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9/16/2021
10 : 34

Very wealthy people can afford very good lobbyists

Over the last three decades, there has been a dramatic concentration of wealth in the United States. Today, the top 0.1% of American families control nearly as much wealth as the bottom 90%. The Biden
9/15/2021
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The January 6 attack never ended

On January 6, a violent mob incited by President Trump attacked the US Capitol, attempting to overturn the results of the presidential election. Ultimately, the Capitol building was secured and Joe
9/13/2021
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In key states, corporate donations go overwhelmingly to legislators that oppose abortion rights

The draconian abortion ban that became law in Texas this month may soon be spreading across the country. Substantively, the Texas law bans all abortions after six weeks — before many women know they
9/9/2021
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Treating billionaire hedge fund managers like everyone else

People who make between $40000 and $85000 per year pay a top federal income rate of 22%. Anyone who makes more, pays more — except billionaire private equity managers. Here is how it works. Private
9/8/2021
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The shameful treatment of American families 

When it comes to supporting families, the United States of America is stuck in the dark ages. There are many kinds of family leave, but the most common is paid maternity leave for new mothers. Among
9/7/2021
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These corporations bankrolled the sponsors of Texas' abortion ban 

Texas just enacted the nation's most draconian abortion ban, prohibiting all abortions after six weeks — before many women even know they are pregnant. There are no exceptions for rape or incest.
8/19/2021
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Where are the anti-war voices?

Yesterday's newsletter detailed how the media is largely overlooking voices that supported Biden's decision to withdraw from Afghanistan. Instead media reports are almost exclusively
8/18/2021
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The media's systemic failure on Afghanistan

After two decades of war, President Biden finally made the decision to fully withdraw US forces from Afghanistan. It did not go as planned. The Afghan government and security forces, which the United
8/17/2021
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The January 6 corporate accountability index

After a violent mob stormed the Capitol building in January, hundreds of corporations pledged to make changes to their political giving. Some corporations pledged to withhold PAC funding to the 147
8/16/2021
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How to unrig democracy

The Census Bureau has finally released the granular data from the 2020 Census that will allow states to begin the redistricting process. The only thing at stake is the future of democracy itself.
8/13/2021
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Corporate PR will not solve the climate crisis

This week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the first part of its sixth assessment on climate change. The report, which represents the consensus view of thousands of the
8/13/2021
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How to keep kids in school

Across the country, children are returning to school. For some kids, it's the first time they will be back in the classroom full-time since the pandemic began in March 2020. It's the
8/10/2021
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Texas Governor focuses on denying workers paid sick leave 

The Delta variant is ravaging Texas. "9027 Texans are hospitalized for the coronavirus" — nearing the prior peaks of July 2020 and January 2021. Worse, "hospitalizations are increasing
8/9/2021
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Proof that change is possible 

(Photo by: Don and Melinda Crawford/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) A core premise of Popular Information is that equipping people with information can empower them to create meaningful
8/5/2021
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GM said it was a champion for voting rights, sent 125K to GOP group pushing voter suppression

On April 6, General Motors CEO Mary Barra wrote on LinkedIn that the "right to vote in a fair, free, and equitable manner is the most precious element of #democracy." Barra then expounded at
8/4/2021
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These corporations just donated to a Republican group that helped create the January 6 mob

Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the US Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images) "The march to save America is tomorrow in Washington DC… At 1:00 pm, we will
8/3/2021
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The eviction blame game

During the course of the pandemic, members of Congress and the executive branch have been able to put aside their differences to quietly provide virtually unlimited support for corporations. A little-
8/2/2021
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Before Florida COVID surge, major media outlets lionized DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis during the UFC 261 press conference on April 22, 2021, in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC) For months, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has governed
7/28/2021
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3 years of Popular Information

“Watershed moment in the restaurant industry.” As the pandemic began to take hold of the nation, Popular Information reported that restaurant group Darden Restaurants, the parent company of Olive
7/27/2021
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Sound off

So far in July, Popular Information has exposed the obscure foundation financing "Critical Race Theory" hysteria, documented how corporations give Republicans a massive advantage in state