Judd Legum

Judd Legum


I write Popular Information, a newsletter about the political news that matters most. DMs open. judd@popular.info

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On Friday, the Texas Senate passed an "anti-CRT" bill that would end requirements that public schools include writings on the civil rights movement in social studies classes. Among the works dropped is MLK Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech

BTW, the foundation that is funding many anti-CRT efforts (Thomas W. Smith Foundation) is run by a guy who has stated publicly that students shouldn't be taught about the history of Black people or women Such subjects lack "academic rigor," he says

UPDATE: @LockheedMartin  is now the top corporate donor to Republicans that voted to overturn the election, surpassing @Toyota  A analysis finds has donated to 53 GOP @LockheedMartinobjectors  in the first 6 months of 2021

1. I've been spending a lot of time highlighting companies that have broken their commitments after January 6 But this has created a somewhat inaccurate picture because many companies of kept their promises So I've created a list of those companies. Follow along if interested

1. I know we are supposed to describe the decision to get a vaccine as a "personal decision" because that makes vaccine hesitant people more comfortable but it's really not true. The decision not to get a vaccine is a bad decision that endangers everyone else.

No Black parents, teachers or scholars testified to the Joint Committee on Education during the invite-only hearing on critical race theory.

1. Biden's claimed that misinformation about vaccines on the platform was "killing people" Facebook responded with a flurry of statistics that it claimed proved the company was "saving lives." So I decided to take a closer look at these statistics.

Maybe it’s just me but I can’t get past the fact that the FBI Director set up a phony tip line for people to report information about Brett Kavanaugh, then secretly funneled the “relevant” info to the White House, then covered it up for two years AND HE’S STILL THE FBI DIRECTOR

My newsletter, Popular Information, just turned three years old. There have been more than 600 editions and today I took a look back at some of the highlights. Thanks to everyone who subscribes and makes this work possible!

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1. With the coronavirus killing thousands and threatening to tank the global economy, I feel like more people should be talking about the fact that Trump fired the entire pandemic response team two years ago and then didn't replace them

In America, you can be teargassed and shot with rubber bullets for peacefully protesting in front of a church. But you can literally bust down the doors to the United States Capitol and stroll around while police officers watch.

BREAKING: The CDC has stopped disclosing the number of Americans tested for coronavirus. On the left is how the website looked last night. On the right is what it looks like now, with the testing info removed. The lack of testing is a scandal. This is the coverup.

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Coronavirus exposes all of Trump’s biggest weaknesses: 1. Incompetence 2. Rejection of scientific facts 3. Distrust of expertise 4. Disinterest in long-term planning 5. Embrace of conspiracy theories 6. Paranoia 7. Inability to learn from mistakes

No one gets credit for finding their conscience with 325 hours left in Trump's presidency

BREAKING: @Hallmark , which donated $3,000 to @HawleyMO  and $5,000 to @RogerMarshallMD  is demanding its money back.

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