August 30, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Google Trump News Edition

Our heroes: Jeff Sessions, Jim Comey, Jeff Flake, Michael Cohen, Omarosa Manigault, George Will, Bill Kristol, Lanny Davis (ok maybe not), John Brennan…. WTF have you done to us, Don? Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful people in Trump world. Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has
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August 30, 2018

URGENT. Tell DeVos Today: Don’t Abandon Ripped-Off Students

You have until midnight ET tonight to tell Betsy DeVos what you think of her proposed obliteration of regulations issued under the Obama administration to protect students and taxpayers from abuses by predatory for-profit colleges. My colleagues have a webpage that makes it easy for you to comment, and you can speak your mind —
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August 22, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Walls Closing In Edition

Yeesh. Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful  people in Trump world. 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 values,
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August 21, 2018

Retired Generals Say Trump EPA Weakening of Chemical Rule Endangers America

Today, retired generals Russel Honoré and Randy Manner, and I, submitted a comment to the Environmental Protection Agency urging it not to repeal and replace rules issued in January 2017, at the end of the Obama administration, to make U.S. chemical plants less vulnerable to potentially catastrophic explosions and toxic releases.  Here’s what we wrote: Dear
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August 14, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: #MAGA-Land Theme Park Edition

Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful people in Trump world. We’re on vacation this week! But it’s fun to have togetherness activities here in the vacation house, and I hate board games and, especially, puzzles. So we’ve developed attractions for a new theme park, #MAGA-Land, where over-priced emoluments will
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August 10, 2018

Kushner Teaming With For-Profit College Backers As Trump-DeVos Assault on Students Mounts

The trade publication Inside Higher Ed today reports that Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner convened a meeting last week at the White House to discuss innovation in higher education. Reviewing the reported attendee list, and considering that the meeting comes on top of three Department of Education announcements attacking Obama-era higher ed regulations,
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August 7, 2018

Scammers Use My Pictures To Swindle People on Facebook

With the recent and mounting revelations of Russia creating fake profiles to influence U.S. elections, of Facebook and Cambridge Analytica misusing personal data, of celebrities buying phony Twitter followers to pump up their reputations, and other troubling online behavior, I want to tell about another social media scam, for which I am, somehow, one of
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August 6, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Crooked Vile Racist President Edition

Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful  figures in Trump world. This week’s list is simply for the record; we don’t have anything to offer that others didn’t say convincingly over the weekend. But damn. As with Charlottesville a year ago, there’s little point in counting down nine other dishonest,
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