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

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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September 19, 2018

Republican Attorneys General Use Corporate Cash To Lobby for Kavanaugh

At a time when serious doubts have been raised about Brett Kavanaugh’s honesty and personal conduct, Republican state attorneys general are putting their own integrity at issue by running a political campaign to confirm Kavanaugh. On the website of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), there’s a page for you to provide your contact info
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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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