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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.

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 ...

The Plan For A 'New' Old Glory

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.03.2013 | Small Business

If the Maryland Historical Society has its way, the nation will soon have a new "Old Glory." The group and a small army of other volunteers have te...

Capitol Will Let Its Hemp Flag Fly

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

A flag made out of a substance that's illegal to grow in the United States will fly above the nation's Capitol building on July 4, the Washington Post...

Magical 4th of July Surprise Flag Cake

Elissa Bernstein | Posted 09.01.2013 | Taste
Elissa Bernstein

Switch up your Fourth of July dessert routine with this magical cake.

Alleged Lowering Of American Flag Sparks Fury

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.31.2013 | Latino Voices

Statehood supporters planted a series of miniature American flags along a stretch of grass leading up to the Mayor’s House in San Juan, Puerto Rico,...

A Flag Raising Tradition to Honor America's Fallen Heroes

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Memorial Day is a unique and special holiday for many reasons. However, unlike others, the American flag is lowered to half-staff until noon, when it is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.

John Celock

New Protest Planned Of Mayor's Flag Proposal | John Celock | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

A proposal in New Jersey that could ban the American flag has sparked a series of protests, including a plan by a business owner to distribute free fl...

John Celock

Indicted Mayor Wants To Ban Flags | John Celock | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

West New York, a town in northern New Jersey, may adopt a law that bans the American flag from being displayed. Tucked into a proposed ordinance t...

English Teacher Faces Firing For Stomping On American Flag

Posted 01.10.2013 | Education

South Carolina honors English teacher Scott Compton faces termination for stomping on an American flag last month as part of a lesson in three classes...

Faded Flag Bears 45 Years Of Soliders' Bonds

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | William Cole | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

A war-torn Vietnam-era battle flag with thousands of miles of travel and decades of service and sacrifice interwoven with its stars and stripes is mak...

Flag Pins & Crosses: "Mine Is Bigger than Yours!"

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 12.11.2012 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

I'm sure you've also noticed that American flag lapel pins on politicians are getting bigger. Is there a contest I'm unaware of?

Symbols Matter, But Lives Matter More: Lesson One From The Middle East Uproar

Mark_Levine | Posted 11.20.2012 | Religion

When the day comes that the "Arab Street" cares more about the on-going brutal murder of tens of thousands of innocent civilians by the Syrian Government than a crude, offensive diatribe put forward by an obscure idiot, that will give me hope.

Michigan House Passes Pledge Of Allegiance, Flag Mandate

Posted 09.18.2012 | Education

The Michigan House last week passed legislation requiring every state public school to set aside time for the Pledge of Allegiance, and every classroo...

The American Flag On Book Covers

Posted 08.09.2012 | Home

The earliest recognizable American flag - or the thing that it became - was created 235 years ago. Yet its meanings continue to shift and change as pa...

Hand Over Heart

Lee Woodruff | Posted 09.03.2012 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

More than 10 years after 9/11, we are tentative patriots. We gauge our neighbors' politics, we stick a finger in the air to test the atmosphere before considering a declaration of love for our country.

The Museum of Unnatural History in Strangetown (PHOTOS)

Hans Proppe | Posted 09.01.2012 | Arts
Hans Proppe

2012-07-02-hansproppestrangetown.jpgI had a dream last night, a strange dream, visiting a strange place with a strange museum...

WATCH: Your Turn: Patriotism

Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

The 4th of July brings me back to the strong patriotism I felt as a child. I still have so much pride in our country, but I also enjoy learning about ...

Brian Kenny Deconstructs The Flag

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 06.20.2012 | Arts

Brian Kenny is an artist who has recently tackled an American icon most often associated with Jasper Johns, though both artists use the flag as a way ...

Student Suspended For Wiping Hands On American Flag After Bathroom Break

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.07.2012 | Education

A 13-year-old student at Plaza Middle School in Virginia Beach, Va., was given in-school suspension after a teacher reported he used an American flag ...

Memorial Day 2012

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

This weekend the United States celebrates Memorial Day. Sadly, for many Americans the holiday mostly marks the beginning of summer rather than a time to remember those who gave their lives in service to their country.