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Pastor Flies Christian Flag Above American Flag To Protest Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion

While South Carolina's bill to remove the Confederate battle flag from its State House grounds gains momentum, another flag is stirring debate in...

A High Schooler Got A B- For Designing The Current American Flag

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.05.2015 | Arts

For the 4th of July, here's the little-known story of a kid, his impossible teacher, and our glorious 50-star flag. In 1958, a 17-year-old Bob ...

13 Ways Artists Around The World Have Interpreted The American Flag

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.02.2015 | Arts

Happy (almost) birthday, America! We hope you're celebrating this festive occasion with no shortage of beverages, fireworks, BBQ and outdoor activitie...

Celebrating July 4th in France

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.

Conservatives Urge Facebook Users To Use American Flag Filter To Fight Against Rainbow Pics

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices

  Millions of people rainbow-ified their Facebook profile pictures in celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage last we...

Yankee Doodle Polling: Public Opinion on Patriotism

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Public opinion polls confirm what foreign observers have often noted: Americans are a very patriotic people. But what does patriotism mean to the U.S. public, and how tightly is the ideal bound to its symbols?

How to Celebrate Flag Day, Through the Years

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 06.14.2015 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

Invite a couple friends over for a Flag Day barbecue and center the poster on the fireplace mantle. Flag Day may not be a major holiday, but by this point you consider it your own. And you're pretty happy about it.

How Progressives Should Celebrate Flag Day

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Most Americans are unaware that much of our patriotic culture -- including many of the leading symbols and songs -- was created by people with decidedly progressive sympathies. Progressives understand that people can disagree with their government and still love their country and its ideals.

American Hope

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 06.08.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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...