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BUT HER E-MAILS!!! State superintendent candidate Deborah Kerr solicited clients and organized branding for her private consulting business through her public school district email address, including several times during work hours, prior to her retirement as Brown Deer School District superintendent last year. Emails obtained by the Wisconsin State Journal...

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  • March 20, 2021

Remember back in the olden days when Republicans were consistently willing to set aside petty partisanship and perpetual grievance in order to ensure that only the most qualified individuals were given top government posts? Yeah, me neither. Before we get to the current minority party obstruction, let’s all hop in the Wayback...

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  • February 23, 2021

Here’s the first big campaign of 2021: A white candidate to be Wisconsin's top education official deleted her Twitter account and apologized after posting a message that she had been called a racial slur for Black people when she was 16 because “my lips were bigger than most and that...

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  • February 18, 2021

There was a partial unsealing in the DC district court involving a bribery for pardon scheme several months ago. Lots of redaction in the document, and it’s unclear who was involved other than an attorney acting as an intermediary in a ‘pay-to-play’ scheme. One element was a lobbying scheme, and then there was...

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  • December 2, 2020

Other than delusions of victory, Trump is trailing and needs to win the debates. Yet Trump, as with his original 2016 plan, remains focused on surviving past inauguration day short of an indictment.  Trump is desperate for a post-election deal that will cover his massive billion-dollar debts which he may cover...

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  • September 29, 2020

From Salon: x YouTube Video Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, a Republican up for re-election this fall, recently introduced a bill called the ''Safely Creating Healthy Opening Options Locally Act'' (the SCHOOL Act), which would give Education Secretary Betsy DeVos control over $50 billion in federal relief grants to local...

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  • August 12, 2020

One of the many stories circulating today about New York Attorney General Letitia James’s announcement of the state lawsuit against the NRA is this one: Donald Trump is losing the culture wars. The peculiar part that caught my eye starts with the subtitle: The Democratic attempt to crush the NRA...

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  • August 6, 2020

Salon has a great piece out about how U.S. Senate candidate, John James (R. MI), has been trying to distance himself from the abysmal Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, as he tries to unseat U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D. MI). Except that James can’t stop taking her family’s money and...

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  • August 6, 2020

Even as some things are becoming less clear in the repression-stunts being pulled by Trump, we can see that Trump is prepping the ground for a loss. Can he keep it up? Trump will need that support to keep himself out of prison and to galvanize the 25% dead-enders. There are...

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  • July 27, 2020

More Trump shtick, recycling old material, but he still loves trucks. The president is ranting about shower heads, dishwashers, and light bulbs. Now Fox News is fact-checking IMPOTUS*. x Cool. Now do one for the weight of 135,000 dead Americans. And 30 million unemployed workers. https://t.co/kKPThOG7za— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July...

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  • July 16, 2020

Trump apparently believes that science should not stand in the way of full schools, because his truism is that the economy must turn around for him to be reelected. Also COVID data must now go to HHS rather than CDC, because it can be suppressed/filtered. One of the latest models...

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  • July 16, 2020

Donald Trump and his Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have been threatening schools to coerce them into fully opening. New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza's response ridiculed Trump. NYC Schools Chancellor ridicules Trump x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. This is how one deals with an incompetent...

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  • July 16, 2020

Trump's plague ship of state runs aground on the sand bar of the DNC platform committee because intra-party division may yet disrupt party solidarity.  A month out from the Democratic National Convention, the party continues to be pulled in opposing directions by its progressive and corporate wings. While presumptive nominee Joe...

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  • July 13, 2020

Because he’s the angel of death, Donald Trump is pressuring schools to reopen in the face of the glowing Skeletor skull that is coronavirus. Just yesterday, Betsy DeVos, the administration’s education something-something, told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that the administration is “very seriously” looking at withholding federal funds from schools that...

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  • July 9, 2020

Why do I get the feeling that coronavirus is a sentient hive-mind collective that’s infecting our leaders’ brains and forcing them to make stupid, pro-coronavirus decisions? How else can one interpret U.S. policy with respect to this pandemic? In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson last night, full-time Christian...

