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3:55 PM ET, November 25, 2021

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Matt Lewis / The Daily Beast:
The War on Thanksgiving Is America at Its Worst  —  THE $14.92 PROJECT … There's no better time or place to be alive than in 21st century America.  But a nation that can't honestly tell its own story and find nobility in it is a nation without a future.
Discussion: TK News, Townhall, HotAir and The Federalist
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Liza Featherstone / New Republic:
America, Rediscover Thanksgiving's Radical Past  —  What does Thanksgiving mean in a culture where we are constantly exhorted to be grateful all year long?  In progressive circles—and even in some corporate boardrooms—we now often begin a meeting by giving thanks to Indigenous people, acknowledging that we are on “stolen lands.”
Joshua Zeitz / Politico:
When People Thought the First Thanksgiving Was Too Woke  —  In late 1863, President Abraham Lincoln unwittingly launched what would soon become a cherished American tradition.  —  A well-wisher had sent a turkey to the White House for the first family's holiday meal.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Georgia prosecutor booked into jail for mishandling Ahmaud Arbery case  —  The former prosecutor charged with misconduct in the Ahmaud Arbery case was booked into a Georgia jail the same day three men were convicted of murdering the Black jogger.  —  Former Brunswick Judicial Circuit district …
Discussion: Vox and Reuters
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Meryl Kornfield / Washington Post:
How a shaky cellphone video changed the course of the Ahmaud Arbery murder case  —  The first news story about the Feb. 23, 2020, shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a mere four paragraphs, offered little detail about what led to the death of the 25-year-old.  —  In the small coastal Georgia town of Brunswick …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and HuffPost
Tara Palmeri / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: A Dave Chappelle Thanksgiving special  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  READ OF THE DAY — WaPo's account of our own Meridith McGraw's retelling via Twitter of one dead turkey's journey on a Southwest flight from DCA to Austin: through scanning at TSA, into an overhead bin and …
Discussion: National Review and Fox News
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Washington Post:
How the events unfolded at Waukesha parade  —  It was 4:35 p.m. in Waukesha, Wis., 34 days before Dec. 25.  But the neighbors of this city west of Milwaukee were celebrating a Christmas parade moving through Main Street.  —  At the same time a few blocks away, an officer reported he had heard …
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New York Times:
Waukesha Suspect's Previous Release Agitates Efforts to Overhaul Bail  —  Darrell Brooks, accused of plowing his S.U.V. through a Wisconsin parade, had been freed on $1,000 bail for a different charge in Milwaukee County, where there is a backlog of cases.  —  In early November …
Brian Flood / Fox News:
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow failed to mention career criminal Darrell Brooks during Waukesha parade attack segment
Discussion: BizPac Review
David Frum / The Atlantic:
It Wasn't a Hoax  —  People with scant illusions about Trump are volunteering to help him execute one of his Big Lies.  —  About the author: David Frum is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy (2020).  In 2001 and 2002, he was a speechwriter for President George W. Bush.
Discussion: Raw Story and POLITICUSUSA
Dakota Smith / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. firefighter accused of ‘despicable act’ in protest over vaccine mandate  —  The Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating an incident in which a firefighter “responded inappropriately” after being handed a letter to comply with the city's vaccine mandate, a department spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Judge Rules Scottish Officials Can Keep Being Sketchy About Trump  —  It's now up to Scotland's top prosecutor to pursue a financial investigation of Donald Trump's golf courses there, a judge has ruled.  —  A Scottish judge on Thursday shot down attempts to force the government …
Discussion: Raw Story and Insider
David Dayen / American Prospect:
Fighting the Inflation Profiteers  —  Companies are raising prices well above increases in their costs.  The only antidote is to finally take action against corporate power.  —  President Biden delivering remarks on the economy on Tuesday  —  In a time of high inflation …
Discussion: Common Dreams
ABC News:
Biden wishes Americans happy, closer-to-normal Thanksgiving  —  President Joe Biden is wishing Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving  —  NANTUCKET, Mass. — President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated …
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Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:
G.O.P. Cements Hold on Legislatures in Battleground States  —  Democrats were once able to count on wave elections to win back key statehouses.  Republican gerrymandering is making that all but impossible.  —  Republicans are locking in newly gerrymandered maps for the legislatures …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Steve Neavling / News & Views, Detroit Metro Times:
Anti-vax Wayne County Republican is in ICU with COVID-19  — William Hartman, then-Vice Chairman of the Wayne Board of Canvassers, has been in the hospital with COVID-19.  —  A Trump-adoring Wayne County Republican who spread misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccine has been hospitalized …
Discussion: Detroit Metro Times
 
 
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HuffPost:
Trump Could Pay $156,000 For Every Jan. 6 Rioter's Defense, But So Far Has Spent Zero
Discussion: Raw Story
Lucy Bayly / NBC News:
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The Uyghur genocide university divestment movement is here
France 24:
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Kiah Armstrong / KTVX-TV:
Reported hate crime on U of U campus under investigation
Discussion: Raw Story
Bangor Daily News:
Democrats can't be the party of both the working and the millionaire classes
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Roger Stone Answers DOJ Tax Suit. Surprise: He Blames Robert Mueller.
Discussion: Raw Story