I'm going to try something new. A number of readers have suggested instituting daily threads for those who would like to raise topics for matters that don't have a separate post devoted to those topics. So, any post prefixed by "Briefly Noted" can be regarded in that light. I'll try to do these posts on a somewhat regular basis and will include some topic in the heading, but anyone should feel free to raise any topic they wish to in the comments. I may also update throughout the day with links or brief comments. We'll see how it goes.
Emailer Jim referred me to a NYT article about David Perdue. I know that feelings run high over the proposed boycott of the senatorial runoff elections. For context:
The Georgia Republican’s stock trades have far outpaced those of his Senate colleagues and have included a range of companies within his Senate committees’ oversight, an analysis shows.
Is that the price of a sensible SCOTUS? I hate to say yes, yet I shudder at the alternative. It's not like this could be fixed in two years. Perdue would get six more years. Holding one's nose for six years is as bad as masking up for six years.
Don Surber comments on the situation in both AZ (Ducey) as well as GA: Oh, NOW Republicans need us.