Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, an associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is pleading guilty in a federal sex trafficking probe and will cooperate with prosecutors.

Meanwhile, officials in Palm Beach are reportedly making plans for what to do if Trump is indicted in the future. You know, a normal thing one does when Trump is in your jurisdiction.

Finally, the mass shooting insurance industry is booming.

Last year was the least deadly for U.S. mass shootings in a decade, a Reuters tally shows.

But spring has brought a resurgence and insurers are reporting a jump in demand for protection against such events, at a time when the pent-up traumas and frustrations of living through a pandemic are also re-entering the public domain.

Client inquiries for what the industry calls active shooter policies have risen 50% year on year in the past six weeks, said Tarique Nageer, Terrorism Placement Advisory Leader at Marsh, the world's biggest insurance broker. [...]

Chris Kirby, head of political violence cover at insurer Optio, said active shooter policy rates had risen by as much as 50% for some clients, without specifying any industry sector.

Totally normal country.