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When Microaggressions Become Macro Confessions

Yohuru Williams | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

In the fuzzy arithmetic of their moral equivocation, flag pins matter, firearms matter, border patrols matter, but black and brown lives don't matter unless they can be leveraged for some self-serving political purpose

Can You Wear a Tan Suit and Still Love Your Country?

Norman Lear | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Norman Lear

Those stout-hearted Americans who were so upset that their president discussed serious matters in a tan suit last week, had good and patriotic reason for their outbursts. But perhaps they didn't notice what would certainly have relieved them of their concern.

PHOTOS: What Was The Deal With Romney's Giant Flag Pin?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.05.2012 | Style

Was Romney's flashy accessory really 47% bigger than Obama's?

Torture Pictures: When a Flip-Flop Isn't a Flip-Flop

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

In the digital age, if you know a picture exists and it's in hot demand -- whether it's a nude Miss California or a gruesome bit of aggressive interrogation -- there's little or no chance it won't be found.

The GOP's Phony Honor

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Republicans are accusing Obama of disrespecting the Oval Office by not enforcing a coat and tie dress code. What next, a lecture from Karl Rove about obeying the law?

Sam Stein

No Flag Pin For McCain

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

These topics are trivial in the long run. And Democrats would be hard pressed to make an issue out of this when they've been bemoaning the use of it a...

A Modest Proposal for the 4th: Take Back Old Glory

Paul Slansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Slansky

Of all the stupid things done by the anti-war crowd, the most gratuitously moronic was allowing the sanctimonious hypocrites of the right to co-opt the nation's most basic icon, its flag.

Whose Flag Is This, Anyway?

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Here's a modest proposal: all of us who support Barack Obama for president should now wear flag pins. This will signal that we are all just as patriotic as anyone on the right.

What John McCain Told Me, and What it Says About How Far He's Fallen

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

At a dinner party in Los Angeles not long after the 2000 election, John McCain admitted to me that he hadn't voted for George Bush.

Obama Wears Flag Lapel Pin For Second Day In A Row

Chicago Tribune | Mike Dorning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So what is that on Barack Obama's lapel as he speaks at a town meeting in conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's hometown, Cape Girardeau, Mo.? ...

Obama Wears Flag Pin To West Virginia Rally

McClatchy | Margaret Talev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama, who labeled discussion of whether he wears a flag pin in his lapel a false issue in a debate with Hillary Clinton, was wearing one Monda...

Defining Obama

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Obama is being described as unelectable, as incapable of connecting with working class voters, and as someone who might be uncomfortable with patriotism. Obama is being defined by others. It's time for him to do the defining.

Jon Stewart Rips Into McCain, Stephanopoulos: Sweet Talk Express

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jon Stewart turned his attention from the Democratic primary to analyze George Stephanopoulos' interview of John McCain. Stewart hits McCain -- and t...

Flag Pins: Who Wears 'Em?

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Who hates America? You can tell just by looking at their lapel.

The Latest Proof that the Karl Rove Playbook Has Become the MSM's Bible

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

The mainstream media seems intent on confirming that it has so internalized the Right's framing and messages they have now become part of its DNA. The first of the latest round of exhibits proving this was offered into evidence during last week's ABC debate. This was followed by the New York Times' epic revelation of the unseemly complicity between the Pentagon and the media in delivering the Bush administration's talking points on Iraq via "a kind of Trojan media horse" -- Pentagon-approved, prepped, and financially-enriched "military analysts" dutifully parroting the Bush party line, with nary a raised eyebrow from the TV stations and newspapers offering these highly-decorated sock puppets their prestigious platforms. And it's not just the media. Witness Hillary Clinton repeating the Rove-promoted lie that MoveOn was against intervention in Afghanistan after 9/11.

Sam Stein

Questioning Obama, Neither ABC Moderators Nor Clinton Wore Flag Pin Either

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Underlining the inanity of last night's Democratic debate, at the same time that Senator Barack Obama's patriotism was being questioned because of his...

Beyond Herself, Who Does Hillary Clinton Really Want to See Win?

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

All the pundits talking about the continuing Obama/Clinton struggle who point out that there's not that much difference in their plans and policies are leaving out one crucial element: Character matters.

The "What He Said" Game

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

This game sickens me. All I want to know now is whether the so-called news folks are in on it or if they are fools being played like clueless puppets.

ABC's Democratic Debate: HuffPost Bloggers Respond

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huffington Post

Jerry and Joe Long: What Passes For Debate: Back in the days of our radio show, our standard name for the media was one taken from Jerry Lewis..."pim...

Obama's Lapel Pin Returns

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a reader noticed, Obama was sporting the much-debated flag pin for his speech to veterans today....