ADThe American predicament this Thanksgiving can be summarized as follows: The normal and necessary ways of expressing and redressing grievance have gone badly awry.
ADFour more years of Donald Trump’s corrosive presidency could do lasting harm to American institutions and to this country’s global standing, moral and strategic.
As history would have it, though, his first term took place during a time of significant and, seemingly, durable prosperity.
In his Thanksgiving proclamation for 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt expressed gratitude for the nation’s turn “to things spiritual” in the previous year.
The task facing Roosevelt’s political heirs is to convince voters that the same principle applies during times of plenty.

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