Headline RoundupNovember 23rd, 2023

Reflections on Thanksgiving 2023

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Happy Thanksgiving from AllSides! Here's how opinion writers across the political spectrum covered the holiday.

The Power of Thankfulness: The Christian Science Monitor (Center bias) focused on "the power of gratitude, specifically about letters of thanks and the sense of connection and uplift they can inspire." The writer expressed hope that "readers can come away with a deeper sense of what gratitude does, not only in the midst of loss and difficulty, but even in our everyday lives."

How to Talk Politics: The Nation (Left bias) suggested that talking politics can be a good thing at holiday events, and said "on days when we are supposed to be inclined toward fellowship and generosity, we should not hesitate to discuss how that might be achieved." The piece credited former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for recognizing "that longing for higher-ground connections and conversations.

Recognizing a Higher Power: "We see Americans, with vigor, rising up to reform or rebuild institutions that have failed them," wrote National Review's (Right bias) editorial board. "How fitting then to have a day marked out for us, as a nation, to thank God for the blessings we need, and the ones we never would have thought to ask for ourselves, the gifts He saw fit to give us in his Providence."

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