Republicans continually talk about crime and promote their candidates as crime fighters. Yet the murder rate in red states has outpaced blue states by 23% over the past 20 years. The highest murder rates are in four red states- Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Missouri.
US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is warning parents to ban kids from social media sites such as TikTok and Instagram until they’re 16 to 18 years old. He says online apps hinder teen development and cause a distorted sense of self.
For those of you who ask, “What do they do?”, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Archewell Foundation has raised $13 million, and given $3 million in grants for vaccine equity, relief centers, and refugee settlement.
Brandon Tsay, the hero who wrestled the gun away from the Monterey Park mass shooter, is honored at a ceremony in Alhambra, California. President Biden has invited Tsay to be his guest at his State of the Union Address on February 7.
“You’re the frikin Governor of Arizona!” (She’s not.) Here’s your Republican Party: Three unhinged whack jobs- a pardoned criminal, a fantasy governor, and the pillow guy. (Video: Steve Bannon’s War Room)
Trump calls Truth Social a major success. The New York Times examined the ads on the site. There are zero from major brands. Instead, the ads on Truth Social are for alternative medicines, gun accessories, Trump-themed trinkets, and just overall junk from fringe marketers.