1) Liberals are desperate for Justice Stephen Breyer to retire before the Democrats lose the Senate. An MSNBC writer is panicking:
Some Republicans have already made clear that if the Senate majority changes next year and a spot becomes open on the Supreme Court, then they won’t vote to confirm a successor. And, if past performance is any prediction of future behavior, Sen. Mitch McConnell — were he to become the Senate’s majority leader once more — is unlikely to even proceed with consideration of a nominee.
Nonetheless, Breyer has made no statements about any planned retirement. To the contrary, any statements have been to disclaim any decision, thus far, about when he will retire.
2) Biden’s policies are leading to inflation. Nick Gillespie writes:
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) tracks the cost of everyday items. It’s jacked up a whopping 6.8 percent over the past year, the biggest increase in almost 40 years. Gas is up 51 percent, beef is up 20 percent, and furniture by 11 percent.
We’ve seen absolutely massive increases in government spending over the past two years, which have been paid for by printing money and historic boosts in the money supply. When you print money it means that there are more dollars chasing basically the same amounts of goods and services, which causes prices to rise. In just the past three fiscal years, federal spending has swollen to nearly $7 trillion a year, up from about $4.4 trillion in fiscal year 2019. Spending was $6.6 trillion in 2020, and $6.8 trillion in 2021.
3) Sarah Palin is floating the idea of getting back into politics.
During a Wednesday appearance on Newsmax TV’s “Eric Bolling The Balance,” former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) floated the possibility of re-entering the political realm.
Palin, who was Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) running mate in his 2008 presidential bid, said she “would love to” run again. She pointed to her “servant’s heart” as a reason she would get back into politics.
“I would love to,” Palin replied. “I would never say never. And no, I feel like, you know, there are still some offerings that I haven’t in terms of a servant’s heart. I want to serve. I want to help the people, and I think I have a heck of a lot of common sense. And that’s what we need today. And I’m not so obsessively partisan that I let that get in the way of just doing what’s right for the people. So, I would love to.”