The Truth Shan’t Make You Free
We’ve all heard about Roe v. Wade being overturned. It has dominated the headlines on every outlet from CNN to Fox News ever since the judgment was released, to be replaced only by other SCOTUS decisions, militant yet unrealistic statements by politicians, and a massive barrage of fundraising ads from the Democratic party.
Contrary to public belief, other occurrences of note have taken place during this time, and it’s only right that we should share them.
The Truth Shall Mock Yer Fear
Midsummer has passed, and the days will now get shorter and shorter until Christmas and snow. Not to worry, though; there’s plenty of hot summer between now and then. And that’s the weather; now on to the news!
Yes, there are hearings. You already know all there is to know about those, so, as usual, let’s move on to things you won’t see on the front page.
The Truth Shall Make You Fret
The news and feeds are all full of these hearings, which for some reason couldn’t be held in a timely manner but instead needed to be delayed until… wait, is it Midterm season again? Wow! What a coincidence!
It might surprise you to know that, while you were watching that, other things happened in the world, some of them quite interesting and even important. Here are a few:
Hello, good morning, and welcome to another edition of the Update!
There’s tremendous excitement this morning about several developments in the Ukraine that nobody has any clear picture of, and the 24-hour infotainment channels will tell you all about all the things they don’t know. They’ll bring in experts and have lively discussions and it’ll be a lot of fun for them, so we won’t spoil it by getting involved.
Instead, here are a few things that have happened recently that you might have missed:
War in Ukraine continues, COVID rages on, and Amber was Heard.
But other things have happened in the past few days, and it would be a shame to miss them. Here are just a few:
The Ukraine War dominates headlines everywhere. This is doubtless a good thing, since it’s probably the single most important event in the world today, and likely to have even more far-reaching long-term consequences than even the ongoing COVID epidemic.
Unfortunately, this headline dominance has a tendency to drown out other useful stories. There are always important things happening all over the world; it hasn’t stopped spinning despite Russia’s invasion of yet another neighbor. This is why we do these Updates, after all, so let’s take a look:
The Ukraine War is all over the headlines, and rightly. It’s going to be a defining moment for this generation and the next, just like COVID was but apparently still isn’t despite disconcertingly high hospitalization numbers.
Having said that, there are other things happening all over the world; it hasn’t stopped spinning just because Russia invaded yet another neighbor and there’s a plague on. Let’s take a look, shall we?
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And now that we’ve summarized all the other headline news out there, let’s talk about some things nobody’s bothering to mention. I’m not sure why, but it’s possible they just might be newsworthy.
You already know this: Ukraine has been invaded by Russia again, all the world except Tucker Carlson and a few of his more rabid followers hates Putin, and Kiev is now spelled Kyiv but will soon be smoking rubble. Too soon? Very much so, but it’s either laugh or cry.
But we’re not here to talk about World War III, so instead we’re pressing on with all the news you might have missed while waiting for the hammer to fall. Which it will.
A great sportsball event took place yesterday, as one team outsportsballed another team and gained a sportsball victory in the annual sportsball game. The ads were said to be spectacular, as always.
In other news…