January 17, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: S-Hole Edition

I will be announcing THE WORST PRESIDENT OF ALL TIME AWARDS on Wednesday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty, Corruption, Bigotry, Misogyny, and Incompetence. Stay tuned! We took a holiday break, and then decided to stop publishing this feature once and for all. But then, oh lordy. It writes itself. Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible
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January 10, 2018

Why Would DeVos Cancel a Student Loan Rule That Works?

The following are comments I made today at the Department of Education rule-making meeting on student loan issues. Many for-profit colleges get 80 percent, 90 percent, or more of their revenue from taxpayers. Taxpayers have a right to expect adequate performance and avoidance of waste, fraud, and abuse. Some for-profit schools do a good job.
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January 9, 2018

Backing DeVos Repeal of Obama Rules, For-Profit Colleges Vilify Students

Today is the second day of the second round of the Betsy DeVos Department of Education’s regulatory meetings to repeal and replace the Obama administration’s borrower defense rule — a rule that was aimed at protecting students and taxpayers from predatory practices by for-profit colleges. The DeVos Department’s intentions already have been made apparent, with
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January 8, 2018

DeVos Department Slamming Door on Defrauded Students

This morning in Washington, Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education resumed the stakeholder sessions that are required by law in order for the Trump administration to repeal and replace Obama-era rules aimed at protecting students and taxpayers from abuses by predatory for-profit colleges. As pro-student negotiators no doubt will make clear over four days of meetings,
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December 26, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: Holiday Emoluments Edition

Happy holidays from all of us at Trump Terrible 10!  If you’re like us, you’ve been spending your holiday time eating, watching Fox News, playing golf at your emolument, insulting people on Twitter, and treating your relatives and guests poorly, except when you were giving them a tax cut. For all you believers, Merry Christmas.
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December 20, 2017

New DeVos Loan Forgiveness Plan: Another Assault on Students and Gift to Predatory Schools

It took Betsy DeVos nearly a year to take any action on the nearly 100,000 applications by former students who assert that they were deceived and abused by predatory for-profit colleges like Corinthian, ITT, and Kaplan. But the new process announced today appears to be a step backwards, a new attack on students, and a
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December 15, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: Misogynist Disgrace Edition

Who are we referencing in the headline? We’ll be letting you know in two or three weeks. Kidding! We’ll tell you today. Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in Trump world. Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its abusive dream mate with the kleptocratic
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December 8, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: Pensacola Rally Edition

On the heels of the Senate’s massive tax giveaway to the ultra-rich, the tilt by Mitch McConnell and other establishment GOP senators toward awful bigot and accused predator Roy Moore shows that the Republican Party has become a disgracefully dirty alliance between corporate interests and malicious people, with corrupt businessman / accused predator Donald Trump
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