From the daily archives: Thursday, March 23, 2017

A March 20 Bloomberg News story reveals that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made a decision regarding student loans that will financially benefit one of her well-heeled friends. This decision will likely set a pattern for her secretariat.

Americans who default on some of their federal student loans are likely to pay more after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reversed an Obama administration directive limiting some fees. But it turns out the Trump administration decision has some beneficiaries—including the father of a key DeVos lieutenant who just quit.

It is abhorrent that the DeVos-style reformers often accuse traditional public school personnel, including administrators and unions, of protecting […]

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Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) outlined his bipartisan bill on Wednesday that would help the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) crack down on trafficking of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl.

Brown’s bill, the INTERDICT Act, is co-sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). The bill would provide CPB with additional high-tech screening equipment and lab resources to detect fentanyl before it enters the United States.  According to a report from the Ohio Department of Health, fentanyl-related overdose deaths in Ohio more than doubled from 503 in 2014 to 1,155 in 2015. At […]

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Who would have ever thought that the term March Madness referred to more than just a basketball tournament? With the Trump Administration, however, madness is second nature, regardless of the month on the calendar.

Last week, we found out that March Madness also refers to the Trump budget process and the cruel, vindictive, and mean-spirited nature of the people who are at war with the sick, the poor, the elderly, and kids. All of these constituencies deserve advocacy as they are caught in the ruthless tactics of the unfeeling budget cutters. Please understand, however, that as an educator, I must […]

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Ken Blackwell spent the bulk of his political career focused on gay stuff, blaming the LGBT community for most of America’s ills.

In the 2008 governor’s race he accused Ted Strickland of supporting NAMBLA.  (Click through and watch the painfully hilarious video!)

In 2011 he tied Elmo on Sesame Street to boys growing up to be gay prom queens.

In 2014 he claimed that gay marriage caused some douchebag, women-hating bro dude to go on a shooting rampage at UC Santa Barbara.

This […]

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