Year 5, Week 5 (February 14-20)


With everything happening, and the focus on fixing things, it has been easy to forget just how much bigger the GOP is than simply Trump. The current crisis in Texas really brings home just how wide that abdication from good governance goes, and it’s an unpleasant but important reminder. I’ve included some ways to help in the roundup this week, in case you want to be a better human being than Ted Cruz.

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 power grid!–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 after the impeachment acquittal, we still saw some Election Rejection news–we’ll likely keep seeing it weekly as investigations into the Capitol assault continue. Here’s what I have for you:

We also saw a bit of 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 it was more specific than normal but still more than enough. In the interest of engaged readership, however, you still deserve dessert links! I hope you enjoy Gritty snowboarding in Lake Tahoe 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 more animal videos!

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