The media is absorbed now with trying to decide how close President Obama and House Republicans are to a deal that would avoid the "fiscal cliff" at the end of the year.
At least as far as I could tell, though, there were no striking workers at this particular Walmart.
Democracy came out a winner in Michigan's elections when Republican Gov. Snyder's Emergency Manager law went down to defeat in a statewide referendum.
The fourth floor meeting room of the United Steelworkers national headquarters rang out as nearly 200 gathered to pay tribute and celebrate the life of George Edwards.
In a time when television audiences are especially critical of anything that is a little less reality-based than the norm, fantasy is a genre that is sometimes incapable of pulling in large audiences.
On this coming Black Friday, however, shoppers are more likely to see protesting workers.
Events in recent days between Israel and the Hamas-led government in Gaza show the danger of Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu's refusal to work seriously toward the resolution of Palestinian grievances.
Hurricane Sandy left in its wake massive devastation and difficult questions - large and small - that have yet to be answered.
Was it the workers' fault that the brand never adjusted to the reality of America today? Hostess kept churning out Twinkies and Ho Hos like it was 1969.
We were both exhausteded but buoyed by the growing excitement and the sense evident on everyone's face that the long awaited victory was at hand.