Year 7, Week 15 (April 23-29)

We had a few days in a row this week where the news was looking… pretty positive? Somehow? (I know, I’m as shocked as you are.) But by the time that I’m typing this, another big bank has failed and we’re back to our normally scheduled timeline. We had a good run, y’all.

Standard standing reminders still apply: I may be well into my 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 injunction!–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:

Strictly speaking, the Election Rejection front news this week is really more just Election News, but it’s such a repeat of 2020 that I don’t feel bad stashing it here. Here’s what has happened:

The main news on the Biden Rebuilding front, in contrast, is economics-related.  Here’s what I have for you:

Your New Normal:

The Bad:

The Good:

So that’s what I have for you this week, and I’m sorry for the return to our regularly-scheduled timeline. For making it through, you deserve this kitten ambush 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 photos of your pets!