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  • July 8, 2020

Why open them back up, they’re only going to cheat anyway…. x The director of Homeland security #Gaslighted CNN's Brianna Keilar, suggesting she is delusional for thinking #Trump's tweet about schools opening, is serious, and as simple as he wrote..or what #TrumpSupporters call #TrumpDerangementSyndrome Gaslighting is what sociopaths do pic.twitter.com/LsabfynY6v—...

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  • July 7, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D. CA), in support of U.S. Senator Gary Peters’ (D. MI) re-election campaign: Sen. Gary Peters (D. MI) Team, We know how important this election year is going to be. For our country; for our justice system; for...

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  • June 24, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D. IL) in support of U.S. Senator Gary Peters’ (D. MI) re-election campaign: My friend Gary Peters is working hard to win his re-election fight this November. But unfortunately, his GOP opponent has now outraised him for the third quarter in a...

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  • April 15, 2020

The New Republic has a new piece out about how the media is responsible for creating the myth that U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R. ME) is a “moderate”: To portray politics as “political theater,” reporters need players. And for more than a decade, Collins has been cast as a dutiful moderate,...

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  • March 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of U.S. Senator Gary Peters’ (D. MI) U.S. Senate campaign: The Michigan primary is tomorrow, and my friend Gary Peters needs our help. Split a contribution between Michigan Sen. Peters’ campaign and mine before Michiganders head to...

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  • March 10, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Last week, Speaker Mike Turzai unexpectedly announced he won't run for re-election. Please give me a moment to share why that's such HUGE news and why it's crucial we support state Democrats right now! For starters, any Republican stepping down is great for Dems' chances of...

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  • January 27, 2020

In this article by multiple reporters for The Washington Post, the Post reported that Trump doesn’t have a plan to relieve millions of Americans of crushing student loan debt and fears that Warren could defeat Trump with a progressive populist campaign: President Trump is demanding aides present a plan to tackle...

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  • December 7, 2019
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I attended public school growing up in Oklahoma. After I graduated from the University of Houston, a public university where tuition cost only $50 a semester, my first job was as a special education teacher at a public school in New Jersey. I later attended a public law school. I...

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  • November 18, 2019

Consider this little CYA item meant to distance VP Pence from Ukraine-gate that could mean a readiness to cut Trump loose. x WSJ: VP Pence advised against releasing notes of President Trump's call with the president of Ukraine. https://t.co/6dCprfgsH6— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 28, 2019 many of those anti-LGBTQ policies come...

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  • October 12, 2019

x Protestors should interrupt every Trump rally here on out by blowing whistles — Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) September 27, 2019 x Bring your whistle! We need them more than ever now! Let’s make some noise tonight! ✌️ — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) September 28, 2019 x We represent those Americans who...

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  • October 12, 2019

Even Jonathan Swift, on his best day, couldn’t make this sh** up, a *Resident of the United States, in the wee hours of the AM, fuming that a news outlet accuses him of misspelling while simultaneously misspelling a rather easily spelled word and misidentifying basic punctuation marks. x To show...

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  • September 27, 2019

This is not the diary I wanted to write. Though it includes snippets of the research I wanted to share, it is not what I had been working on for the past few days, obviously. I am rushing this diary through as I had most of the research already and...

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  • July 2, 2019

I refused to go anywhere near Trump’s re-election kickoff last week, although it’s very close to where I live. My friends who did go saw some very disturbing, albeit unsurprising, behavior from Trump supporters. Media reps were threatened by a few unhinged supporters after Trump led the chant for “CNN...

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  • June 23, 2019

2-4-6-8, who must we eliminate? Trumpster! Trumpster! Gooooooo HOME! Don't get me started, I can go on with that shit all day. But that is the overarching theme in 2020 for pretty much anybody who graduated Pre-K without a MAGA hat for a diploma. And there is empirical evidence to...

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  • June 8, 2019

Trump administration officials are rightly pariahs, and that’s certainly true in D.C. and environs as much as anywhere else. We remember how Sarah Huckabee Slanders got 86’d from the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, and that time Kirstjen “Baby Cages” Nielsen got hounded out of a Mexican restaurant in D.C. And I...

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  • May 13, 2019

Well, there’s nothing really surprising about this. Trump doesn’t like anyone but Trump, and of course he doesn’t care about education — his or anyone else’s. The Washington Post: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos remains so disliked in certain circles that her very name is a punchline. She mostly lands in...

