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Raising The Flag For Patriotism, Not A Trump Presidency

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home
Tom Engelhardt

Cross-posted with Tom Dispatch While preparing to walk in New York City ― or, as it turned out, given the staggering crowds, to stand in one spot fo...

The New Patriotism: Loving America And Resisting Trump

Frida Berrigan | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home
Frida Berrigan

Cross-posted with Tom Dispatch So reality has inexorably, inescapably penetrated my life. It didn’t take long. Yes, Donald Trump is actually the pr...

The Raised Fist Emoji Is Social Media's Resistance Symbol

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 02.07.2017 | Home

We’ve long used emojis to communicate our feelings when words can’t. But what happens when they take on a deeper meaning, becoming a symbol for an...

Trump's Inauguration: Patriotism Without Prejudice?

Robin Koerner | Posted 01.23.2017 | Home
Robin Koerner

A New Citizen and a New President For me, the inauguration of President Trump is particularly poignant, as the outgoing president was the one under w...

New Poll Reveals Why People Didn't Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.16.2016 | Home
Craig Newmark

Every year, millions of Americans are discouraged, harassed and even forbidden from exercising their most fundamental right in an electoral democracy:...

Savor Your Citizenship

Bill Douglas | Posted 12.07.2016 | Home
Bill Douglas

“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” ~ Winston S. Churchill On this day 75 ye...

The National Anthem is not About Religion or Class - Why the Fuss?

Shammi Paranjape | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Shammi Paranjape

The National Anthem is not About Religion or Class - Why the Fuss? All you need to do is stand up for 52 seconds, watch the Tricolour fluttering merr...

Bending the Arc

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Robert Koehler

Maybe this much is true. Donald Trump, pseudo-president-elect, loser of the real election, charismatic stump-speech populist whose actual ability to g...

Why I Am Hopeful

Mila Atmos | Posted 11.16.2016 | Home
Mila Atmos

It should come as no surprise that I voted for the Democratic candidate in this presidential election, and that I, along with over 61 million other Am...

The State of our Democracy

Byron Williams | Posted 10.16.2016 | Home
Byron Williams

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve." -- George Bernard Shaw I often refer to Shaw's quote because I fi...

Patriotism Over Partisanship

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 10.03.2016 | Home
Robert S. McElvaine

The nominee of one of our major parties poses a mortal threat to everything America at its best has been and is. American values and our very democracy are at stake in this year's election.

African Americans and the American Flag

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 09.26.2016 | Home
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

n spite of the fact that America has not been good or fair to black people, African Americans have always remained loyal to this nation. African Americans have fought to show their love for America and to hopefully "earn" their way to full citizenship.

Patriotism is the Last Refuge of the Scoundrel

Steve Nelson | Posted 09.25.2016 | Home
Steve Nelson

"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel." - Samuel Johnson, 1775 Heated debate has arisen throughout the nation as a result of Colin Kaeperni...

All Republican Patriots Must Choose: Party or Principle

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.21.2016 | Home
Andy Schmookler

This piece is running in newspapers in my conservative congressional district in Virginia (VA-06). ******* Winston Churchill said: "Some men change ...

Some Perspective On Kaepernick In The Wake Of Terence Crutcher

Kyle Battle | Posted 09.21.2016 | Home
Kyle Battle

Being an Ivy League graduate millennial that grew up poor, you can imagine the span of reactions in my Facebook feed as racial conversations have floo...

This Weird Trick Set Me Free, Could It Work For You?

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 09.19.2016 | Home
Gleb Tsipursky

Caption: Woman wearing veil (image credit) This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers pe...

Conservatives Views On Colin Kaepernick Are Insulting

Dale Hansen | Posted 09.19.2016 | Home
Dale Hansen

Talking on the Fox News program Outnumbered this week, Bill O'Reilly claimed that Colin Kaepernick "doesn't understand the big picture of his country". O'Reilly then goes on to prove that he, himself, doesn't understand the big picture of this country for non-white Americans.

Colin Kaepernick, 9/11 And Patriotism

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Richard C. Harwood

Colin Kaepernick and his fellow NFL players have assumed one posture of patriotism. Like so many Americans before them, they seek to make a more perfect union. This doesn't mean that I have to like what they have done. But I should listen, I should be open-minded, I should engage.

The Patriotic Act of Kneeling

Leslie Herod | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home
Leslie Herod

Broncos season officially kicked off in Denver with the NFL season opener this past week. In a fight to the finish, our Broncos defeated the Carolina ...

Unbridled Testosterone Driving World Leaders

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

As people express their respect for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, the adjective that comes up repeatedly is that he is "tough." People like his "tough" words, his "tough" promises of how things will be if he is elected, including his building a wall between the southern border of the United States and Mexico that the Mexican government will pay for.

Edward Snowden: Time To Come Home

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
Mark Weinstein

We need Snowden in America - for many good reasons. For those who see him as an enemy, we have always been taught to keep our enemies close to us and there is no logic to be found in forcing him into unsavory hands far from home.

How The National Anthem Continues To Unite The United States Each And Every School Year

Mia Toschi | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
Mia Toschi

Four years ago, I created the National Anthem Sing-Along with a dream that all students would understand the feeling of being "united" as a country, as we were in the days, weeks, and months after September 11, 2001.

My Country: How Do I Right The Wrongs?

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Trump supports forms of patriotism like saluting the flag and standing for the national anthem, but unlike so many Americans he has not risked anything to protect our country.

Why These Soldiers and Veterans Are Standing (and Sitting) With Colin Kaepernick

Quora | Posted 09.02.2016 | Home

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Kaepernick's a Patriot and His Critics Are Way Off Base

Ken Reed | Posted 08.29.2016 | Home
Ken Reed

Colin Kaepernick's decision to not stand up for the playing of the national anthem is more courageous and patriotic than anything 99% of his critics h...