Stories for you today: Twitter has removed the verified status check marks from the accounts of far-right personalities; hate crimes targeting Jewish Americans are on the rise; and a retired Marine keeps the promise he made in a bunker in Vietnam. And Michael Stopa from the Harvard Lunch Club podcast shares his thoughts on Thanksgiving. Question of the Day: Are there any Thanksgiving foods you refuse to eat?

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Tolerant liberals try to destroy a small business owner because they can’t tolerate his (alleged) non-liberalism.

Colin Kaepernick blames his NFL woes on … Donald Trump.

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This week, we call of a couple of our most popular podcasters to help us parse the week’s events: Michael Graham, the Boston based host of or daily podcast Michael in the Morning sits in for Peter Robinson, while Michael Stopa from the Harvard Lunch Club podcast stops by to talk about how the President is doing so far (and yes, he and Rob Long get into another one of their epic rap battles). Then, the WSJ’s Jason Riley joins to discuss kneeling in the NFL and his new book False Black Power? Finally, a librarian in Massachusetts doesn’t like Dr. Suess. Well, that’s not really true, and a hearty “so long, Hef!”

Music from this week’s show: Puerto Rico by Vaya Con Dios

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Ricochet contributor Mike Stopa is a nanotechnologist. He’s also a fervent supporter of Donald Trump. He has published nearly a hundred papers on the physics, chemistry and bio-chemistry of very small things. And his main focus has always been: how do we get those small things to work for us?

avatar_1399534801He’s currently teaching graduate chemistry at MIT, consulting for the National Science Foundation and working with a start-up that has developed a new type of computer memory. Until last year he was a Harvard researcher specializing in computation and nanoscience in the Physics Department.

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