Thanksgiving Tips From The Left, Middle, and Right

Whether your favorite part of Thanksgiving is family, food, football, friends, or traditions, may you have a wonderful holiday! Here’s what all sides are saying about Turkey Day.


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Whether your favorite part of Thanksgiving is family, food, football, friends, or traditions, may you have a wonderful holiday! Here’s what all sides are saying about Turkey Day:

  • The Hill covered the impact of inflation on Americans’ Thanksgiving dinners. Food prices are up almost 11 percent compared to October 2021, while poultry prices were up nearly 15 percent annually in October.
  • Modern Farmer explained why many of this season’s turkeys look like they were “put on a diet.” Avian influenza outbreaks and “steep operational costs throughout the supply chain” are responsible for the selection of smaller-looking turkeys than many Americans may be used to.
  • Fortune offered tips for traveling with kids and avoiding Thanksgiving traffic jams, including a city-by-city breakdown for the nation’s largest urban areas.
  • The Associated Press published tips to keep the family “safe, healthy, and sane.” Their advice spans turkey preparation, carving the bird without carving off your fingers, avoiding the so-called “tripledemic” and how to be “mindful of your mental health.”
  • ProFootballTalk highlighted the “great trio” of NFL games scheduled for Thanksgiving. Mike Florio argues this year will have the best slate of Thanksgiving football games since the schedule was expanded to include a prime-time game in 2006.
  • The New York Post published everything you need to know about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The 96th Annual Parade kicks off at 9:00 a.m. EST and will air on NBC and CBS and stream on Peacock, Paramount+, Hulu Live and DirecTV Stream. Over 3.5 million people are expected to line the 2.5-mile-long parade route.

reporting from the left side of the aisle

 

  • CNN warned an intensifying storm system could affect travel plans for Americans in the South and East. A storm system is expected to develop on Thanksgiving Day over the south and will pull in moisture along the Gulf Coast as it makes its way east.
  • Sierra Magazine lamented the “complicated,” “all wrong” history of Thanksgiving, yet encouraged readers to celebrate the holiday despite its “whitewashed history.”
  • NPR cited “experts” who are concerned Thanksgiving celebrations with family could accelerate a so-called “tripledemic” of Covid, RSV, and influenza. NPR believes Americans should consider Zoom Thanksgivings, COVID-19 testing before dinner, or even “putting that mask back on.”

 

 

  • The Wall Street Journal, in a piece of truly valuable journalism, laid down the laws of Thanksgiving family touch football in the Journal’s annual Thanksgiving tradition.
  • MarketWatch observed people are traveling for Thanksgiving at rates not seen since 2019, before the pandemic. AAA estimates 53.6 million people will travel this weekend, about 98% of the pre-Covid Thanksgiving travel rates.
  • National Review sent reporters across the country to talk to consumers about Thanksgiving price increases. “The prices are just astronomical,” one Long Islander told NRO, “so, no matter what we do, it’s never enough.”

 


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