February 28, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: CAPS LOCK EDITION

If you wake up early in the morning and type “WITCH HUNT!” into Twitter, should you keep being president? I guess maybe. If, the next morning, you call your own attorney general “DISGRACEFUL!” on Twitter, do you know what you’re doing? I guess possibly. Is Bob Mueller closing in? I FUCKING HOPE SO. Since 2017, Republic
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February 27, 2018

Discredited Accreditor ACICS Fails to Get Many State Endorsements

With Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos considering the request of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to be reinstated as a gatekeeper for federal student grants and loans, the discredited for-profit college accreditor has reached out to state higher education oversight agencies seeking endorsement. According to state officials and public records, at least
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February 22, 2018

Did Google pick the worst week ever to sponsor a right wing conference alongside the NRA?

This week, the who’s who of right-wing celebrities are gathered at the annual CPAC conference to confront the true evils of American society — the media, climate scientists, 19 year old college kids who flirt with the ideas of equity and justice. So far, speaker after speaker has seized the opportunity to stand up for
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February 21, 2018

New Fraud Suit Targets Call Center That Pushes Students to Predatory Colleges

A former employee of a call center that pushed students into predatory for-profit colleges has initiated a blockbuster whistleblower lawsuit on behalf of taxpayers against his former employer, Utah-based EduTrek, and against numerous for-profit colleges that have used the company to recruit new students. The complaint, filed with the federal court in Utah in 2016,
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February 21, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company Edition

  Faced with the horrific Parkland school shooting, we need moral leadership. Faced with incontrovertible proof that Russia is hacking our elections, we need determined leadership. Faced with intractable Middle East conflicts, stagnating wages, crumbling infrastructure, an opioid crisis, and so many other challenges, we need wise, capable leadership. Instead, somehow, we have a corrupt,
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February 20, 2018

Accreditor Scolds School That DeVos May Reward

Politico recently reported that Trump Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos may be ready to reverse a 2016 Obama Administration decision that rejected the application of the predatory CollegeAmerica/Stevens-Henager chain to be treated as a non-profit school for purposes of Department regulation. Such an about-face by the DeVos Department would reduce accountability measures for the previously for-profit college chain,
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February 20, 2018

Exxon’s Conspiracy Charges Aim To Derail Climate Lawsuits

Oil giant ExxonMobil is engaged in unprecedented efforts to sue and harass in court the very people who are investigating and suing the company over global warming. Faced with determined efforts by states and localities to hold it and other fossil fuel companies accountable for contributing to, and concealing the evidence of, climate change, Exxon
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February 13, 2018

For-Profit College Lawyer Suggests DeVos Draft Matched Industry Wish List

As discussions grew contentious at the Department of Education’s meetings to repeal and replace the Obama administration’s rule to protect defrauded students, an apparently exasperated for-profit college industry lawyer seemed to admit that a draft rule proposed by the Department closely matched the wish list of schools in her industry. The 2016 Obama borrower defense
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