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7:10 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
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 …
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
Morgan Winsor / ABC News:
Ahmaud Arbery's mother speaks out after murder trial verdict: 'I'm really, really thankful'
Discussion: HotAir
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
Episode 17: Stand Your Ground (feat.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene) - Firebrand with Matt Gaetz  —  Rumble — In today's Thanksgiving edition of Firebrand, Congressman Matt Gaetz announces plans to introduce a National Stand Your Ground Law following Kyle Rittenhouse's trial …
Discussion: Mediaite, POLITICUSUSA and CNN
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: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Kathryn Watson / CBS News:
Biden visits Coast Guard on Thanksgiving  —  President Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited the Coast Guard Brant Station on Nantucket Thursday, thanking the service members for their service and sacrifice.  The Bidens are spending Thanksgiving on the Massachusetts island as part of their annual family tradition.
Discussion: The Hill
ABC News:   Biden wishes Americans happy, closer-to-normal Thanksgiving
Marton Dunai / Financial Times:
Hungary warns of US interference in bid to oust premier Viktor Orban  —  Ruling Fidesz party vows to counteract moves such as use of sanctions against individuals before next year's election  —  Hungary's government on Thursday said it expected the US to try to interfere in elections next year …
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
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
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
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
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Courtland Milloy / Washington Post:
It's time for a history lesson — one that doesn't leave out America's native people
Discussion: TheGrio and Fox News
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:
Latest weekly jobless claims fall to 199,000, the lowest since 1969
The American Mind:
In Memory of Angelo Maria Codevilla (1943-2021)
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Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
The Uyghur genocide university divestment movement is here
France 24:
Emirati general accused of torture appointed head of Interpol
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