Jessica Corbett, staff writer
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
"This is a major victory for student borrowers and for anyone who cares about having a government that operates under the rule of law, instead of as a pawn of the for-profit college industry."
Common Dreams staff
According to the New York Times, the rules narrow the definition of sexual harassment, require survivors to go through more extensive processes to file complaints, and only hold schools responsible for addressing sexual misconduct of their students when it occurs on their campuses. (Photo: Christine Baker/The Patriot-News)
"These new rules further protect abusers in a system that is already rigged in...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
"America's teachers are already forced to spend their own meager salaries on...


In the name of a sometimes questionable transparency - if you don't like something but can't do much about it, does it help to know about it? - the Defense Department publishes daily reports on the contracts they've awarded. On Jan. 14, it authorized spending over $800 million on military equipment and services. That was down to just under $300 million the next day, when the House passed a massive budget bill that includes $572 billion for defense - down from what was requested, but still...