National News Roundup: Year 5, Week 52 (January 9–15)

Kara Hurvitz
4 min readJan 18, 2022


As I write this on Martin Luther King Jr Day, I am thinking about all his family is doing to further his work regarding advocacy for voting rights and reformation of the filibuster. It’s hard to feel like we’re making progress, as Mr. King notes in his op-ed, particularly given the voting rights news below. But the voting rights fight is not over, and we owe it to our fellow Americans to keep it up.

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 COVID test!–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:

As seems to be true every week, there are a lot of Election Rejection updates to report, and some of them are even promising. Here’s what I have for you:

We did also see a bit of progress 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 Shiba Inu food critic 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 wind right here in a jar!



Kara Hurvitz

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