November 12, 2018

In Whitaker’s Wake, Will Trump Replace Mattis With Another Sycophant?

Jeff Sessions, for all his hard-line ideological views, seemed as attorney general to act with basic integrity and respect for constitutional principles, including the independence of the judiciary and the need for Justice Department investigations to be free of presidential meddling. By contrast, his acting replacement, Matthew Whitaker, appears ready to do anything to cater
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September 21, 2018

Who Kavanaugh is Really For: Big Corporations

Brett Kavanaugh now faces a credible charge of sexual assault, as well as powerful evidence that he repeatedly lied to the Senate to conceal, among other bad deeds, his improper use of stolen documents as a Bush White House aide. Even religious conservatives and others at the grassroots who have supported Kavanaugh should take this moment
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August 22, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Walls Closing In Edition

Yeesh. Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful  people in Trump world. Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its abusive dream mate with the kleptocratic administration of President Donald J. Trump. Trump and his lieutenants personify how money and greed, mixed with disrespect for constitutional values,
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August 21, 2018

Retired Generals Say Trump EPA Weakening of Chemical Rule Endangers America

Today, retired generals Russel Honoré and Randy Manner, and I, submitted a comment to the Environmental Protection Agency urging it not to repeal and replace rules issued in January 2017, at the end of the Obama administration, to make U.S. chemical plants less vulnerable to potentially catastrophic explosions and toxic releases.  Here’s what we wrote: Dear
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August 10, 2018

Kushner Teaming With For-Profit College Backers As Trump-DeVos Assault on Students Mounts

The trade publication Inside Higher Ed today reports that Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner convened a meeting last week at the White House to discuss innovation in higher education. Reviewing the reported attendee list, and considering that the meeting comes on top of three Department of Education announcements attacking Obama-era higher ed regulations,
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August 6, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Crooked Vile Racist President Edition

Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful  figures in Trump world. This week’s list is simply for the record; we don’t have anything to offer that others didn’t say convincingly over the weekend. But damn. As with Charlottesville a year ago, there’s little point in counting down nine other dishonest,
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June 18, 2018

Former Rep. Kline Continues Shilling for For-Profit Education

Rep. John Kline (R-MN) defended and protected for-profit higher education businesses while chairing the House education committee, even after many companies in the industry were caught engaging in widespread predatory and deceptive practices. Now that he’s retired, Kline is cashing in, serving on the board of Education Corporation of America (ECA), which operates poorly-performing for-profit
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May 10, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Pre-Ordered Nobel Peace Prize Edition

In these tough times, hold your cheeldren close and comfort them with a repurposed Federal Trade Commission pamphlet. Yeah. Y’all know this shit as well as I do, so this week let’s get this done quickly, OK? Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in Trump world. Republic Report,
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