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10:00 PM ET, November 25, 2021

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Matt Taibbi / TK News:
Thanksgiving is Awesome  —  In reply to the haters.  Happy holiday, everyone  —  Thanksgiving Day is here, and as is the fashion, it's taking a beating.  “What is Thanksgiving to Indigenous People?  ‘A Day of Mourning,’” writes the onetime daily Bible of American mass culture, USA Today.
Discussion: Fox News, The Daily Wire and USA Today
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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: 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
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 …
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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: HuffPost and Outside the Beltway
Morgan Winsor / ABC News:
Ahmaud Arbery's mother speaks out after murder trial verdict: 'I'm really, really thankful'  —  Wanda Cooper-Jones spoke to ABC News on “Good Morning America.”  —  Ahmaud Arbery's mother said she is feeling especially thankful this Thanksgiving, after three men were found guilty of his murder.
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: Fox News and National Review
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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
Mack Lamoureux / VICE:
QAnon's ‘Queen of Canada’ Calls for Followers to ‘Kill’ People Vaccinating Children  —  QAnon influencer Romana Didulo told her 70,000 followers that “duck-hunting season is open” and by ducks she means healthcare workers, politicians, and journalists.  —  Mack Lamoureux  —  TORONTO, CA
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
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ABC News:   Biden wishes Americans happy, closer-to-normal Thanksgiving
Zolan Kanno-Youngs / New York Times:
President Biden Arrives in Nantucket for Thanksgiving
Discussion: Insider and Daily Kos
NPR:
Canada taps into strategic reserves to deal with massive shortage ... of maple syrup  —  While high gas prices have pushed President Biden to tap into the US's strategic oil reserves, America's neighbor to the north is also dealing with a shortage of another so-called “liquid gold”.
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
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Brian Flood / Fox News:
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow failed to mention career criminal Darrell Brooks during Waukesha parade attack segment
Discussion: BizPac Review
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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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
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Judge Rules Scottish Officials Can Keep Being Sketchy About Trump
Discussion: Raw Story and Insider
Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:
G.O.P. Cements Hold on Legislatures in Battleground States
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
HuffPost:
Trump Could Pay $156,000 For Every Jan. 6 Rioter's Defense, But So Far Has Spent Zero
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