As universities increasingly turn to online instruction to continue classes during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration has decided that international students won’t be permitted to stay in the United States if they are not receiving in-person instruction. “The U.S. […]
Iowa Attorney General joins protest against the Trump administration’s new student loan policy (Updated)
Two months after the Republican majority in the Iowa legislature cut Attorney General Tom Miller’s budget by $600,000 to punish the attorney general for his opposition to policies of the Trump administration, Miller is pushing back against a policy change by the U.S. Department of Education […]
Trump administration introduces its family planning priorities: faith-based programs and abstinence
The Trump administration took a major step in advancing its priorities for family planning programs last week. […]
Iowa cuts protection for people in nursing homes, Trump administration may make it even worse
Budget cuts are undermining a program intended to safeguard Iowans in nursing homes. And a rule change proposed by the Trump Administration could make things worse. […]
U.S. Department of Agriculture says the rightwing radio rants of Iowa’s Sam Clovis were based on solid research and data
The USDA is now describing old rightwing radio rants as solidly researched. The ranter, Sam Clovis, is President Trump’s nominee to be the USDA’s top scientist. […]
Democracy in Crisis: Whose autocracy is it anyway?
FBI Director James Comey was speaking to federal agents when news of his firing flashed across the television behind him.
The regime blamed new Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and cited Comey’s treatment of the Clinton email investigation — as if daring us to pretend they are telling the truth.
More than 200 people arrested en masse on Inauguration Day are now facing decades in jail. Authorities issued search warrants and slapped others, like Dylan Petrohilos, with conspiracy charges after the fact. “Prosecuting people based on participation in a public protest,” Petrohilos said, “seems like something that would happen in an authoritarian society.” […]
Democracy in Crisis: A historic day behind the scenes with Jeff Sessions
Senators shuffle by the desk on Tuesday to cast their votes on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education, chattering like kids returning from summer break to find that everything has changed. Somehow even the victors seem confused. […]