July 7, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Breathless Supreme Court Watch Edition

Actually, don’t hold your breath. Leonard Leo is satisfied with all the finalists, so there’s no real drama around the announcement, despite the obvious efforts by you-know-who to create some. But there should be drama around the confirmation process. Susan Collins and Heidi Heitkamp, I’d love for you all to try to stay off this
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June 30, 2018

Dream Center Closing Numerous ex-EDMC Campuses

A leak out of the North Carolina higher education system confirms what insiders have been telling me, and online rumors have indicated: Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH) plans to shut down many of the Art Institutes and other campuses it acquired last year from faltering for-profit college chain EDMC. An email obtained by the Raleigh
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June 24, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Tearing Children From Parents Edition pt. 2

If Trump is still president in 2020, and if he is defeated that November (neither givens, but both real possibilities), it may well be up to generals Mattis and Dunford, or whoever is left running the Pentagon, or maybe FBI director Wray, to make sure Trump actually vacates the White House on inauguration day. That
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June 21, 2018

Oil Companies and Lobbyists Say They’re Ready To Solve Climate Change. Check The Fine Print.

On Wednesday, former senators Trent Lott (R-MS) and John Breaux (D-LA) announced, with a big public relations blitz, a new campaign, Americans for Carbon Dividends, to address the threat of climate change. The effort is being heralded as a breakthrough by some because it is endorsed by big oil and gas companies Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell,
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June 20, 2018

Scott Pruitt Is An Ethics Nightmare, But So Is Ryan Zinke

A Westerner appointed to President Trump’s cabinet, he’s drawn attention for his penchant for expensive travel, vanity perquisites of office, abuse of agency staff time, and cozy personal financial deals with business executives whose industries he oversees. Meanwhile, he has denied the dangers of climate change, met extensively with corporate lobbyists, and gutted the environmental protections
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June 19, 2018

Trump and DeVos Trashing of Obama College Rules Will Hurt Students

Today Alexis Goldstein of Americans for Financial Reform and I met with officials of the White House Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Education as part of the process of developing a Trump administration regulation that would repeal and replace the Obama administration’s gainful employment rule, which was aimed at protecting students
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June 18, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Tearing Children From Parents Edition

They are tearing little children from their parents. And lying about it. What more do we need to know about this vile president and his ugly administration? We need a countdown, I guess. 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
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June 13, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Very Dishonest and Weak Edition

  Trump finally found a champion pro athlete to praise. Huge surprise: That athlete is Russian and super-pals with Putin. But even if Ovechkin loves Putin, and Trump loves Ovechkin, we still love Ovechkin — for bringing D.C. fans a crown (cup) at last, and for being drunk and swearing in public in front of a
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