Slate correspondent remains in Baghdad

Slate has been running daily reports from Baghdad by veteran war correspondent Nate Thayer. His last update, published Monday, ended on an ominous note:

I'm too distracted to follow tonight's assault very carefully. Iraqi officials are continuing to harass us. I was just told that we will be expelled first thing in the morning. They said we will have to drive to Syria -- a 20-hour ride on a highway that we've heard is under bombardment from the coalition. It's a suicide drive, and I am not going to do it. I have about six hours to figure out how to get out of it.

When this wasn't followed by any more updates, it sparked considerable concern among readers . For this reason, it's pretty lame that news of his well-being comes from Newsday rather than Slate.

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