Good morning! Happy Black Friday, or I’m Still Too Stuffed to Shop Day — whichever you celebrate. Here are some of the stories we’re reading over our leftovers this AM…
On strike –> Salon’s Josh Eidelson on Black Friday strikes going on around the country today.
Big Turkey flexes some muscle –> Lee Fang reports for The Nation on how the “turkey lobby” helped block tighter child labor regulations.
Nastiest sheriff in America –> Joe Arpaio serves inmates 56-cent Thanksgiving dinners featuring tofurkey, says they should be thankful.
Strange rituals –>At Slate, Joshua Keating’s excellent series on how the US media would cover American events if they happened abroad continues with a look at Thanksgiving.
The definition of insanity –> In the NYT, Floyd Norris writes about how a Dodd-Frank rule requiring that banks hold onto some mortgage risk was killed.
Watching the police –> Barney’s New York to put NYPD officers under surveillance after repeated complaints of racial profiling in its upscale store. Via: Al Jazeera.
Take two –> Brian Beutler reports for Salon on what we should expect from the upcoming relaunch of the ACA’s online exchanges.
Low-wage workers need a raise –> So says the conservative millionaire backing a living wage in California, according to ABC’s Abby Phillip.
What could go wrong? –> Decades-old ban on firearms that can evade metal detectors may lapse because the current Congress is just awful. Ben Goad reports for The Hill.
Grassroots coup? –> Thai protesters are going out and occupying everything in a bid to topple their government. Via: AP.
A little misunderstanding –> Stephen Colbert apologizes for mixing up the meaning of Black Friday.
What else is going on? Let us know in the comments!