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It's been a busy month for Popular Information.Here are a few highlights from our reporting over the last 30 days: Popular Information authorit Say your pieceJudd LegumMar 23SaveIt's been a busy month for Popular Information.Here are a few highlights from our reporting over the last 30 days:Popular

3 days ago

Trump allies misrepresent crime in NYC

According to reports, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) is close to indicting former President Donald Trump for falsifying business records and violating campaign finance laws in relation to a $130,000 hush money payment to Stormy Daniels, a former adult film star who says that she had an

4 days ago

The war on drag shows

On February 3, the State of Florida filed an administrative complaint against the operators of the Plaza Live theater in Orlando for hosting a drag show.According to the complaint, the drag show performed on December 28, 2022, at Plaza Live included "acts of sexual conduct, simulated sexual activity

5 days ago

Why Stormy Daniels matters

On Saturday morning, Donald Trump announced on Truth Social that he "WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK." Trump's comments came after widespread reports that Manhattan District Alvin L.Bragg (D) was closing in on an indictment connected to Trump's $130,000 hush money payment to Stormy Daniels,

6 days ago

Who gets bailed out? Who gets left out?

Last Friday, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) which held deposits for thousands of tech startups collapsed.The failure was sparked by SVB executives mismanaging the bank's assets and fueled by venture capitalists like Peter Thiel, who encouraged the companies they invested in to Open in app or onlineToo

1 week ago

Deregulating child labor

In February, a federal investigation found that Packers Sanitation Services illegally employed at least 102 children in hazardous occupations across 13 meat processing facilities in eight states.The children were found working overnight shifts and using caustic chemicals to clean razor-sharp saws, h

1 week ago

Florida book bans are not a hoax

For months, Popular Information has documented how thousands of books have been removed from the shelves of Florida school libraries or have otherwise been made unavailable to Florida students.These actions were taken in response to new laws and regulations championed by Florida Governor Ron DeSanti

1 week ago

Tucker v. Tucker

Tucker Carlson is the most watched political pundit on television.Carlson demeans immigrants, promotes white nationalist conspiracies, and defends Donald Trump.The pro-Trump commentary is especially important, because his audience is mostly Trump supporters.His 8 PM show routinely draws Open in app

2 weeks ago

UPDATE: Walgreens' deceptive damage control

Walgreens is facing a public relations crisis after announcing it would not dispense abortion medication in several states where abortion remains legal.Walgreens' decision came in response to threatening letters from Republican Attorneys General and anti-abortion activists.The decisionhas Open in ap

2 weeks ago

A crime against democracy

Nearly 700,000 Americans are residents of the District of Columbia.Should they, like all other Americans, have the right to govern themselves.For some time, Joe Biden's answer has been a resounding "YES." As a candidate, Biden not only endorsed statehood for DC Open in app or onlineYesterday, Popula

2 weeks ago

How Walgreens supports the anti-abortion movement

Walgreens, one of the nation's largest pharmacy chains, announced that it will not dispense abortion pills in at least 10 states where abortion remains legal.The decision came in response to a letter from 20 state attorneys general who oppose abortion rights, encouraging Walgreens not to make the dr

2 weeks ago

Murdoch, exposed

It's not a secret that Fox News is a political operation seeking to bolster the prospects of Republicans.Jeanne Pirro, co-host of Fox News' The Five, regularly appears at Republican fundraisers.Mark Levin, who hosts a weekly Fox News program, appeared at Open in app or onlineWelcome back to Popular

3 weeks ago

Is it "OK to be white"?

In the span of a few days, Dilbert a cartoon lampooning workplace culture by Scott Adams was dropped by hundreds of newspapers.The backlash was in response to a racist rant that Adams posted on YouTube in which he described Black Americans as "a hate group" and advised white people "to get the hel

3 weeks ago

Talk to me

We are less than two months into 2023, but Popular Information has been busy.Here is some of what weve done this year: Popular Information bro Talk to meJudd LegumFeb 23SaveWe are less than two months into 2023, but Popular Information has been busy.Here is some of what weve done this year:Popular I

1 month ago

The environmental awakening of Tucker Carlson

On February 3, a freight train operated by Norfolk Southern derailed in Ohio near the small town of East Palestine.The train was carrying several toxic chemicals, including vinyl chloride, a highly toxic and flammable gas used to make plastic.The derailment resulted in a massive fire, unleashing a t

1 month ago

"Apartheid" in Jackson, Mississippi

The Mississippi House, a body dominated by white Republicans, voted Tuesday to create a separate court system and police force for portions of Jackson, Mississippi the second-Blackest city in the United States.Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, who would lose control over portions of his city unde

1 month ago