It serves no one, really, for me to continue blogging and reporting at the usual pace during Thanksgiving. The people counting on me for cranberry and sausage stuffing will be let down. The people not reading the Internet won't notice.
Instead, I give you a story about the city of Pontiac, Michigan, the model for the state's new, controversial (we're talking "people gathering signatures to overturn it" controversial) revision of a law that allows all-powerful Emergency Managers to take over municipalities that are failing. I also give you this.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union