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Department of Education Demands Greater Accountability from College Accreditors

Department of Education Demands Greater Accountability from College Accreditors
The U.S. Department of Education announced new transparency measures for college accreditors today, encouraging the organizations to focus more on student outcomes such as graduation rates. As part of a series of legislative recommendations, the agency also called on Congress to give it the power to set standards for how accreditors measure student achievement.
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Watchdog Accuses Pentagon of Evading Questions on $800 Million Afghanistan Program

Watchdog Accuses Pentagon of Evading Questions on $800 Million Afghanistan Program
The watchdog charged with overseeing U.S. spending in Afghanistan says the Pentagon is dodging his inquiries about an $800 million program that was supposed to energize the Afghan economy. John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, said the military is restricting access to some documents in violation of law and has claimed there are no Defense Department personnel who can answer questions about the Task Force for Business Stability Operations, or TFBSO, which operated for five years.
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Ties Bind Conservative School Board's Anti-Union Attacks

Ties Bind Conservative School Board's Anti-Union Attacks
The most recent battle in the conservative attack on teachers’ unions erupted in Loveland’s Thompson School District. The fight comes in the wake of similar — and perhaps politically connected — squabbles in Jefferson County and Douglas County where conservative board members have tried to bulldoze the unions — and in JeffCo may get recalled instead.
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Take a Sneak Peek at CO's November Ballot

Take a Sneak Peek at CO's November Ballot
Ballots for the November 3 coordinated election will arrive in Coloradans’ mailboxes in just over a week. But if you can’t bear to wait that long and need to get your hands on it sooner, the Secretary of State’s office has just the tool for you. Coloradans can now take a sneak peak at their ballots by going to GoVoteColorado.com. Here’s how.
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Can Biden Run for President with TPP Around His Neck?

Can Biden Run for President with TPP Around His Neck?
Vice President Joe Biden is considering a run for president. But Biden is currently working behind the scenes to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which most (if not all) core Democratic-aligned groups will likely oppose. Can Biden run for president as a Democrat after pushing TPP on us?
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Video: Why Are So Many Millennials Excited About Bernie Sanders?

Video: Why Are So Many Millennials Excited About Bernie Sanders?
Why Are So Many Millennials Excited About Bernie Sanders? At 73 years, Bernie would be the oldest President to serve, but a huge contingent of his supporters are young enough to be his grandchildren. How and why are the classic populist messages resonating with this group of voters? Must see video.
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The Persistently Strange Political Culture of Today's GOP

The Persistently Strange Political Culture of Today's GOP
It now seems clear that the Iran deal will stand. So when Speaker of the House John Boehner declares, "Our fight to stop this bad deal, frankly, is just beginning," we confront again the strange nature of the political culture that now drives the Republican Party.
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Liberty U Evangelical Alumnus Speaks in Tandem Support of Sanders and Spirit

Liberty U Evangelical Alumnus Speaks in Tandem Support of Sanders and Spirit
Full Transcript and Audio of Reddit user/Liberty University alumnus @SinCityShrink, aka Jim "an evangelical" who supports Bernie Sanders for President.
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Americans United Puts Cape May Government on Notice: Nope on Pope

Americans United Puts Cape May Government on Notice: Nope on Pope
The upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia and the accompanying World Meeting of Families (which may bring 2 million people to Center City) presents many challenges regarding the Constitutionally mandated separation of church and state.
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Clinton Campaign 'Getting Nervous' as Sanders Lead Increases

Clinton Campaign 'Getting Nervous' as Sanders Lead Increases
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Saturday that he thinks the Hillary Clinton campaign is "getting nervous about the kind of energy and enthusiasm our campaign is bringing forth."
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