It takes a lot to be one of the most controversial members of the Trump administration, but Betsy DeVos has done it. The inexperienced education secretary’s nomination came the closest to being blocked by Congress, and for her views and political connections she has been the repeated target of protests. Many consider the extreme version of school choice she champions to be outdated and damaging to lower-income families, and her policies regarding disabilities and student debt have not endeared her to the larger public. Read more.
The Navajo Nation will sue the Trump administration if it tries to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, its top lawyer told Reuters on Thursday, ahead of the release of a broad government review of such sites across the country. Read more.