National News Roundup: Year 6, Week 2 (January 23–29)

Kara Hurvitz
4 min readFeb 1, 2022

If I had to catalog my own reaction to the news this week, I think it would be ‘pronounced disgust’–it’s hard to read about so many system dysfunctions coming home to roost at once. If you’re feeling that way as you read this week, know that it’s not just you! At minimum, it’s you and me, and we can be disgruntled weirdos together.

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 they’re back to being concerning again. Here’s what I have for you:

This wasn’t exactly a stellar week 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 happy goose reunion 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 news of less snowfall!



Kara Hurvitz

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