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November 24, 2017

This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for many things — but when it comes to politics, I am especially thankful that Hillary Clinton is not sitting in the Oval Office.

I am thankful that Neil M. Gorsuch is on the Supreme Courtand that President Donald Trump has secured a conservative majority…


Estate tax benefits only people like Trump

November 24, 2017

As he raised estate tax rates to fund work programs during the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “The transmission from generation to generation of vast fortunes by will, inheritance or gift is not consistent with the ideals and sentiments of the American people.…


Giving thanks for, yes, journalism

November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving is a splendid holiday, but also a useful one. It reminds us that gratitude is a virtue. We owe the most satisfying parts of our lives to others and fool ourselves if we imagine otherwise.

We usually begin, rightly, by thanking our families since they are (if we are lucky) both the…


Give thanks by being humane

November 23, 2017

It’s been 396 years since the first Thanksgiving. The menu was a bit different back then — canned cranberry sauce didn’t exist, potatoes weren’t part of the North American diet yet, and early settlers ate eel and shellfish. But a bird — turkey or other fowl — was…