July 31, 2017

Trump Terrible 10 — Transgender Fake News Amazon Boy Scout Very Unfair Leaker Edition

Counting down the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in the Trump administration Lordy. If Republic Report hadn’t launched this feature nine weeks ago, we’d have to start it now. With North Korea threatening a nuclear strike on our cities, terrorist attacks around the world, acceleration of global climate change, and stagnating wages, crumbling infrastructure, and
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July 30, 2017

The Exxon-Treasury Fight and the Roots of Russiagate

Putin and Exxon Have Aimed Relentlessly At Ending U.S. Sanctions, But Scandal and Congress Have Now Tied Trump’s Hands This article was co-written with Kert Davies. When the Treasury Department announced on July 20 that it had fined ExxonMobil $2 million for violations of U.S. sanctions against Russia, there were multiple ways to view the dispute.
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July 26, 2017

DeVos Dystopia: What Trashing For-Profit College Rules Means for Students

Now that the former head of the scam Trump University is the President of the United States, the landscape has shifted dramatically for America’s predatory for-profit colleges — the ones that have been systematically ruining students’ lives through a toxic mix of deceptive recruiting, sky-high tuition, low spending on instruction, and weak job placement. These
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July 24, 2017

Trump Terrible 10 — Mooch Improved Edition

Counting down the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in the Trump administration 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 personify how money and greed, mixed with disrespect for constitutional freedoms, know-nothing ignorance, serious bigotry, and an endless
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July 20, 2017

Organize Now, Before Trump Destroys Justice

Among the many disturbing elements of Donald Trump’s presidency, two are especially stark today. First is Trump’s remarkable disrespect for constitutional values and the rule of law — his attacks on  the news media, the judiciary, and others in his way, his firing of FBI director James Comey, and most recently the New York Times
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July 19, 2017

Trump Terrible 10 — Made in China Edition

Counting down the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in the Trump administration 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 personify how money and greed, mixed with serious bigotry, disrespect for constitutional freedoms, know-nothing ignorance, and an endless
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July 14, 2017

Gorelick Steps Back, But Her Task Remains Troubling

Ten days before Donald Trump was inaugurated, Republic Report wrote about Jamie Gorelick, the Democratic power lawyer and long-time Bill and Hillary Clinton associate who, it had just been revealed, was advising Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump on ethics issues related to their joining the White House staff. We gave Gorelick’s decision to represent the
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July 13, 2017

Sad Little Boy Defense Won’t Help Trumps

Last night the New York Times posted a story that quoted unnamed “friends” of the Trump family floating a new defense for the June 9, 2016, meeting that Donald Trump Jr. set up with a man who promised “official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to
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