Thanksgiving's origins lie in ancient, pre-Christian harvest festivals which are religious in nature, and have nothing to do with genocide
Obviously many Americans do have myriad reasons to be thankful they live in an extremely wealthy and semi-free nation such as the United States, but there are tens-of-millions who are likely only thankful they are able to survive an increasingly hostile corporate oligarchy and inhumane Republican party.
Three days before the holiday where we here in America are expected to feast, rejoice, and give thanks, the parents of a dead child were given the news that the man who killed their son will face no punishment for his actions.
In our complex, contemporary America, finding reasons to give thanks, especially in wake of Ferguson, are becoming more and more elusive.
After twisting Washington's words to attack Obama, when, in fact, they defend Obama, Norris dares Obama to be like Washington even though he already is
There are plenty of things for all Americans to be thankful for, but sadly, a substantial segment of the population has little reason to be grateful on this official "day of thanksgiving."
Peter LaBarbera complains that people are "using Thanksgiving as an opportunity to be 'thankful for' developments that are decidedly ungodly"
Liberals can take a moment to pat themselves on the back. There are poor people everywhere who are grateful for their help. Here's my thanks.
Thanksgiving brought us John McCain's Old Man in the Tree and a leaning into Ann, uncombed Mitt in the sterile white kitchen.
Even in troubled times, there are a great many things to be grateful for. Here are a few of mine.
President Obama used his weekly address to remind us that Thanksgiving is a time to put aside our differences after a hard fought campaign.
Conservatives should be thankful the rest of the population elected a President not inclined to deliberately cause suffering for 98% of the American people, including them.
How else would you expect Fox News to celebrate Thanksgiving than to mock those who receive food stamps?
Like the Obama Administration, Liberal groups, and Secular Humanists, Franklin Delano Roosevelt believed that Americans deserved security in their lives, and worked tirelessly to provide the very things that today's Republicans obstruct and deny for citizens. Republicans fought tooth and nail to stop Social Security for older citizens and it is no different today. Republicans propose the hideous idea that health care, unemployment protection, a living wage, and economic protection are privileges and not an inherent right for being an American citizen.