October 15, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: Self-Imposed National Crisis Edition

Donald Trump is darn angry and unhinged. He’s insulting his own cabinet members, malevolently tearing down health care, imperiling national security, acting as if Puerto Rico, where conditions remain bleak, is part of the Lesser Antilles. He hasn’t accomplished a single positive thing. He’s made the world much more ugly. Is there any way to
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October 9, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: Adult Day Care Edition

  We had hoped Donald Trump’s disgracefulness wouldn’t include provoking a nuclear war. Lordy. Yeah, this was another disgraceful week in Trumpland. In fact, it’s been just four days since the end of the last disgraceful week. The Trump team’s disgracefulness is coming so fast that we now base our weeks on cat years. Since mid-2017, Republic
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October 5, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: Great Job A+ Moron Edition

Since mid-2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in the Trump administration. (Actually, the disgracefulness has come so fast that we’ve published 19 countdowns in just under 17 weeks.) Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its abusive dream mate with the kleptocratic administration of President Donald J. Trump.
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October 5, 2017

While Trump Blusters, Koch Brothers Get Their Way

Key factors in Donald Trump’s electoral college victory included the candidate’s own tremendous huckster skills, the support of the right-wing Mercer family, and the sneaky interventions of Vladimir Putin. But none of those oligarchs have turned out to be the real winner of the 2016 election. While Trump enjoys his Twitter feuds, racial dog whistles,
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October 4, 2017

Coal Baron, Convicted After 29 Miners Died, Claims It’s Senator Who Has “Blood on His Hands”

Donald Blankenship, the former Massey Energy CEO who served a year in prison on a federal conspiracy charge, has released the latest in a series of aggressive video advertisements, this one seeking to tie Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to both the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and the 2010 deaths of 29 coal
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September 30, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: Frequent Liar Edition

Will Bob Mueller add the Flightgate investigation to his agenda? I mean, the Russians must be involved somehow. Since mid-2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked 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.
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September 29, 2017

Troubles Compound for Predatory CollegeAmerica Chain

In August 2016, the Obama administration delivered a powerful blow to the CollegeAmerica/ Stevens-Henager chain of career colleges. The chain, previously a for-profit company, sold itself in 2012 to a small non-profit organization called the Center for Excellence in Higher Education and sought Department of Education approval to be freed of the federal rules that apply
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September 29, 2017

Durbin, Brown Warn Purdue’s Daniels on Deal with “Shameful” For-Profit Kaplan

In a strongly-worded letter sent late Thursday to Purdue University president Mitch Daniels, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) warn that Purdue’s pending deal to combine with for-profit Kaplan University poses major risks for Purdue’s students and reputation. The Senators assert that Kaplan has a “shameful record” as a “predatory” school. Daniels is the
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