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  • April 29, 2019

Just going to leave this here: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ family members spent $22,400 so far this year to help fund Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally’s re-election prospects, according to federal campaign finance data released this week. DeVos’ in-laws — Michigan conservative donors and heirs to the Amway fortune —...

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  • April 23, 2019

Wait, there’s a limit to the absurdities Republican senators will accept when it comes to Donald Trump’s “presidency”? I’d assumed they’d confirm the entire cast and crew of Duck Dynasty to Cabinet positions if Trump asked them to. Politico: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said in a C-SPAN “Newsmakers” interview with...

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  • April 11, 2019

They got caught being soulless ghouls again, and unwilling to withstand another news cycle in which they’re painted (quite accurately) as insensitive toward some of our country’s most vulnerable children, Don and Betsy reversed course, withdrawing their proposal to cut nearly $18 million in funding for Special Olympics. (I mean,...

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  • March 29, 2019

Most Republicans have tried to ignore the fact that you’d get better decision-making in the Oval Office from a drunk tabby cat batting around a Magic 8-ball. They got their tax cuts, and they still hate Obama, so they’ve been only too happy to indulge the baby-handed lunatic running around...

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  • December 21, 2018

Not anything to add to this endorsement of Amy McGrath by the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper. As a swing-district candidate, McGrath ascends to the national stage at an important moment. Nobody needs a reminder of the toxic and potentially dangerous political and social divides in America, nor an update on how...

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  • October 27, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) in support of Gretchen Whitmer’s (D. MI) gubernatorial campaign: Garlin Gilchrist (D. Mi) & Gretchen Whitmer (D. MI)   I don't need to tell you why it's important that we elect Gretchen Whitmer to be Michigan's next governor. You...

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  • September 26, 2018

Some very encouraging news today out of Texas courtesy of Reuters/Ispos latest poll: Among the bright spots for Democrats: U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas had a 2-percentage-point lead over Cruz among likely voters in the state and U.S. Representative Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona had a 3-point lead over Republican congresswoman...

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  • September 19, 2018

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) in support of Gretchen Whitmer’s (D. MI) gubernatorial campaign: Gretchen Whitmer (D. MI)   Michiganders know what's at stake when it comes to education. When Donald Trump picked Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education, the people who knew her...

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  • August 29, 2018

Jim Moore, writing at the Huffington Post, chastises the Notre Dame graduating students who turned their backs and walked out as VP Mike Pence began his commencement address: No point was served by walking out on the vice president, other than to demonstrate the students’ shallow intolerance of someone with...

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  • May 22, 2017

Betsy thinks this is all that’s required to be an educator. To the Republican Senators who intend to vote for Betsy Devos’s confirmation as Secretary of Education because she bought the office in the 2016 election: “I have decided to stop taking offense at the suggestion that we are buying...

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  • February 6, 2017

LOLGOP and I started a podcast a few months ago and this week’s episode is solely dedicated to Michigander Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education. Not only is Betsy DeVos completely unqualified for the job (she’s not a teacher, has not background in teaching, went to private...

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  • December 5, 2016

How are pig bones like public schools? Dick and Betsy know! Just in time so everyone would be too busy peeling potatoes and baking pies to notice, Donald Trump tapped wife and daughter of Dominion Christianity Michigan Billionaires, Betsy Prince DeVos. The wife of Dick DeVos and sister of Erik...

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  • November 24, 2016

“This package [of legislation] is a handout to criminals.” – Rep. Adam Zemke Originally posted at Eclectablog.com​. Gary Naeyaert is a “member of Team Jesus” and the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP). GLEP is Betsy DeVos's project to destroy public schools in Michigan to make way...

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  • June 6, 2016

Whether you live up north or down state in Michigan, one of the most interesting aspects of the 2014 election that barely anyone's talking about is the split in the Republican big tent. And by split I mean yawning Hell's Canyon-deep chasm (Hell's Canyon is on the Idaho-Oregon border. I...

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  • October 19, 2014

Last week Gary Naeyaert of Great Lakes Education Project tweeted an image that sparked outrage with many people in the state and earned the organization dedicated to destroying public education much deserved notoriety. After three additional tweets trying to explain what he meant by the meme to compare Michigan State...

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  • August 21, 2014
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