So a Jewish guy and a Black man walk into the Senate. And the joke’s on Mitch McConnell… After the Georgia run-offs that will ultimately send both Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to victories and the senate to a 50/50 state, it’s more than a little ironic that Mitch McConnell will now hold the title of “minority” leader. And David Perdue, who just went from being a part time day trader to being a full time day trader, will watch from home as the woman he demeaned as Kamalamalamala wields the power of holding the tie-breaking vote. And proving that whoever took over as America’s showrunner in 2021 knows how to serve up a satisfying plot twist, on the day McConnell lost his leadership role in the Senate, Joe Biden announced that Merrick Garland would be the country’s next attorney general.

+ “The other day, because this is America, the 82-year-old hands that used to pick somebody else’s cotton picked her youngest son to be a United States senator.” Warnock makes history with Senate win as Dems near majority.

+ There is suddenly a much greater chance of a bigger stimulus package, and “ideas like boosting payments to individuals from $600 to $2000, or adding aid to local governments, could be resurrected quickly as a result.” In the short term, the biggest impact will be that Dems lead the committees and Biden’s appointees will likely get confirmed more quickly which means they can more immediately get to work on the business of saving pandemic lives which is, ultimately, what this moment in American history is about.

+ The devil went down to Georgia, and cost his party the race. The Atlantic: Trump Lost Everything for the Republicans. (Make no mistake, these were narrow wins in Georgia, but it is comforting that, apparently, sedition didn’t sell as well in Georgia as it in DC.)