January 23, 2020

Adam Schiff: The truth matters. Otherwise we are lost.

Some of the closing words of Rep. Adam Schiff’s summation tonight in the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump are below, along with the video. Trump has ceaselessly attacked Schiff, calling him names, mocking his physical appearance, questioning his integrity without a shred of justification. Schiff has carried on with skill, intelligence, dignity, and purpose,
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January 23, 2020

The Trump Coalition: Rich People and Angry People Coming Together

In 2007, after the Republican Party had suffered a crushing midterm election defeat, the American Prospect magazine asked me, and others, to offer new slogans for the seemingly imperiled GOP, which had announced a “rebranding” project. My idea was: Rich People and Angry People Coming Together. Rich people love the GOP’s tax cuts for rich
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January 15, 2020

The 30 Most Disgraceful People of the Trump Administration, So Far

On Monday we will be three full years into the Donald Trump presidency, a period marked by relentless corruption of our democracy to benefit wealthy special interests, as well as to soothe Trump’s own vanity and vindictiveness. Until late 2018, Republic Report published a weekly “Trump Terrible 10,” counting down the ten most disgraceful people
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January 7, 2020

Judge Rejects Dream Center Claim of Blamelessness in Art Institutes Deceptions

A federal judge in Chicago on Monday rejected a motion by the Dream Center Foundation to be dismissed from a lawsuit brought by former students who claim they were deceived by the Illinois Institute of Art. The Dream Center Foundation (DCF), a faith-oriented charitable organization based in Los Angeles, in 2017 acquired the Illinois school,
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January 6, 2020

GOP Senator Offers Lame Counter to Bipartisan Bill Protecting Vets from Predatory Colleges

Thread (forgive the duplicates): Faced with growing bipartisan support for strengthening 90/10 rule to better protect US @studentvets & @GIBillRights, Sen. Enzi introduced bill to gum up the works to benefit GOP patron for-profit college industry. Enzi must have been proud of bill to drop it right before holiday https://t.co/vPXfpDnFa7 — David Halperin (@DaHalperin) January
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December 22, 2019

Florida Man Impeached

A Florida man was impeached this week. Donald J. Trump, 73, of Palm Beach, was charged in a complaint by a neighbor living near Trump’s summer home in Washington, DC. The neighbor, Nancy Pelosi, reported that Trump, a federal government employee, abused his office by pressuring the president of Ukraine to announce a bogus investigation
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December 11, 2019

Faced With Proof Colleges Scammed Students, DeVos Insists Students Are the Con Artists

Trump education secretary Betsy DeVos is scheduled to testify tomorrow before a House Education and Labor Committee hearing on student debt issues. DeVos already has expressed this week her continuing concerns about an epidemic of fraud and abuse in the for-profit college sector. Unfortunately, DeVos seems to believe the con artists are not the for-profit
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December 10, 2019

FTC Nails University of Phoenix For Ad Whose Deceptions Reflect Disturbing Deal

I’ve written here before about the shameful practice of many large employers offering a dubious benefit to their employees: “discounted” tuition to overpriced for-profit colleges, some of them schools that have faced numerous law enforcement actions for fraud and deception. I’ve questioned why these employers would want to steer their employees to schools that ruin
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