Year 7, Week 2 (January 22-28)

The news feels like a bleak Groundhog Day yet again, which is kind of impressive when it also contains some major changes. Still, if there’s one thing I’ve learned after six years of this nonsense, it’s that the news doesn’t have to make sense. In fact, most of the time, it doesn’t bother.

Standard standing reminders still apply: I may be starting a seventh year of journalism, but I summarize news within my areas of expertise. NNR summaries often contain some detailed analysis that’s outside my expertise–I’m a lawyer, not a classified document!–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:

We had a suspiciously quiet week in election rejection news, but Biden Rebuilding still features reruns in syndicate.  Here’s what I have for you:

Your New Normal:

The Bad:

The Good:

  • Recent Reproductive Health Resilience. Advocates in two states are beginning to bring legal challenges to restrictions on abortion pills, which may be a way to improve access to reproductive health supports in those states. This is likely the beginning of a much longer battle, but it’s promising to see challenges emerge.

So that’s all I have for this week, and I’m sorry, there are no news refunds. For making it through, you deserve this bear’s selfie game and a more functional 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 hours in the day!

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