Two television stars-turned-presidents pledged to drain the swamp. Then they joined forces to kill a powerful anti-corruption commission in Guatemala.
Aaron Glantz is a senior reporter at Reveal and the author of Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream (published by Custom House).
Patrick was a rare Democrat among a small gang of moneymen—many of them close to Trump now—who cashed in when the economy crashed a decade ago.
Legislation designed to prevent for-profit colleges from exploiting veterans died within 15 minutes of being introduced.
For-profit colleges are treating veterans like cash cows, collecting millions in GI bill dollars for worthless diplomas while lobbying Washington to keep the money flowing.
Since 9/11 almost 1,000 veterans have died due to negligence in the veterans health-care system. After lengthy legal battles the VA is finally making payments to their families.
The VA is prescribing 270% more opiates to veterans than it was 12 years ago, sometimes, writes Aaron Glantz, pushing the drugs to known addicts who later overdose.