Year 7, Week 9 (March 12-18)

The news feels ephemeral and odd this week, even by our modern standards–and I’m not just saying that because we’re still waiting for Trump indictment riot news as I type this. There’s something that feels hard to hold onto about this week’s news cycle. But I’m here to try to pin it down anyway.

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 an economist!–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:

This was a truly wild week on the Election Rejection front, even though we’re still waiting for the full story. Here’s what has happened:

Meanwhile, the big Biden Rebuilding news is TikTok, which I didn’t have on my bingo card either but here we are.  Here’s what I have for you:

Your New Normal:

The Bad:

The Good:

So that’s all the news I have for this week, and I think we can agree it is more than enough. For making it through, you deserve this elevator cat 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 cookies because we ran out!

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