National News Roundup: Year 5, Week 47 (December 5–11)

Kara Hurvitz
4 min readDec 15, 2021


Collating the news is starting to feel like staring at that whiteboard from Cabin in the Woods, y’all. I can’t say I enjoy the feeling, but at least somebody’s keeping track? (Although, just for the record, I don’t want to see the merman.)

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 House panel!–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:

Boy howdy are there a lot of Election Rejection updates to report this week. Here’s what I have for you:

In comparison, things looked distressingly quiet on the Biden Rebuilding front. Here’s what has happened:

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 this cat workplace saga 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 more sachets of Cold 9–1–1 tea!



Kara Hurvitz

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