November 26, 2016

8 New Reasons The Electoral College Shouldn’t Vote for Trump

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Soon after the election, I was one of those arguing that Republican electors should vote for someone other than Donald Trump when the electoral college convenes on December 19. My contention was simply that Trump is fundamentally unfit to be president. Many Republicans declared Trump unfit during the 2016 campaign, and Trump has a disturbing record of bigotry, misogyny and
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November 17, 2016

Rumored Trump Education Pick Michelle Rhee Praised Predatory College Group

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Former District of Columbia public schools chancellor Michelle Rhee is on the rumor list for Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education. (Fellow insistent public school “reformer” Eva Moscowitz apparently doesn’t want the job.) Rhee’s record as chancellor, pushing public charter schools and private school vouchers, and aggressively fighting against the D.C. teachers’ union, brought her to national
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November 11, 2016

The Trump Swamp: Government By The Lobbyists

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As we walked down my Washington DC block on election eve, before the returns starting coming in, a stranger in a darkened doorway suddenly addressed me and my friends. “Are you ready,” he asked tauntingly, “to drain the swamp?” A few hours later, the remark seemed ominous. But of course, just days after, it has proved to be
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November 11, 2016

Electoral College Can Stop Unfit Trump – With Another Republican

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  Tuesday’s election has produced a mixed result. Donald Trump won the voting in enough states to put him over the minimum 270 electoral vote threshold; with Michigan, Arizona, and New Hampshire still undecided, Trump is at 279 to 228 for Clinton. Hillary Clinton appears to have won the popular vote; at this hour she’s up
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September 14, 2016

House Science Hearing on ExxonMobil & Subpoenas: What You Should Know

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This morning, the House Science Committee is holding an unusual hearing, at which the committee’s chairman, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), apparently aims to justify subpoenas he already has issued to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, and eight organizations and foundations concerned with the issue of whether Exxon deceived on the public on
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September 6, 2016

Good Riddance: 6 Facts About Shut-Down ITT Tech

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This morning, one of the nation’s biggest for-profit colleges, ITT Tech, announced that it has permanently shut down its academic operations and fired the “overwhelming majority” of its more than 8,000 employees. In a typically self-pitying, remorseless statement, the company blamed all its woes on the U.S. Department of Education, which, ITT claimed, acted with “a
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August 11, 2016

Risks of Fraud in Competency-Based Education

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An audit report released earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General could potentially trigger efforts in Congress to eliminate a critical legal requirement for college programs to receive federal Title IV student grants and loans. That would be a dangerous development, according to a long-time higher education policy expert
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July 12, 2016

Bob Dole Lobbies for For-Profit College Facing Fraud Probes

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Twenty years ago this summer, he stood on a San Diego stage and accepted the nomination of the Republican Party for President of the United States. Last week, Bob Dole, now a retired U.S. senator from Kansas and an endorser of Donald Trump for president, registered as a lobbyist for Bridgepoint Education, a for-profit college
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