January 14, 2021

Florida Man Impeached For Second Time

A Florida man was impeached this week — for the second time in 13 months. Donald J. Trump, 74, of Palm Beach, was once again charged in a complaint by a neighbor living near Trump’s second home in Washington, DC. The neighbor, Nancy Pelosi, reported that Trump, a federal government employee, incited insurrection by falsely
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January 14, 2021

Senate Democrats Have A Chance to Do This Trump Impeachment Right

On Wednesday, even though just a week remained in the presidential term, and even with prospects for conviction in the Senate highly uncertain, the House of Representatives was one hundred percent right to impeach Donald Trump for the second time.  The facts, our values, and the nation’s security demanded that the House act. Trump’s ugly
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January 11, 2021

Will Trump Pardon the Capitol Terrorists? I’m Asking Pat Cipollone

Here’s an email I just sent to White House counsel Pat Cipollone: Pat Cipollone, Esq. Counsel to the President The White House Washington, DC 20500   Dear Mr. Cipollone,   I am writing to you as a concerned citizen. (I am a Washington, DC, attorney and former staff member of the National Security Council and
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January 7, 2021

Goodbye Betsy DeVos, Who Treated Struggling Students As Con Artists

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has resigned today in the wake of the MAGA terror attack on the Capitol, writing in a letter to President Trump, “There is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me.” I’m glad she broke with Trump on his
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January 7, 2021

Should You Work for a Criminal President?

President Trump’s most recent crimes — inciting a violent mob to maraud in the U.S. Capitol, leading to loss of life, and then praising the terrorists afterward — has led some of his most egregious enablers, including Bill Barr, Mick Mulvaney, Stephanie Grisham, and Lindsey Graham, to finally denounce him and / or resign from
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January 6, 2021

Any Functioning Government Would Expel Donald Trump Tonight

For six years, Donald Trump has fed his supporters a fatty diet of grievances, lies, and exhortations to violence. It was only a matter of time before that incitement produced a major upheaval, and it happened today — a violent and deadly, if aimless, assault on the U.S. Capitol by Trump-supporting thugs, after Trump, standing
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December 23, 2020

As Predatory College Stumbles, Founder Melts Down Over Ayn Rand Dispute

At the end of a year in which the Center for Excellence in Higher Education’s career training schools have fallen into deeper and deeper trouble with regulators and accreditors because of their predatory abuses against students, the schools’ founder, Carl Barney, has been engaged in an embarrassing public spat with a philosophy organization to which,
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November 20, 2020

Who Will Lobby Biden To Shield Predatory For-Profit Colleges?

  Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have pledged to hold for-profit colleges accountable for ripping off taxpayers and ruining students’ lives, and their task is urgent, as many for-profit schools have expanded their deceptive and predatory practices to increase enrollment in the pandemic era. But the for-profit college industry is retooling its strategy, moving well-connected
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