Slave State: “Longstanding factors like conflict, repressive governments and supply chains are, in part, driving the worsening situation. But additional conditions — including the pandemic, climate-induced migration and rollbacks of women’s rights — have also become major drivers as well.” The number of people living in modern slavery is growing, reaching 50 million in 2021 — an increase of 10 million in less than six years.

+ She Was Ten: Indiana doctor who talked publicly about a 10-year-old rape victim’s abortion is fined. (She was fined because of a privacy violation, but this is all politics.)

+ Weird Coincidence! “The day before a key meeting last year between a lawyer for former President Donald Trump and officials seeking the return of classified documents in Trump’s possession, a maintenance worker at the former president’s private club saw an aide moving boxes into a storage room.” Mar-a-Lago Worker Provided Prosecutors New Details in Trump Documents Case.

+ Debt Sealing: “The training program for Navy SEALs is plagued by widespread failures in medical care, poor oversight and the use of performance-enhancing drugs that have increased the risk of injury and death to those seeking to become elite commandos, according to an investigation triggered by the death of a sailor last year.”

+ Howdy Pardoner: “DeSantis said that “what I’m going to do is — I’m going to do on day one — I will have folks that will get together and look at all these cases, who are people, who are victims of weaponization or political targeting.” DeSantis is already teasing pardons for Trump and others involved in the Jan 6 insurrection. Party over country is now personal gain over country. In actual law and justice news, Jessica Watkins: Oath Keepers member and Army veteran sentenced to 8.5 years in prison for January 6. (Meanwhile, DeSantis signs Florida bill limiting the liabilities of private spaceflight companies. I guess he wasn’t that pissed about the Twitter glitches.)

+ He’s in My Head: “Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface company Neuralink says it has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to launch its first in-human clinical study. If this is true, it means that actual humans could be getting a device from Neuralink implanted in their heads.” Maybe there’s an implant to get Elon Musk out of my head. If so, sign me up.

+ Anti Antisemitism: “President Joe Biden announced a new plan on Thursday to fight hate, bias and violence against Jewish people and combat an alarming rise in antisemitism,” and Lauren Boebert’s response to the plan was… “When they say stuff like this, they mean they want to go after conservatives.”