On pilgrims and progress

I’ll have some personal thoughts about what I’m thankful for coming out later this evening, as will Cynthia, Jay, Jim and Mike. But I also wanted to link to two of my favorite Thanksgiving articles:

The Desolate Wilderness

And the Fair Land

These timeless editorials appear annually in The Wall Street Journal, and for my money they communicate where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going better than any holiday-themed writings out there.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

4 comments Add your comment

Jefferson

November 25th, 2009
4:00 pm

Be Blessed, Be Thankful. Happy Thanksgiving.

Road Scholar

November 25th, 2009
4:15 pm

Jefferson: Well said! To you and yours!

dewstarpath

November 25th, 2009
4:35 pm

- Happy Holidays, everyone !

Change we can believe in. Yes We Can!

November 25th, 2009
5:20 pm

“Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Coal-powered plants, you know, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.”

To achieve health care reform, “I’m going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We’ll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies — they’ll get a seat at the table, they just won’t be able to buy every chair. But what we will do is, we’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies. And so, that approach, I think is what is going to allow people to stay involved in this process” – Barack Obama.