own and provided a detailed account of a drunken Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulting her in high school. A second woman, Deborah Ramirez, when contacted by reporters who had heard about an incident from former Yale students, said that a drunken Kavanaugh exposed himself to her in college.
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