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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.
- The Surprising History of Thanksgiving / Jim Hightower
Several states claim to have hosted the first fall feast — and all depended on the kindness of Native Americans.
- Instead of Pardoning a Turkey, Obama Should Free This Man / John Kiriakou
This year, the president should extend some Thanksgiving clemency to human beings — starting with Leonard Peltier.
- The Three F’s of Thanksgiving / Larissa Johnson
Why not emulate the Mayflower’s passengers and go local with your holiday feast?
- The Great Pumpkin Shortage Is Coming / Emily Schwartz Greco
Spooky weather patterns are disrupting specialty crops.
- My Thanksgiving Terror / Rebecca Rehr
One look at that turkey and I can’t get my mind off how factory farming is endangering our health.
- Stop Shopping, Start Living / Jim Hightower
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Wishing you all the best during this season of generosity and joy,
Emily Schwartz Greco
OtherWords Managing Editor
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