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Patriotic Washing Machine Is No Laughing Matter

Posted 06.21.2013 | Comedy

YouTube user Tim Rutledge is much like any other hardware consumer, except in that he probably actually read the manual for his washing machine. Turns...

WATCH: Sebastien De La Cruz Rocks National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.14.2013 | Latino Voices

This 11-year-old can wail. Sebastien De La Cruz, of “America’s Got Talent” fame, opened up game three of the NBA Finals Tuesday night with a ...

Rob Delaney Belts Out The National Anthem

Posted 04.29.2013 | Comedy

Stand-up comedian and Twitter user extraordinaire Rob Delaney found out that getting to sing the National Anthem is as easy as tweeting at the Dodgers...

True Change Requires More Than Belting out the National Anthem

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Americans, in time of such great tragedy, can be truly awe-inspiring in their unity and resolve. But is that enough? Is it enough to belt out the national anthem for a few days and then return to business as usual?

WATCH: Bruins Fans Sing Emotional National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.18.2013 | Sports

Amidst heightened security, the Bruins hosted the Sabres on Wednesday night in Boston's first major sporting event since the bombings at the Boston Ma...

O Say, Can We Sing?

Elise Sax | Posted 06.17.2013 | Sports
Elise Sax

Suddenly I'm a pariah in the stands. Suddenly I'm the embarrassment, and I'm not even doing anything differently. In fact, everybody else has changed. So, what is making people stare at me at the beginning of each game? What is making my son shh me? Our National Anthem.

Should 'Ignition (Remix)' Be Our New National Anthem?

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment

R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" turned 10 recently, and a group of intrepid fans have found quite the way to celebrate the occasion: Change the national...

Super Bowl 47: Too Much Patriotism?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Just like not supporting an unnecessary war does not make one un-American, enjoying all-American traditions at a sports event does not make one a warmonger.

WATCH: Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Wacky Thoughts On Beyonce Lip-Syncing

Posted 01.24.2013 | Media

Elisabeth Hasselbeck had a somewhat bizarre reaction to the controversy surrounding Beyonce allegedly lip-syncing the National Anthem on Inauguration ...

Who Had The Best Inauguration Performance?

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 03.24.2013 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON — Beyonce drew a loud cheer at the inauguration Monday even before her impressive rendition of the national anthem. But in the role s...

Michael McLaughlin

Man Wrongly Jailed For 27 Years Sings National Anthem At Ballgame | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.19.2012 | Crime

For 27 years, William Dillon proclaimed his innocence while languishing in a prison cell. Few listened. Last night, as a free man, he sang the nati...

The High Notes of Patriotism

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 09.17.2012 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Driving four days across the western United States affords one little writing time but much thinking time. July fourth came and went during that drive...

Singer Apologizes For National Anthem Fail

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Luke Bryan is saying sorry for his performance during Major League Baseball's All-Star game. The country singer admits that he did check ...

Your Ultimate July 4th Playlist! (LISTEN)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 07.02.2012 | Teen

While you're prepping for your July 4th celebration, you'll want a playlist that's fun, but still family-friendly. Blast this soundtrack for an hour o...

Get Up Stand Up, Stand Up For the Stripes

Ali MacLean | Posted 08.01.2012 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

We stand to sing our national anthem because it is THE LAW (Ed: it is not a law). Standing for our anthem is tradition and it is to honor our flag and our country.

Happy Maurice Cheeks Day!

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 06.27.2012 | Sports
Robert J. Elisberg

There is in the American consciousness for notable performances of the National Anthem at sporting events. But for sheer emotional joy, it's hard to top what happened on April 27, 2003.

Everyone Hates The Fray

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.03.2012 | Entertainment

The Fray, the band that brought you the seminal hit "How To Save a Life," performed the National Anthem at the NCAA Championship game last night, and ...

WATCH: Steven Tyler Bombs The National Anthem

Posted 01.24.2012 | Comedy

Aerosmith frontman and current "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler kicked off the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Baltimore ...

Bill Seeks To Punish Inappropriate National Anthem Performances

Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

A state lawmaker in Indiana has introduced a bill that would set specific "performance standards" for renditions of the national anthem. The legisl...

Best National Anthem Flubs

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 12.21.2011 | Entertainment

From "American Idol"'s Scotty McCreery flubbing the words to Michael Bolton's cheat sheet, these stars didn't do so well when singing the patriotic ba...

Patriotism vs. Nationalism in a Post 9/11 World

Grant Lyon | Posted 11.08.2011 | Comedy
Grant Lyon

If you believe in freedom of religion but don't understand the irony behind your anger at a mosque being built near ground zero, then you are the number one culprit of dumb nationalism in 2011.

Sing, America, Sing

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 08.31.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

Why don't we sing in America? Why don't we have awesome drinking songs? Or sports songs? Why is our "go to" chanting U.S.A.? I feel like our capabilities far exceed these three letters.

Father's Day at Citi Field

Alan Singer | Posted 08.22.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

I spent Father's Day afternoon with a friend at Citi Field in Queens catching the Mets versus the Angels in inter-league play. It was a beautiful day;...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 06.18.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The champion Lakers lost their opening playoff game to New Orleans, while the Celtics knocked off the Knicks on a clutch Ray Allen three-pointer.

Oh, Say Can't You Sing? Why the National Anthem Befuddles Singers

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

While all of us who have grown up in the United States have been raised hearing the National Anthem from birth, it's frighteningly easy to forget portions of it.