December 5, 2018

DeVos’s Absurd Attack On For-Profit College’s Sudden Shutdown

For-profit Education Corporation of America (ECA) announced today that it is shutting down nearly all of its campuses, leaving students out in the cold. The DeVos Department of Education harshly criticized the move. But that DeVos attack is itself travesty, because every step Betsy DeVos has taken as secretary has helped ensure more fiascos like
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November 20, 2018

Accreditor Stalls Bridgepoint Education Plan To Become Non-Profit

In a filing this morning with the Securities and Exchange Commission, predatory for-profit college business Bridgepoint Education discloses that on Monday the accreditor WASC Senior College and University Commission told Bridgepoint’s Ashford University that “pending the receipt and review of additional documents, they are deferring any action on the change of control application filed by
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November 13, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Post-Election Horrible Authoritarian Edition

Let’s start with our exclusive interview earlier today with President Donald J. Trump: Republic Report: Thank you, sir, for taking the time to answer a few questions. Trump: RR: OK, first, when it comes to what you hope to accomplish in the new Congress, are you going to be looking into just a few similar
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October 30, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Jewish Edition

No one loves Israel and The Jews more than Trump. Or The Blacks, or The Mexicans, believe me. Yet, somehow, no one riles up anti-semitic White supremacists more than Trump, or fails to disavow anti-semitic White supremacists more than Trump, or spreads more lies and bigotry than Trump, because, even after the horrific Pittsburgh synagogue
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October 12, 2018

Trump’s Aggressive Plans to Stifle Democracy

In a Trump administration where policy, on issues from taxes to education to the environment, is skewed sharply in favor of wealthy special interests and driven by officials who previously served as corporate lobbyists, and where the president himself mocks victims of sexual assault, makes common cause with racists, and seems to believe the justice
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September 22, 2018

Powerhouse PR Firm’s Reckless Attack on Kavanaugh’s Accuser

We now know that when conservative lawyer and close Brett Kavanaugh friend Edward Whelan attempted his disastrous Perry Mason tweetstorm suggesting that one of Kavanaugh’s prep school classmates was the one who assaulted Christine Blasey Ford, he did not do so alone. He was, at least, aided and abetted by the big DC firm CRC Public
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September 21, 2018

What Brett Kavanaugh’s Supporters Are Saying About the Sexual Assault Charge

Below is what Brett Kavanaugh’s supporters are saying right now about the allegation by Christine Blasey Ford that he sexually assaulted her when he was in high school. None of it looks good for Kavanaugh. — Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a close friend of Kavanaugh, after deleting a
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September 19, 2018

Trump, Inevitably, Adds Kavanaugh to List of Those Treated Very Unfairly

It was only a matter of time before President Trump declared that Brett Kavanaugh has been Treated Very Unfairly. In remarks to reporters before a trip to hurricane-ravaged North Carolina today, Trump, according to the White House transcript, commented on senators weighing the Kavanaugh nomination: That’s because, in Trump’s mind, every conservative who has ever
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