National News Roundup: Year 5, Week 50 (December 26 — January 1)

Kara Hurvitz
4 min readJan 4, 2022

As foretold by prophecy, I’m even more sick of the word ‘omicron’ two weeks later–unfortunate, when it’s now even more ubiquitous. But I’ll have the long and the short of the relevant news for you below, and I probably won’t even complain that much! (Where you can read it, at any rate.)

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 subpoena!–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:

For yet another week, there are a lot of Election Rejection updates to report. 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 think we can agree that it’s more than enough. For making it through, you deserve this panda cub’s first snowfall 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 KN-95 masks!



Kara Hurvitz

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