Year 5, Week 3 (January 31–February 6)

Well, the impeachment trial starts in the Senate tomorrow, and if the defense brief is any indication, this should be quite a circus. We’ve been through this rodeo once before, and though it should have a bit less pomp and circumstance this time I’m sure it will be no less ridiculous. Let’s get ready to ruuuumble!

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 an impeachment trial!–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

It’s gonna be a real banner week for Election Rejection news, since the Senate impeachment trial starts tomorrow. Here’s what I have for you:

We also saw significant movement on the Biden Rebuilding fronts.  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 I’m sure the rodeo will have more clowns by the time we meet again. In the interest of engaged readership, however, you still deserve dessert links! I hope you enjoy these windows into other places along with our unquestionably better 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 assurances that you didn’t have Superbowl guests!

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