Thankful on Thanksgiving, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving.

I’d like to give thanks to Tammy Baldwin and to Elizabeth Warren for daring to run for Senate as proud progressives.

I’d like to give thanks to Sherrod Brown and Bernie Sanders, for standing tall and winning reelection.

I’d like to give thanks to Dennis Kucinich, for his many years of service to the progressive cause in Congress.

I’d like to give thanks to all those voters who stood in line for hours to prove to the Bill O’Reillys of this world that “the white establishment” doesn’t run everything anymore.

I’d like to give thanks to all the DREAMERS out there who bravely came out and showed everyone how immoral our immigration policies have been.

And speaking of coming out, I’d like to give thanks to all the LGBT activists who worked so diligently and creatively to consecrate same-sex marriage.

On an institutional note, I’d like to give thanks to the dedicated staff members at The Progressive, who keep this voice of dissent strong, as we enter our 104th year.

And I’d like to thank The Progressive’s faithful readers and generous supporters, who, year in and year out, enable us to keep publishing our pro-democracy message.

Thanks to all this Thanksgiving.

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