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1:05 AM ET, November 29, 2008


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Joe Gould / NY Daily News:
Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede  —  A worker died after being trampled and a woman miscarried when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island Wal-Mart Friday morning, witnesses said.  —  The unidentified worker …
Jack Healy / New York Times:
Wal-Mart Employee Trampled to Death by Customers  —  A Wal-Mart employee in suburban New York died after being trampled by a crush of shoppers who tore down the front doors and thronged into the store early Friday morning, turning the annual rite of post-Thanksgiving bargain hunting into a frenzy.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
‘Black Friday:’ Three dead so far  —  Some “Black Friday.”  —  First a temporary maintenance worker died opening the doors of a Wal-Mart to a bargaining-hunting crowd of human wolves.  And now two are dead at a Toys “R” Us.  —  Lay a little blame at the feet of the government …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and
Daily Mail:
Massacre in Mumbai: Up to SEVEN gunmen were British and ‘came from same area as 7/7 bombers’ … British-born Pakistanis were among the Mumbai terrorists, Indian government sources claimed today, as the death toll rose to at least 150.  —  As many as seven of the terrorists may have British connections …
Krittivas Mukherjee / Reuters:
Staff emerge as heroes in Mumbai hotel sieges  —  MUMBAI (Reuters) - Prashant Mangeshikar could be dead, one of more than a hundred victims of militant attacks across Mumbai landmarks, if it had not been for an employee at the Taj Mahal Hotel.  —  Mangeshikar, his wife and daughter …
John Taylor / Times of London:
Jewish hostages killed as British terrorists linked to Bombay attacks
Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:
U.S. Casualty Reports Emerge in Mumbai
Discussion: Reuters
Chabad Lubavitch:
Mumbai-Based Rabbi and Wife Killed in Terrorist Attacks
Discussion: The Jawa Report and New York Times
David Alexander / Front Row Washington:
Bush contemplates how he'd like to be remembered  —  President George W. Bush, nearing the end of his final term in office, says he most wants to be remembered as someone who came to Washington and didn't lose his values.  —  Someone who didn't sell his soul to the political process.
Discussion: Althouse and
Michael Falcone / The Caucus:   Bush Weighs In on His Legacy
Paul Krugman:
Was the Great Depression a monetary phenomenon?  —  Sins of omission?  —  Has anyone else noticed that the current crisis sheds light on one of the great controversies of economic history?  —  A central theme of Keynes's General Theory was the impotence of monetary policy in depression-type conditions.
Discussion: American Street and Free exchange
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Thanksgiving Cheer From Obama  —  He's assembled a first-rate economic team.  —  When President-elect Barack Obama's economic transition team met this month, everyone was there — inflation fighters, business leaders, union firebrands and leftist economists — creating confusion about where the new administration was headed.
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Rove: We Don't Need A Change In Our Health Care System
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Mr. Obama, enjoy the media adulation while you can  —  Commentary: President-elect should remember that what goes up must come down  —  This is an update to fix a typographical error.  —  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — I'm starting to feel a little guilty about the media's treatment …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion:   Media Bias Infects The Media's Self-Examination
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Wolff: Murdoch ‘absolutely despises’ O'Reilly  —  In Michael Wolff's forthcoming biography of Rupert Murdoch, “The Man Who Owns The News,” the author writes that the media mogul has seemed to turn away lately from his cable news network, and isn't fond its top-rated personality, Bill O'Reilly.
Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. / The Jawa Report:
American Muslims Justify, Equivocate Mumbai Massacre [UPDATED, Bumped]  —  Samir Khan emerges from his parents' house in Charlotte, NC  —  Our nemesis Samir Khan [aka, “inshallahshaheed"] over at the “Ignored Puzzle Pieces of Knowledge” is talking about the Mumbai massacre over at this blog.
Wall Street Journal:
Rubin, Under Fire, Defends His Role at Citi  —  ‘Nobody Was Prepared’ for Crisis of '08  —  Under fire for his role in the near-collapse of Citigroup Inc., Robert Rubin said its problems were due to the buckling financial system, not its own mistakes, and that his role was peripheral …
New York Times:
Brooklyn Couple Killed in Attacks  —  Leaders of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in Brooklyn and the worldwide ultra-orthodox Jewish community began on Friday to mourn the deaths of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka, who were killed in the terrorist attack of the Nariman House …
Luke Salkeld / Daily Mail:
Flipping madness!  Police offer free flip-flops to binge drinkers who keep falling over in heels … Itsh not their fault, you shee.  Itsh the shoesh.  —  Drunk women who stagger about in high heels are to be protected - at public expense - from twisting their ankles.
Discussion: The Corner
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Fox News:
Gorbachev Looks Forward to New U.S. Policy Under Obama
Discussion: and Macsmind
Ross Douthat:
The Millman Chart and the GOP
Discussion: Eunomia and The Other McCain
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
“Bush's Greatness”  —  Part of the effort to pull the wagon …
Peter O'Neil /
Efforts to support global climate-change falls: Poll
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Trams and History  —  One impediment to streetcar construction …
Associated Press:
Candidates line up to replace Emanuel
Discussion: MyDD
Amit Varma / The India Uncut Blog:
This City With Arms Wide Open
Discussion: Guardian
 Earlier Items: 
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Rich Leonard / Washington Post:
A Win-Win Bankruptcy Reform
Discussion: Washington Monthly
E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Obama's Bush Doctrine
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Discussion: The Daily Dish and Booman Tribune
Julian E. Barnes / Los Angeles Times:
Cyber-attack on Defense Department computers raises concerns
Discussion: Wake up America and The Swamp

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Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
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