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Sue Shanahan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

I began work on the above illustration in 1999 through the advice of my then agent. It was all over the news at the time, that an immigrant family had named their newborn "America" in hopes of not being deported.

Classes Canceled After Uproar Over Demonstrators Walking On An American Flag

AP | Posted 04.24.2015 | College

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Uproar over a protest in which demonstrators walked on an American flag has prompted a south Georgia university to cancel classe...

Kick Open the Doorway to Liberty: What Are We Waiting For?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

I'm having a hard time reconciling the America I know and love with the America being depicted in the daily news headlines, where corruption, cronyism and abuse have taken precedence over the rights of the citizenry and the rule of law.

Can Students Wear American Flag Clothing to School?

Clay Calvert | Posted 03.31.2015 | Education
Clay Calvert

School officials banned the wearing of the American-flag clothing on only one day of the school year. What day was that? Cinco de Mayo -- a day to celebrate Mexican heritage. School officials did not ban American-flag clothing on any other school day -- just one.

Why the American Flag Fiasco Is the Best Thing to Happen to UC Irvine

Alex Silver | Posted 05.16.2015 | College
Alex Silver

I saw first-hand this story escalate through the ranks of social media and television media. The sole reason this controversy was brought to light was because our student body refused to remain silent.

Some Think This Baby Photo Is A Desecration Of The American Flag

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

When photographer and Navy veteran Vanessa Hicks took a photo of a newborn baby cradled in an American flag, she had no idea the controversy that woul...

Thanksgiving and Political Correctness

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.22.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Thanksgiving has been celebrated by Native Americans, Christians, Jews and whoever else wants to since 1621, and I firmly believe we should continue unapologetically to celebrate giving thanks to God Almighty for our many blessings.

Burn the American Flag! Or Not...

Steve Nelson | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Steve Nelson

Patriotism is a complex notion. Liberty and justice for all is a hollow slogan to the descendants of slavery, who are still disproportionately in literal or economic shackles, suffering from the ongoing repression of systemic racism.

Court Won't Reconsider School's U.S. Flag Shirt Ban

AP | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court won't reconsider a ruling that upholds a Northern California high school's decision to order students t...

Museum Traces Fragments Of Star-Spangled Banner

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic — in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry — the Smithson...

My Morning With Nixon

Jerelle Kraus | Posted 10.25.2014 | Arts
Jerelle Kraus

In 1983, I entered my New York Times office to a ringing telephone. "This is Ray Price, President Nixon's press secretary. He wants to speak to you." Then came the unmistakable voice

New York Young Republican Laments U.S. Is Turning Into 'Gaymeria'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

A blogger for the New York Young Republican club issued an epic rant on Friday warning that the marriage equality movement threatens to turn the count...

Oh Mercy Me, I Do Declare, I Have the Vapors

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Certainly one can rightly honor the bravery of fallen soldiers no matter whether they wore blue or grey. But honoring the man's bravery or military insights is not equivalent to honoring the cause for which he fought. The cause championed by the South should cover every American with shame.

Why We REALLY Need This July 4th

Gil Laroya | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Gil Laroya

We need this 4th. We need to look at who we are, and how we treat each other in America, not just what we're doing abroad. This 4th should cause more of us to huddle, not to separate ourselves by race, creed, or sexual orientation. It's time to really remember what Independence Day is for.

POLL: Should Houses Of Worship Display The American Flag?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.03.2014 | Religion

The question of whether houses of worship should display American flags is no small matter for some believers, regardless of which side they fall on. ...

Ten Unconventional Flags That Make Us Proud To Be American

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts

In honor of The Fourth of July, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the glorious holiday. Happy birthday, America! We ...

Apartment Manager Allegedly Calls Resident's American Flag A 'Threat To Muslim Community'

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

A Texas man is refusing to remove an American flag from the balcony of his new apartment after management allegedly told him it was “a threat to the...

Flag Day, June 14: Does It Still Have Meaning?

Leona Foxx | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Leona Foxx

This Flag Day, June 14th, I will think of my grandpa Tesch as I do every year, and remember him in his later years, a bit shaky, but determined to raise the flag. "It is a day when we revere our flag," he would say. "Because our flag represents our country, and what our country stands for."

It Wasn't the American Flag Versus the Mexican Flag: Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District

Gary L. Bostwick | Posted 03.03.2014 | Education
Gary L. Bostwick

I wish press releases and media reports and even politicians were more scrupulous in reporting what really happened in court cases about free speech. ...

10 Tips For the DIY Bride (And Groom!)

Jill Bieker | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weddings
Jill Bieker

We ended up having everything we wanted and more, while coming in way, way under budget. Here are our tips for planning your DIY day, from the ground up.

200 Volunteers Hand-Stitch Replica Of Humongous Iconic Flag

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- It was 200 years ago this summer that a Baltimore flag-maker stitched the flag that inspired America's national anthem. Now, hundreds of ...

How Artists Survive - Part 4 - Independence Day in Iran

Juri Koll | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Humor and irony, truthful commentary -- free expression -- is something people all over the world strive for. America, and it's flag, is freedom's greatest symbol.

Patriotic Styles for American Holidays

Amanda Callaghan | Posted 09.03.2013 | Style
Amanda Callaghan

Fireworks, BBQs, and parades... all just some of the ways we love to celebrate America! From President's Day to Veteran's Day, here's a list of patriotic apparel to get you looking and feeling all-American when honoring and celebrating this great country!

It's A Grand Old Flag

Posted 07.04.2013 | Arts

1. "Who is bought and sold? Who is beyond the law? Who is free to choose? Who follows orders? Who salutes longest? Who prays loudest? Who dies first? ...

Fourth Of July Just Isn't Fourth Of July Without ______________.

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.04.2013 | Fifty

It's the Fourth of July, America's birthday! What Fourth of July traditions do you pledge allegiance to keep alive this year? From waving the flag ...