January 23, 2020

Adam Schiff: The truth matters. Otherwise we are lost.

Some of the closing words of Rep. Adam Schiff’s summation tonight in the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump are below, along with the video. Trump has ceaselessly attacked Schiff, calling him names, mocking his physical appearance, questioning his integrity without a shred of justification. Schiff has carried on with skill, intelligence, dignity, and purpose,
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January 23, 2020

The Trump Coalition: Rich People and Angry People Coming Together

In 2007, after the Republican Party had suffered a crushing midterm election defeat, the American Prospect magazine asked me, and others, to offer new slogans for the seemingly imperiled GOP, which had announced a “rebranding” project. My idea was: Rich People and Angry People Coming Together. Rich people love the GOP’s tax cuts for rich
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December 11, 2019

Faced With Proof Colleges Scammed Students, DeVos Insists Students Are the Con Artists

Trump education secretary Betsy DeVos is scheduled to testify tomorrow before a House Education and Labor Committee hearing on student debt issues. DeVos already has expressed this week her continuing concerns about an epidemic of fraud and abuse in the for-profit college sector. Unfortunately, DeVos seems to believe the con artists are not the for-profit
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December 9, 2019

DeVos-Backed College Operator Gets Court OK To Strip Students Of Their Rights

Betsy DeVos has been under pressure from congressional Democrats and others because of evidence that her Department of Education facilitated deceptions against students by a failed predatory college operation, Dream Center Education Holdings. At the same time, she’s taken heat, and been held in contempt by a federal judge, because the Department has illegally pursued
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October 24, 2019

Breaking: Judge Holds DeVos in Contempt For Pressing Students To Make Bogus Loan Payments

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim today issued an order holding Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education in contempt of court and fined them $100,000 for violating her order that they stop trying to collect on loans from former students of for-profit Corinthian Colleges schools. The Department, during the Obama administration, determined that the
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October 24, 2019

Ukraine Scandal’s Gordon Sondland Invested in Predatory College Loans

  American Banker has examined investments held by Gordon Sondland, the hotelier who parlayed donations to the GOP into a post as U.S. ambassador to the European Union and apparently sought to implement President Trump’s disgraceful effort to pressure Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden. The publication found that, in addition to operating luxury hotels, Sondland
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October 16, 2019

Our Country Needs To Wake Up

Our country needs to wake up. We have a president who is extraordinarily corrupt, dishonest, incompetent, unbalanced, immature, vindictive, racist, misogynist, and who acts with utter contempt for the law and utter disregard for our security. It’s time for everyone, every day, to say this person is not capable of serving as president. Today, the
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October 7, 2019

Juul Deploying Big Tobacco Playbook to Preempt Local Control

In a new white paper by Local Solutions Support Center (LSSC) and Illumination Investigations, Evan Vorpahl and Lisa Graves document how Juul has flooded statehouses with lobbyists to advance T-21 legislation – bills to raise the purchase age of tobacco to 21, but that include poison pill measures preempting local governments from further regulating tobacco
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