Betsy De Vos
Preying on Students? Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, over staff objections, reinstated an accrediting agency of for-profit colleges that was previously found not to meet criteria. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Devos Reinstates Problematic College Accreditors

WH's Crazy Summit Propaganda Video ; Maine Backs Ranked-Choice Voting. Again ...and More Picks

WH's Crazy Summit Propaganda Video ; Maine Backs Ranked-Choice Voting. Again ...and More Picks 6/13

The White House’s Crazy Summit Propaganda Video (Russ)

No — this isn’t a North Korean propaganda video, no matter how much you think it is.

Maine Again Backs Ranked-Choice Voting (Jimmy)

The author writes, “Maine voters again endorsed ranked-choice voting, passing a ballot question that keeps alive the first-in-the-nation election system.”

Israel: Apparent War Crimes in Gaza (Reader Luke)

The author writes, “Israeli forces’ repeated use of lethal force in the Gaza Strip since March 30, 2018, against Palestinian demonstrators who posed no imminent threat to life may amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch said today. Israeli forces have killed more than 100 protesters in Gaza and wounded thousands with live ammunition.”

‘Systemic Traumatization’: Psychologists Slam Policy of Separating Families at Border (Jimmy)

The author writes, “A newly published open letter signed by over 1,000 mental health professionals and organizations has condemned the Trump administration’s practice of separating children and parents at the border.”

US-Backed Coalition Bombs Yemen’s New Cholera Treatment Center, After Unleashing World’s Largest Outbreak (Reader Luke)

The author writes, “A military coalition formally led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and supported by the United States and Britain, bombed a newly constructed cholera treatment in Yemen on Monday, June 11. … The cholera treatment center was operated by the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (known in French as Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF).”


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