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Include A secret history of Thanksgiving football (via SB Nation) By David Roth on Nov 27 2013, 1:32p + The NFL has worked hard to turn football into a Thanksgiving tradition. But there are many Thanksgiving NFL games from the past that the league doesn't want you to know about. In 2013, Thanksgiving and NFL football…
Happy Chanukah, with an extra helping of Thanksgiving history (via Morristown Green) A Happy Chanukah to all of our Jewish friends, who this year have the rare circumstance of celebrating Thanksgiving during their Festival of Light. Just how rare is this? Well, the last time the two holidays overlapped was in 1956–but only in Texas…
At a speech earlier this week, activist Ju Hong interrupted President Obama to speak against the wave of deportations separating families from their loved ones. The president responded affirmatively, but it was impossible to ignore the...Show More Summary
If we limit ourselves to material things, there may not be much to be thankful about this year. But look around you: Friends, family, good books, great music -- there's always something. This year, I am (believe it or not) most thankful for Pope Francis, who sees society's invisible. Show More Summary
Include "A pretty high energy day" for employees. That's how a Walmart executive described Thanksgiving after the corporation announced that this year's "Black Friday" would begin on Thursday evening, leaving many of its workers unable...Show More Summary
Click here to view this media Stephen Colbert's new DVD, which he recorded during his final episode before taking a break for the holiday, "allows every family to experience the joy of having him as a guest of honor at Thanksgiving." Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
President Barack Obama has spared two turkeys from the oven, fulfilling the annual tradition of a presidential pardon for a couple of lucky birds ahead of the American harvest holiday of Thanksgiving. Turkeys named Popcorn and Caramel...Show More Summary
Include For poor, America is 'land of less' this Thanksgiving (via AFP) The United States celebrates its "land of plenty" Thanksgiving Day this week, but for the poor and most vulnerable, there is less food on the table after Congress cut aid. As Americans stock up on turkeys for Thursday's traditional Thanksgiving feast…
Many people who know me are aware that I am a rank sentimentalist. I get teary-eyed at a fair number of movies; I write long emotional notes to people I love on all sorts of occasions; and I love the traditions and sentiment around the holidays. Show More Summary
Include In order for C&L staffers to spend this weekend with their families, we'll be on holiday schedule. We'll be back to our normal posting on Monday. Have a happy Thankschannukah!
Include Satirical Political: How the Supreme Court ruling in the Obamacare contraceptive coverage mandate case could end the rhythm method. Eclectablog: How Michigan Republicans could force women to purchase rape insurance. Balloon Juice:...Show More Summary
Include When my family absolutely, positively, will not go Christmas shopping. Ever. Thanksgiving Day. Or Black Friday. We just don't. Open thread below...
Song Title: Vessel Artist: Lucky Criminal Genre: Alternative For tonight's music club, we have a song about reacting too hastily during an encounter with a spider. This guy recorded and wrote the song himself and it came out pretty well. Show More Summary
Include In honor of the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, WhoWhatWhy presents our catalog of coverage on the slain 35th American president. JFK In His Own Words: A Selective Sampler From Speeches By Milicent Cranor on Nov 22, 2013 Excerpts of some JFK speeches you may not have heard, showing his wit and perception. How does George H.W. Show More Summary
Include Thanksgiving! It's the beginning of the holidays and we couldn't be happier! But what are most people up to? Are they celebrating? What are they thankful for? And did we steal America? Apparently some people are thankful forShow More Summary
Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown University Law student who gained national attention after Republicans denied her the right to speak on a panel about the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage, appeared on MSNBC's "All In With...Show More Summary
Click here to view this media Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Wednesday said that Lara Logan's botched reporting on Benghazi made her a "hero journalist" and he was shocked that CBS News would force her off...Show More Summary
The U.S. apparently kept a top-secret detention center at Guantánamo Bay to turn prisoners into double agents—and then sent them off to kill terrorists at home. Called Penny Lane, the facility was housed just a few hundred yards from an administrative office of the prison. Show More Summary
Include I am just certain there’s something that Ted Cruz is good at besides being the zombie whisperer. However, we can add another entry to the things he cannot do: accounting. The FEC sent Ted a letter (PDF format) saying that it’s...Show More Summary
Thom Hartmann asks "What name would you give our latest Do-Nothing congress?" Congress is on track to have one of the least productive years in modern history, having passed only 52 bills since January, just 44 which are considered “substantive”—far below the average of 70 in the years 1990-2012. Show More Summary