National News Roundup: Year 5, Week 8

Kara Hurvitz
4 min readMar 16, 2021


I’m probably jinxing myself by typing this, but as I draft this on Monday afternoon we appear to have sighted that mythical beast known as a slow news week. I haven’t really seen these in the last four years, so I’m throwing an impromptu desk party over here. The light switch rave is off the chain.

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 stimulus payment!–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:

Even during a slow news week there are still updates on Election Rejection, though they’re mostly about how many people are being charged by the DOJ right now. Here’s what I have for you:

We are continuing to track two main stories on the Biden Rebuilding fronts as well. Here’s what has happened in the past week:

Your New Normal:

The Bad:

The Good:

So that’s what I have for this week, and it was a bit lighter than many weeks but I’m okay with that. For making it through, you deserve this rebounding cat and 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 warm weather like we had last week!



Kara Hurvitz

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