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Happy Monday-after-Thanksgiving! Here’s what we put up for you to read over the weekend:

Over at Postmodern Conservative , Peter Lawler thinks about football (“it’s sobering to know that the location of football excellence in our country . . . is now in the particular state of Alabama”) along with Marc Chagall (previously featured here ), a thread that is picked up by Carl Scott here . Meanwhile, Pete Spiliakos wonders about a Scott Walker presidency, Carl Scott wants to know WWJMR , Peter Lawler watches teen movies, and James Ceasar has a list of presidents he prefers to Obama: James Buchanan, Warren G. Harding, and . . . Jimmy Carter.

Maureen Mullarkey posted something beautiful for Thanksgiving.

Read Peter Leithart on: addiction , revolution , the Trinity , criticism of criticism , and being .

Dr. Boli goes to the opera (” Giuditta tells the story of the doomed love affair between Octavio . . . and Giuditta, a beautiful woman with the brains of a gerbil”), observes Thanksgiving customs all over the world, teaches us history , and writes a play . He also brings us two new installments of the Illustrated Edition ( one , two ).

Here at First Thoughts , Gene Fant watches Frozen , Carl R. Treuman thinks Virgil is probably worth it, David Mills takes on people who have lost the standing to speak, Collin Garbarino has a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarists . . . and Robert P. George points out that while recipients of national honors will always annoy somebody, Bill Clinton was a particularly annoying choice.

On the Square today, Timothy George talks about his short friendship with Bishop Sarah Frances Davis, and R. R. Reno writes on Pope Francis, populist .

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