Thanksgiving, Hanukkah overlap in unprecedented calendar oddity

Jeffrey Weiss Dallas Morning News 25 November 2013

The annual December dilemma — Hanukkah vs. Christmas — has become the November befuddlement for many American Jewish families this year: What’s Thanksgiving doing in Hanukkah?

It’s never happened before since Thanksgiving was set as the fourth Thursday in November. If you feast after sundown Thursday, your […]

Your tax dollars at work: ‘The Pilgrims were illegal aliens’

Internal video exposes USDA staffers chanting ‘The Pilgrims were illegal aliens’ during taxpayer-funded cultural sensitivity training

Billy Hallowell The Blaze 2/15/2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is coming under fire for hosting a “compulsory”* ”Cultural Sensitivity Training” program that required some intriguing participation of those in attendance. In addition to being implored […]

Thanksgiving Proclamations

President George Washington issued the first national Thanksgiving Day proclamation under the Constitution

William D. Bailey The Founders Blog 11/22/2012

General Thanksgiving By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation City of New York, October 3, 1789

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, […]

A Lost Thanksgiving Lesson

John Stossel Real Clear Politics 11/24/2010

Had today’s political class been in power in 1623, tomorrow’s holiday would have been called “Starvation Day” instead of Thanksgiving. Of course, most of us wouldn’t be alive to celebrate it.

Every year around this time, schoolchildren are taught about that wonderful day when Pilgrims and Native Americans shared […]