Thanks to you, Thanksgiving lives on


Must Read Alaska is taking a break today to spend precious time with loved ones. You’ll find us with family, and not writing many stories, as we’re hoping for a light workload, no website crashes, and no political shenanigans. We hope you are with loved ones, too.

On this day, we’re especially grateful for the many who are not able to take a break, because they are on duty: Our men and women who are serving in the Armed Forces, those standing guard for us on police and trooper shifts, and those who are staying ready in our fire departments who will rise save someone from disaster.

We’re thankful for the nurses and doctors who have been taking care of patients through their worst times, and we realize that they, too, have families who wish they could be home. From air traffic controllers to hotel staff, there are so many who work on this day, and we appreciate you all for what is a personal sacrifice.

Thank you to everyone who reads and supports Must Read Alaska, and especially those who have chipped in financially to help this conservative news project stay standing. I appreciate you so much.

Thanks to the crew at MRAK who keep the website from crashing and who help produce content — John, Scott, S. the tech guru, and he who shall be known as Reformed Snowflake. And not to forget the columnists here at MRAK who bring a diverse perspective and exchange of ideas — and keep things interesting. I encourage everyone to take a look at the Thanksgiving columns by Win Gruening, Art Chance, and Jamie Allard.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, no matter our circumstance or fortune. This is a great country, and as our journey in self-government perseveres through these tough times, we have a mighty God who watches over us all. We are so thankful.

– Suzanne Downing and the Must Read Alaska Team


  1. Nicely put. Thank you for all you do for our country and our state through MRAK. May God bless you and may God bless America and may God bless Alaska.

  2. I second your thoughtfulness of our front line guardians. Thanks to them for their commitment and dedication.

  3. A Happy, Healthy, Blessed, Thanksgiving to You, Suzanne, Your Family, All who help You with this important site, and All who visit and enjoy Your site.

    Take Care, and All My Best,

  4. This Thanksgiving we all need a ceasefire where weaponry, insults and snide comments are silenced and when we can reach out to all our fellow Americans regardless of their political affiliations, religious or philosophical views, sexual preferences or skin color.
    Warm thoughts to all!

  5. As bad as things may at times seem (and be) nowadays, we still have a great deal to be thankful for, and I frequently remind myself of that. We in the USA today still live better than 99% of all those throughout most of the world and throughout history, something that we would all do well to keep in mind.

  6. And to all those I have antagonized this past year, especially you, Art, who seems to find my hot button as reliably and persistently as anyone, and you, Mike, who I have yet to wrap my mind around, and you, Greg F., with whom I agree and disagree, sometimes at the same times, I wish you all a truly thankful Thanksgiving. We might not agree, but we are all in it together.

  7. Thank you, Suzanne – for your work in MRAK in digging out so much subterfuge in Alaska politics. As a student of Alaskan history and the politics of the Great Land, I find your work invaluable. Please keep going!

    In Islam, every day is Thanksgiving Day. So I celebrate this one day and wish all Alaskans a better year than the Covid year, and wisdom in the coming election year. My biggest hope and prayer is that Walker doesn’t win. Let’s go Brandon!

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