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Let’s inventory the things that aren’t happening on this day before Thanksgiving.

Traffic is moving pretty smoothly, according to WTOP.

Big headlines say Gates is a likely holdover at the Pentagon. Gee, didn’t we hear that as far back as, like, Election Night?

Struggling to keep its Web site lit up, the Washington Post goes with the now-several-weeks-old story of already-fallen gas prices.

What’s up arlington addresses the most pressing issue of late November, and that’s whether to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday. My own two cents on this issue: Sure, travel, but take an entire week. Any attempt at shoehorning your family visit in between Wednesday and Sunday will locate you in some sort of soul-sucking bind: Either a long stay on an airport tarmac or a long wait in front of some huge bridge or some other form of mass torture that’ll scar you for weeks to come.

And since it’s a slow news day, take a moment to ponder this: About 184 million people worldwide have started a blog. And that number is more than half of the people who actually read blogs: 346 million.