July 26, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Vile Yes Men Edition

President Don Trump is in full out-of-control control now, with General Kelly all passive-aggressive-checked-out, and grownups like McMaster and Cohn long gone. Those thriving now are the yes men and a few yes women who swiftly and disgracefully rationalize POTUS’s lies and execute his Orwellian orders. So this countdown, as usual, writes itself. Since 2017, Republic
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July 25, 2018

New Trump-DeVos Loan Relief Rule Trashes Students’ Rights, Aids Predatory Colleges

The Betsy DeVos Department of Education, about an hour ago, released a proposed rule to repeal and replace the 2016 Obama borrower defense regulation, which was aimed at cancelling federal student loan debts for people who are ripped off by predatory colleges. The new DeVos rule represents a complete negation of the important reforms in
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July 20, 2018

Leaked Recording: Dream Center Exec Blames Durbin, EDMC, Accreditors (But Not DeVos)

In a meeting with faculty and staff of the soon-to-close Chicago campus of the Illinois Art Institute — a career school that has for decades offered programs in design, fashion, marketing, culinary, film, animation, and technology — John Crowley, a top official of the school’s owner, blamed the prior corporate ownership, the school’s accreditor, state
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July 7, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Breathless Supreme Court Watch Edition

Actually, don’t hold your breath. Leonard Leo is satisfied with all the finalists, so there’s no real drama around the announcement, despite the obvious efforts by you-know-who to create some. But there should be drama around the confirmation process. Susan Collins and Heidi Heitkamp, I’d love for you all to try to stay off this
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