In the news today: Not only is the pandemic not over, the nation is in the middle of a new pandemic surge. Wear your masks, and get vaccinated as soon as possible. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today rejected the appointment of two Republicans to a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection after signals that both of them were appointed to obstruct, rather than assist, the probe. And new plea bargains from rioters belonging to one of the most violence-minded insurrectionist groups suggest big legal trouble for the militia group’s leaders.
Here’s some of what you may have missed: