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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April 12, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Mueller Mueller Mueller! Edition

“It’s a disgrace. It’s, frankly, a real disgrace. It’s an attack on our country, in a true sense. It’s an attack on what we all stand for,” Donald Trump told reporters, with his generals, his new national security walrus, and his faithful VP lapdog at his side. But, sadly, Trump wasn’t talking about Bashar al-Assad’s
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March 26, 2018

Senators Question DeVos Aide’s Potential Conflicts of Interest

  Four Democratic senators — Catherine Cortez Masto (NV), Dick Durbin (IL), Elizabeth Warren (MA), and Kamala Harris (CA) — have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education’s ethics official expressing concerns about Acting Under Secretary James Manning’s potential conflicts of interest. Manning is a career Department official whom Trump education secretary Betsy DeVos, in
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March 19, 2018

The Mysterious Deal to Take DeVry University Private

  Who owns the private company that is buying 30,000-student DeVry University, which gets some $400 million a year from taxpayers, and how do they plan to run the school? No one is saying.   In December, one of the largest for-profit education companies, Adtalem Global Education, formerly known as DeVry Education Group, announced that
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March 12, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: President for Life Edition

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 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, know-nothing
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March 11, 2018

Betsy DeVos Facilitates For-Profit Colleges’ Conversion Therapy

Participants at an upcoming invitation-only conference in the Washington DC area, entitled “Innovation and Public Private Partnership in Higher Education” (P3•EDU for short), will include Purdue University president Mitch Daniels and Graham Holdings chairman Donald Graham — fresh off the finalization of their troubling deal merging public Purdue and Graham’s for-profit Kaplan University. Also scheduled to
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March 6, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: The Full Nunberg Edition

Is this real life?* 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 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
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March 5, 2018

New Criminal Indictment Highlights Continued Career College Fraud

A federal indictment unveiled Friday charges that the director of the Chicago campus of a non-profit career college conspired with five of her subordinates to defraud taxpayers of millions of dollars in federal student grants and loans. According to U.S. prosecutors, Marie Pickett, director at the Center for Employment Training’s Chicago location, and her staff obtained
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