In Today’s Issue 💬
- Progressives to block Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s reelection.
- Florida’s rejected textbooks claimed conservatives are more racist than liberals.
- California's law mandating diversity on corporate boards was struck down. (paid-only)
- Headlines to keep you in the loop
Progressives to block Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s reelection
Today, the congresswoman is appearing in court as part of a lawsuit that aims to disqualify her from reelection.
Background: A case brought by Free Speech for People, a progressive election reform organization, is seeking to disqualify Greene from seeking her reelection. They claim that Greene helped facilitate the riot at the Capitol to overturn the election—and because of that—should not be allowed to run again.
Denying voters: Greene’s lawyer argues that the group wants to “deny the right to vote to the thousands of people in the 14th District of Georgia by having Greene removed from the ballot.” In many ways, he is correct. The group wants to prevent voters from electing their leaders.
The capitol riot: As we’ve covered thoroughly, the media exaggerated Jan 6. Two weeks ago, a J6 defendant was acquitted because security allowed them into the capitol. Dozens of others were in the same situation. Read more about our coverage of the capitol riot.
Florida’s rejected textbooks claimed conservatives are more racist than liberals.
Background: Florida’s education department rejected 54 math textbooks for its K-12 curriculum because of issues with the content. The rejected books constitute 41 percent of all the books submitted for review. The state only released a few snippets of rejected books to avoid copyright issues.
Measuring racial prejudice: One of the math books frames a math question about the Implicit Association Test, which measures racial prejudice. The book highlights data that shows that conservatives have more racial prejudice—despite the controversial and inaccurate nature of the Implicit Association Test. Even progressives believe it’s faulty.
From the New York Times: Before Florida released images of the textbooks, the New York Times released an article examining some of the rejected textbooks. Without knowing the problematic parts of the books, they guessed and told their readers the books were rejected for highlighting successful people of color.
🔥 In Other News
💰 Elon Musk says he has lined up $46.5 billion in financing to buy Twitter. He's exploring what's known as a tender offer to buy all of the social media platform's common stock. Twitter's board adopted a poison pill defense last week that could make a takeover expensive. Read more.
👁 Obama argues unregulated social media is a threat to democracy. Read more.
📱Truth Social & Rumble: Truth Social, the social media platform created by the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), has successfully migrated its website and mobile applications to Rumble's cloud infrastructure. Read more.
😷 Philadelphia health officials will end their mask mandate just four days after it was reinstated. Read more.
⛳️ Trans female golfer says biological males shouldn't compete in female sports. Read more.
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