1) Biden is dropping the hammer. Democrats don’t want unity, they want compliance, and NOW
President Joe Biden kicked off his time in the White House by preaching unity, but it quickly became clear that Democrats’ so-called mission for coexistence just meant “endorse our ideology or get steamrolled and canceled for trying to oppose it.”
2) Polls show Democrats are wrong about abortion’s popularity. Kaylee White writes:
Abortion is not nearly as popular as Democrats seem to think it is.
A new Harvard-Harris Poll found that although a majority of the public opposes overturning Roe v. Wade, that same majority supports restricting abortion significantly. In fact, 56% of respondents said they would support restricting abortions after 15 weeks, which is exactly what Mississippi’s “heartbeat” bill, the legislation at the center of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, aims to do.
This raises an important question: If the Supreme Court really does overturn Roe in its Dobbs decision next year, will there be a massive voter backlash the likes of which Democrats are predicting? I’m willing to bet “no.” For years now, poll after poll after poll has shown voters support restricting abortion, which is exactly what overturning Roe would allow the states to do.
3) The opioid crisis is killing hundreds of thousands of Americans – and it’s getting worse.
Deaths from fentanyl will continue to rise and overdoses may be increasingly difficult to battle in the US, said Roger Crystal, who helped develop Narcan nasal spray, an easy-to-use medication that reverses overdoses.
The overdose crisis that killed more than 100,000 Americans in one year is “all about fentanyl”, Crystal said – and it’s only going to get worse.
Those who are overdosing from fentanyl have a shorter window of time to be saved and may need additional doses of the medication.
“Fentanyl is an opioid, but it’s a different beast entirely. It acts faster, it’s much stronger, and it lasts longer,” Crystal told the Guardian. That means overdose reversals need to happen faster, and multiple doses of naloxone may be needed. Sometimes, he said, a person is revived with one dose, but falls back into an overdose again because of fentanyl’s long-lasting effects.