Many readers, I assume, are already gearing down for the Thanksgiving Weekend, but for those who need a few more news jolts, here you go:

* Here’s Jeffey Toobin’s succinct report on the prospects for–and limited extent of–filibuster reform.

* Good news for The Macker: Sen. Mark Warner not running for his old job as Governor of Virginia in 2013.

* Effort to authorize women as Bishops in Church of England narrowly fails thanks to conservative evangelical opposition.

* At Ten Miles Square, Austin Frakt points out that Obamacare will reduce the incentive for people to postpone retirement which is one of the rationales cited for raise Medicare eligibility age.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports on an apparent lack of physical fitness among Chinese college students, and lapses in hygiene among their American counterparts.

And in non-political news:

* List of 10 U.S. housing markets with the most residential vacancies.

Hate that. Here’s commentary from Iggy Pop, performing “Home” in Paris (not family-friendly language, but very family-friendly message!).

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Speaking of family, I’m traveling tomorrow to Georgia for Thanksgiving, so posting may be a bit funky time-wise. I’ll be getting help from Ryan Cooper and perhaps others.


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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.