On behalf of the OtherWords team and all of our writers and non-profit partners, I’d like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving. I’d also like to express our gratitude for your choice to support this non-profit editorial service.

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Like most folks, we’re taking a break from our usual schedule this week. But on the OtherWords blog you’ll find something new by Jim Hightower. He’s dishing out a timely take on what our nation’s competing Thanksgiving origin stories all have in common — a dependence on the kindness of Native Americans. I’ve listed that post here along with a few seasonal commentaries you may want to check out, revisit, or run — if you happen to be an editor.

Wishing you all the best during this season of generosity and joy,

Emily Schwartz Greco
OtherWords Managing Editor

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Emily Schwartz Greco

Columnist Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org.

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