The opioid crisis has become an American tragedy, taking over 50,000 lives each year due to overdoses. And it’s not just Mexican cartels and gang members who are getting rich over wasted lives.
Today, the immigration crisis is growing more out of control than ever with controversies about how to keep illegal immigrants from entering America and what to do about those in custody on both sides of the border.
Today, the bipartisan battle is becoming more divisive than ever and threatens to destroy America and our very democracy. In turn, this conflict is based on the many divisions in America between the races, genders, haves and have-nots, North and South, Middle America and the Coasts, liberals and conservatives, and more.
The relationships between citizens and the police have become worse than ever. Almost daily, the news features stories about police shooting citizens involved in criminal or suspicious activity, while citizens are fighting back by shooting the police, sometimes in an ambush.
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Citizen-police relations have become tenser than ever. Every news cycle brings more examples of deteriorating relationships. For example, in the inner cities, protests are growing in response to police killings of civilians, even if an officer is cleared due to acting in self-defense. At the same time, property crimes are increasing and going unsolved in middle and upper income areas in the cities and suburbs.
Today, the late night comedians have become more popular than ever. For example, according to the TV by the Numbers report for January 19, 019, Stephen Colbert has 41% of the TV-viewing audience in its time slot, the Late Night with Seth Myers has a 27% viewership, and the Daily Show with Trevor Noah has 23% of the viewers. That turns into about 4 million viewers for Colbert, about 2 ½ million viewers for Myers and 2 million for Noah.