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DeVos Hires Top Official at For-Profit University to Help "Right-Size" Department of Education
Jennifer Berkshire reports that Secretary Betsy DeVos has turned to a top official from the scandal-plagued for-profit higher education industry to “right-size” the Department of Education. As the New York Times said when his appointment was announced: “As chief compliance officer for a corporate...
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All Is Not Quiet on the Western Front
Donald Trump’s visit to NATO headquarters last week was consistent with two of his foreign policy views: the need to pursue close relations with Russia, and skepticism about NATO’s utility. Despite affirmative comments about NATO from his secretary of state and Vice President Mike Pence, Trump...
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Poetry to the Rescue of America's Soul
As President Donald Trump’s (is this true or is it only a passingvnightmare?) wrecking machine continues its steady work of destroying everything that is dear to Americans, two poets, Roque Dalton (1935-1975), a Salvadoran poet and Langston Hughes (1902-1967), a poet of the dispossessed, seem to...
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Other G7 Leaders Plow Ahead After Trump Throws 'Tantrum' Over Climate Accord
Further isolating the United States as other world powers prepare to take on the crisis of climate change, President Donald Trump refused to commit to the landmark Paris Climate Agreement as the remaining G7 leaders reaffirmed their determination to implement the accord. In what has been described...
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Three Strategies to Defend GOP Health Bill: Euphemisms, False Statements, and Deleted Comments
This story was co-published with Stat and Kaiser Health News . Earlier this month, a day after the House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, Ashleigh Morley visited her congressman’s Facebook page to voice her dismay. “Your vote yesterday...
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Don Trumpoté de la Torre
When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? — Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote de la Mancha In the novel, Don Quixote is remembered for, among other things, tilting at windmills he believed to be hostile giants, as he travelled through Spain in search of perceived evils...
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Fiscal Fightback: Trump's Budget Could Ignite Progressive Uprising
President Trump’s budget proposal —a fiscal assault on everything other than rich people and the military—could prove to be progressives’ ultimate trump card. With its deep cuts to vital programs and protections for low-income and working-class people, including Trump’s own voters, it lays bare the...
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Beyond Trump, Campaigners Demand G7 Leaders Commit to Climate Action
Global leaders taking part in the Group of Seven (G7) meeting this week are being called upon to brush aside the anti-science recalcitrance of the Trump administration and take the lead in addressing the crisis of climate change. "The G7 states have played a major role in polluting our planet, but...
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How Trump Budget Would Hurt Older Americans
President Trump’s 2018 budget wouldn’t just hurt people with disabilities, as we’ve explained , but older Americans as well. During the campaign, Trump repeatedly promised not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid, which serve tens of millions of seniors. But the President has broken his...
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The Four Faces of Trump
After four enervating months of Donald Trump's presidency, Americans have seen four different sides of Trump. Trump the Politician We've seen a lot of the same Donald Trump we saw during the 2016 political campaign. Trump the Tweeter. Trump the media basher. Trump the braggart. Trump the liar.....
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