SO I WENT TO THE MALL, and it was crowded but not absolutely jammed, probably because of the football game. The mall workers told me that it was extremely busy yesterday on “Black Friday,” so I guess people are shopping.

Mary Katharine Ham, meanwhile, reports that this year’s Black Friday coverage is much more positive, now that we’ve entered the bold new age of Democratic-led prosperity. “Three cheers for Democrats and their Black-Friday-Fixin’, Reluctance-Banishing, Cure-All Economic Elixir!”

Plus, a look back at the reporting of Michael Hiltzik!