Congressman Tim Scott (R.SC.) has been chosen by Governor Nikki Haley to take the seat of Senator Jim DeMint, who has resigned from the Senate to head the Heritage Foundation. Congressman Scott is a down the line pro-lifer and one of the most conservative members of the House. He will be the only black member of the Senate, and the first black Republican Senator since Edward Brooke III of Massachusetts who served in the Senate 1967-1979.
Peter Tork of The Monkees has died at age 77. May his soul rest in peace.