National News Roundup: Year 5, Week 38 (October 3–9)

It hasn’t been a full week since you last heard from me, but nonetheless a lot has happened. As has become the protocol, most of it is pretty rough. Here’s hoping I have better things to report soon.

Standard standing reminders still apply: I am no journalist, though I play one in your inbox or browser, so I’m mostly summarizing the news within my area of expertise. NNR summaries often contain some detailed analysis that’s outside my expertise–I’m a lawyer, not a debt ceiling!–but all offroad adventures are marked with an asterisk. And, of course, for the things that are within my lane, I’m offering context that shouldn’t be considered legal advice. Okay, I think that’s about it for the disclaimers. Onward to the news!

Cleanup in Aisle 45

After a quiet week on Election Rejection news, we’ve seen a lot of action in the past few days. Here’s what happened:

This was also a relatively quiet week for Biden Rebuilding news, though there were a few odds and ends (and another belated immigration course-correction). Here’s what I have for you:

Your New Normal:

The Bad:

The Good:

So that’s what I have for this week, and I’m sorry, there are no news refunds. For making it through, you deserve these proletariat otters as well as a more consistently improved government. I’ll be back next week with more restructured and improved news, and I hope you will be back as well–but in the meantime, feel free to ping the National News Roundup ask box, which is there for your constructive comments. Send me questions! Send me feedback! Send me a timeturner that I’ll use responsibly I swear!

Boots on the ground for social change, one step at a time.