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The Ultimate Inside Job—Dismantling the Government—Is Well Underway

Through Cabinet appointments, Donald Trump is gutting federal agencies that have improved our lives in ways most Americans will no longer take for granted.

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New Leader of Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White

The inexperience of Candice Jackson (pictured), the woman chosen by Betsy Devos to head the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, raises questions about how she will investigate allegations of unfair treatment.

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National Insecurity

Voters drawn to Donald Trump because they believed he would rein in interventionism abroad and deal with festering problems at home are in for a disappointment.

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Trump Appoints Heritage Foundation Staffer to Health and Human Services Post

Roger Severino (pictured), the new head of the agency’s Office for Civil Rights, has opposed transgender patients’ rights, same-sex marriage and Planned Parenthood.

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Under Pressure, Ex-Lobbyist for a Group of For-Profit Colleges Leaves Education Department Post

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (pictured) to cite ProPublica’s reporting and request more information on Taylor Hansen’s role. He quit that day.

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For-Profit Colleges Gain Beachhead in Trump Administration

Taylor Hansen lobbied to weaken regulation of for-profit colleges. Since he joined Betsy DeVos (pictured) in the Department of Education, that regulation has started to crumble.

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Betsy DeVos’ Conflicting Positions on States’ Rights

The education secretary labeled Obama-era civil rights measures federal “overreach” but urged protection of free speech in colleges.

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 READ MORE


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DeVos Squeaks In as Trump’s Education Secretary

The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm the appointment of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the historic, tie-breaking vote.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 READ MORE


Elizabeth Warren Slams Republicans for Trying to ‘Ram’ Betsy DeVos Down America’s Throat (Video)

By Natasha Hakimi

The Massachusetts senator took the floor ahead of a 24-hour, Democrat-led protest to enumerate the reasons the president’s pick for secretary of education is unfit for the position.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Betsy DeVos’ Code Words Raise Red Flag About ‘Junk Science’

Worries grow that Trump’s pick for education secretary will undermine the teaching of evolution in public schools.

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Watch: Betsy DeVos’ Confirmation Hearing

After hearings on President Trump’s pick for secretary of education, the matter has been sent to the full Senate for a vote.

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



For Trump’s Rich Appointees, Death May Be Certain, but Taxes Aren’t

If Republicans succeed in repealing the estate tax, Rex Tillerson, Gary Cohn, Wilbur Ross, Jared Kushner, Steve Mnuchin, Betsy DeVos and their heirs may be able to defer capital gains taxes forever.

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 READ MORE


Watch Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren School Trump’s Education Secretary Pick (Video)

Sanders asked about Betsy DeVos’ stance on tuition-free colleges and her family’s donations to the GOP, while Warren pointed out that the billionaire has absolutely no experience with public education and student loans.

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Betsy DeVos Will Not Stand Up for All Children, Civil Rights Advocates Warn

Groups say the billionaire’s record and lack of experience make her “wholly unqualified” to be secretary of education.

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Defying Donald Trump’s Kleptocracy

The president-elect represents the late stage of capitalism, when corporations, no longer able to generate profits at former levels, pillage the government and society for profit. However, he will be vulnerable to impeachment if we take to the streets.

Posted on Jan 1, 2017 READ MORE



What We Expect to See in 2017

2016 is history. As we turn the page on this strange and difficult year, Truthdig editors and writers look ahead to what the new year might bring.

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Donald Trump Continues the Manipulation of Populism by ‘Swamping Up’ His Path to Power

Beneath populist pretense and slander, the coming Trump presidency is shaping up as a great monument to the nation’s unelected dictatorship of money. The only real mystery is how far it will deliver on its reactionary promises.

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