Year 3, Week 41 (October 27 — November 2)

Kara Hurvitz
6 min readNov 5, 2019


It was Halloween this week, and most of the news was appropriately scary to mark the occasion. Also, like that one type of Halloween candy you hate, impeachment news is turning up on every corner. (Seriously, there has been so much impeachment news that I had to triple-check to make sure I wasn’t somehow missing some regular news. It’s impeachment turtles and decoy policies all the way down.)

Standard standing reminders 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 Twitter ban! — 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!

Constitutional Crisis Corners:

This was another incredible week for Whistleblowing Ukraine Biden Bingo, which by this point is the undisputed heavyweight champion of the news cycle. Here are the latest updates:

As in previous weeks, Disregard of Governing Norms somehow continues on despite the impeachment circus also happening. Here’s what I have for you:

Your “Normal” Weird:

The Bad:

The Good:

So that’s what I have for this week, and I think we can all agree that it’s more than enough. For making it through, you deserve studies about rats driving tiny cars and an eventual better government. I’ll be back next week with more (and hopefully better) 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 court injunctions of 45’s policies!



Kara Hurvitz

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