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American Pride

American Hope

Sue Shanahan | Posted 05.26.2016 | 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.

How to Be Proud of the U.S. Despite Congress: The Good in our Country Is All Around Us

Kate Kelly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Kate Kelly

At times like this, I am still proud of our country, and when people ask me how I can feel this way, I always tell them "look local." If you just think about the good, hardworking Americans you know, it will make you feel better.

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 Patriotism Reflex

David Macaray | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

We seem to have little capacity for sustained self-recrimination. Call it patriotism, call it blind optimism, call it "fogging the lens." American exceptionalism is alive and well.

The Roaring Twenties: Domestic Tranquility

Stefanie Lee | Posted 11.07.2011 | San Francisco
Stefanie Lee

I was fortunate enough to spend the past two weeks in London and Paris. Here are my sweeping generalizations about London and Paris and most likely unfair comparisons between them and our city by the bay. Take 'em or leave 'em.

The Patriot Game -- Time to Build a U.S. National Soccer Stadium

Alan Black | Posted 09.04.2011 | Sports
Alan Black

Give me liberty or give me... Megan Rapinoe singing "Born In The USA" after scoring a stunner against Colombia last weekend in the World Cup in Germany.

Veterans and Boomers: Do You Remember How it Felt?

Steve Ressler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ressler

I hope in my lifetime that I will feel a more widespread sense of trust in public officials by citizens -- an American revival of sorts in which young people seek "good government jobs" and commit their careers to public service.

The Wisest, Most Relevant Novel About 9/11 Was Published In 1980

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

The South African novelist J.M. Coetzee writes with a pen that's sharp as a knife, in ink made from his own blood. Or so it seems, for each word seems carved or cut, obtained at great price, offered as a sacrifice.

Inauguration Reflection

Bill Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Allen

Just yards from where slaves were auctioned and on the steps of a building constructed with slave labor, an African-American took the oath of office in a peaceful passage of power.

Silvio Berlusconi Doesn't Speak in My Name

Marta Mondelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marta Mondelli

As our next President was elected, the entire world cheered with us, and what does the Prime Minister of Italy do? He described Senator Obama as "tanned."

The China the IOC Ignored (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Gregory

2008-07-28-tompull.jpg Exasperated by my search for American made products, I looked back in time to find a museum dedicated to California's design gold.

What So Proudly We Hail (video)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Gregory

Times may change but he American Flag remains undaunted, ready to solicit a tear of joy, surge of pride, or a blast of an anthem at her spot-lit presence.