Sitting in for Thom Hartmann, Jefferson Smith speaks about the healing power of being thankful and the courage of Mitt Romney and especially Doug Jones.
Plus - we meet Jefferson's dog, and consider how the response to Trump's absurd State of the Union could have been more effective.
Emily Cherniak of NEW POLITICS explains why we focus too heavily on the presidential race when boosting candidates for other races produces many rewards.
Jeff explains the 'sausage making' behind whipping the votes of congress.
Calls come in on veganism and animal rescue to emphasis what to be thankful for.