October 28, 2016

First Episode of ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ Focuses on Solar Energy and Amendment 1 in Florida


  The second season of the Emmy award-winning documentary series ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ premiers Sunday, October 30 at 8ET on the National Geographic Channel. Episode one follows David Letterman and ‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian Cecily Strong as the two explore the solar energy landscape and investigate what’s blocking the solar market from growing at
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October 24, 2016

For-Profit Computer Systems Institute Stays Alive


On April 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education cut off federal student grants and loans to the Skokie, Illinois-based for-profit college chain Computer Systems Institute (CSI), citing detailed evidence of fraudulent conduct. Denying CSI’s appeal from its initial January 2016 decision, the Department used unusually harsh language in concluding that CSI gave its accrediting agency, Accrediting Council
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October 24, 2016

CEO of Shut-Down For-Profit College Defends His “Salesmen”


In a TV interview on Friday, Larry Earle, the CEO of shuttered San Antonio-based for-profit Career Point College, gave the game away about what many for-profit colleges are all about. Defending his closed school against findings by the U.S. Department of Education that Career Point had engaged in financial aid fraud and mismanagement, and facing lawsuits filed
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October 22, 2016

Trump’s Gettysburg Address, Believe Me


Donald Trump spoke today at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and offered a new “contract between Donald J. Trump and the American voter,” which is pretty funny given that Trump has failed to honor hundreds of contracts.  So I’m not sure we should sign it.  But we need to hear him out. I tried to transcribe Trump’s remarks as
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