April 18, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Untruthful Slime Ball Edition

In one of the trillion tweets Donald Trump sent out this week, he complained about the FBI’s raid on Michael Cohen and the supposed death of the attorney-client privilege, and concluded, “All lawyers are deflated and concerned!” This particular lawyer, though, was still fully inflated after the raid, which was presumably approved at the highest
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April 12, 2018

As Pompeo Rounds Out Koch Administration, Perils for Climate Change

As Mike Pompeo faces the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today in his hearing to be Secretary of State, there are numerous reasons to oppose his confirmation: his seeming enthusiasm for military conflict with Iran and North Korea, his blatant promotion of Islamophobia, his support for waterboarding of prisoners, his hostility to LGBT rights, his opposition
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April 9, 2018

Senators Demand Probes of For-Profit College Shifts to Non-Profit

In two separate letters sent over the past week, Democratic U.S. senators are demanding government investigations of a wave of troubling conversions of bad-acting for-profit colleges into non-profit educational institutions. In these finalized or proposed transformations, for-profit school chains — including Kaplan, Grand Canyon, EDMC, Bridgepoint, CollegeAmerica, Ultimate Medical Academy, and Keiser — are changing
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March 29, 2018

Grassley Attacks ACICS-Approved For-Profit Colleges As “Visa Mills”

As Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos seems to be moving toward restoring her department’s blessings on the discredited college accrediting body ACICS, a powerful Republican has sent a letter that cites tawdry practices at a number of ACICS-approved schools. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley has written to Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen seeking answers about U.S.
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March 13, 2018

For-Profit Bridgepoint Says Its Colleges Will Become Non-Profit (But It Won’t)

Sunday we wrote about the new gold rush in education: for-profit colleges converting to non-profit status, allowing them to shed the stigma and special regulatory requirements of for-profits, notably the federal 90-10 rule, while retaining parallel for-profit entities that could keep getting paid by the non-profit, and thus keep getting rich off an endless flow
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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 8, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Treasonous Edition

Someday we’ll look back on this and it will all seem funny, as someone once said. But now we’re mad, the Kochs are glad, and the tax cut for the rich means we don’t have any money. Which is awful. Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in Trump
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December 15, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: Misogynist Disgrace Edition

Who are we referencing in the headline? We’ll be letting you know in two or three weeks. Kidding! We’ll tell you today. Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in Trump world. Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its abusive dream mate with the kleptocratic
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