January 31, 2017

Muslim Ban Heightens Concerns About Sessions, Tillerson

The Trump Administration’s ill-conceived, unlawful, and counterproductive Muslim ban executive order raises new concerns about the nominations of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General and Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. With the White House under control of men who seem to lack the judgment and temperament to protect our nation’s national security — Donald Trump, Steve Bannon,
Continue Reading >>>

leave a comment
January 31, 2017

DeVos Makes Clear She’ll Trash Rules That Curb Predatory Colleges

There were plenty of hints in the past few weeks, but now it seems clear as day: The Trump Administration plans, with the leadership of designated Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, to trash the work of the Obama Administration to protect students from the abuses for predatory for-profit colleges. Billionaire DeVos, whose nomination is scheduled
Continue Reading >>>

leave a comment
January 30, 2017

Schumer Must Play Hardball, And Ally With the Grassroots

As the Donald Trump-Steve Bannon shock and awe campaign moves through its second week, it’s clear that it will take the determined efforts of millions of Americans to resist and repel the ugly new regime. Fortunately, a strong new anti-Trump resistance is growing, and even some Trump voters are already regretting their support. But one American
Continue Reading >>>

leave a comment
January 29, 2017

King Donald, Get Used to Losing

I once worked as a speechwriter, so sometimes I get speeches in my head. Like tonight, after two federal judges dealt a setback to Donald Trump’s Muslim immigration ban. If you’re speaking at a protest this week, and you need material, feel free to borrow. King Donald, you’re right — you do have tremendous energy!
Continue Reading >>>

leave a comment
January 20, 2017

Trump’s Inaugural Address: A Disgraceful Deception

Donald Trump’s inaugural address was a disgraceful extension of the deceptive sales pitch he used to get elected. Trump repeated his campaign promise to stand up for the forgotten working Americans, to fight the establishment, and drain the Washington swamp of corruption. But Trump already is breaking that promise by filling his Administration with out-of-touch billionaires,
Continue Reading >>>

leave a comment
January 17, 2017

DeVos Declines to Support For-Profit College Accountability Rules

Senate HELP committee chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and the Trump transition conspired to hold Betsy DeVos’s confirmation hearing to be Secretary of Education at the bizarre early bird special time of 5 pm. Faced with a billionaire nominee who has financial investments in education companies, has favored privatization over public education, has failed to finalize
Continue Reading >>>

leave a comment
January 17, 2017

Lieberman, Introducing DeVos, Fails to Disclose That His Law Firm Represents Trump

Former Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) tonight introduced Donald Trump’s controversial nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, to the Senate HELP Committee. Lieberman lavishly praised DeVos, but failed to inform the American people that his law firm, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, “have represented Trump in all manner of matters since at least 2001.
Continue Reading >>>

leave a comment
January 12, 2017

Should America Pick A Secretary of State Who Faces Fraud Investigations?

tillersonputin

Among the most disturbing aspects of Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing — he failed to disavow the idea of “a national registry for American Muslims”; he declined to offer an opinion on whether Vladimir Putin (pictured above with Tillerson) had committed war crimes; he said he didn’t view climate change “as the imminent national security threat
Continue Reading >>>

leave a comment