Editor’s note: The Atlantic Daily will return in its regular format on Monday, November 26. Here are a few evening reads, and some pointers on what to watch this weekend.
What to Read
Why publish a dire federal climate report the day after Thanksgiving?
“The report visits each region of the country, describing the local upheavals wrought by a global transformation. If you think the Friday after Thanksgiving seems like an odd day to publish such a major report, you’re right. ” → Read on.
The Electoral College has countered the popular vote in two of the past five presidential elections
“There’s no clear solution, either. Some support a direct popular vote. That’s the simplest proposal, removing the middle man entirely and putting the election of the president and the vice president wholly in voters’ hands. But others have suggested allotting each state’s electoral votes proportionally to the votes cast in that state.” → Read on.
After the Pittsburgh shootings, a Thanksgiving pilgrimage to the Texas border
“Joshua’s voyage to the U.S.-Mexico border began in an unlikely place, 37 years ago, in sunny Southern California. He was the prototypical upper-middle-class Jewish kid from the West Coast.” → Read on.