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With China's Surprise Volleyball Win in Rio, Coach Lang Ping Becomes National Hero

AsiaToday | Posted 08.22.2016 | World

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - There were quite many dramatic moments at the Rio Olympics which concluded on Monday. And the vict...

The Olympics Chased The Bogeyman Away

Anasie Tayyen | Posted 08.19.2016 | Religion
Anasie Tayyen

For the time being, media focus has shifted to sportsmanship and friendly competition. My children aren't bombarded with messages attacking their faith and identity.

Patriotism Is No Longer The Exclusive Province Of The Republican Party

Cynthia Dill | Posted 08.07.2016 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Pride in America and core values of honor and duty have been reclaimed by the masses. No longer is patriotism the exclusive province of the Republican Party.

Honoring Those Who Fought And Died In WWII

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 08.05.2016 | Impact
Joseph W. Gauld

Recent emails indicate many people don't know I am a WWII veteran. I seldom mention it because I respect those who fought and won the war, and I'm not one of them. However, I do have very deep feelings about WWII and now realize I'm not being honest by withholding them.

Counteracting the Nonsense About Bernie Sanders, Patriotism, Faith, Minorities, World Leadership and the Democratic Convention!

Beth Green | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Beth Green

I am not unaware of flaws in Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party - problems about transparency, money in politics and political expediency. Okay, they are still human and coming out of the old political models. But there's a lot to celebrate, too, and the nonsense that was spewed about the Democratic Convention - even by admirers - needs to be countered.

The Khans And The Masters Of War

Sikivu Hutchinson | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Sikivu Hutchinson

In 1919, Wilbur Little returned home to Blakely, Georgia after serving in World War I. Instead of being heralded as a hero he was savagely attacked i...

Why Let Reality Get in the Way?: The Nostalgia of the Republicans VS the Cheerleading of the Democrats

Carol Smaldino | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Why Let Reality Get in the Way? : The Nostalgia of the Republicans VS the Cheerleading of the Democrats I know: not all Democrats are for Hillary an...

I Wish 'We're The Greatest!' Weren't Such Good Politics

Andy Schmookler | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Feeling such love and gratitude for one's country is one thing. Insisting on declaring our being superior to everyone else is quote another.

Not All Patriots Are Flag-Wavers

David Moore | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
David Moore

National offense can be a heavy burden and yet hard to release, especially if it's informed with long and tortuous histories.

The 'Loser Terrorists'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.17.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The inspiration of many of today's terrorists is to achieve name recognition or even re-branding from loser to terrorist.

Between The Fourth Of July And Labor Day

Dana McKenna | Posted 07.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dana McKenna

After all, it does cover an octave and one fifth -- not typically in anyone's regular range unless they sing often; and although the poem has four stanzas, only the first is commonly sung today. These words, however, are known to virtually every American older than a second-grader:

ReThink Review - The Purge: Election Year - Murder For 'Murica

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

No one is more surprised than I am that I've become such a big fan of The Purge films, which take place in a not-too-distant future where the governme...

Remembering An Immigrant Grandfather

Harsh Voruganti | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Harsh Voruganti

As a naturalized citizen and a religious and ethnic minority, I have spent many hours dissecting what it means to be American. While I'm no closer to finding a definitive answer, in my rumination, I find myself coming back to one particular immigrant I crossed paths with.

What Is The Secret Of America's Success? -- The Good Americans

Neil Ghosh | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Neil Ghosh

In its recent survey of attitudes of government performance, the Pew Research Center posed a question to a wide swath of Americans: What is the secret of America's success as a nation?

The Fourth

Ann Medlock | Posted 07.05.2016 | Style
Ann Medlock

I've got the hamburgers and the sparklers. Washed my red white and blue T shirt. Everybody's got their assignments for the barbecue. And I find myself wondering--just what are we celebrating here?

The 5 Principles of Patriotism

Robert Reich | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Robert Reich

We talk a lot about Patriotism, especially around July 4th, but we need also to take to heart its five basic principles.

The Founding Fathers vs. Donald Trump

Monica Bauer | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Monica Bauer

The real patriots this July are the Never Trump crowd, especially the Republicans who are willing to stand up publicly and oppose the misuse of their party by a dangerous blowhard who knows so little of history, but knows so much about marketing.

Patriotic Progressives Embrace the Flag, Too

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

July 4 is an occasion for Americans to express their patriotism. But the ways we do so are as diverse as our nation.

Celebrate And Share Your Patriotism On July 4th

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

July Fourth celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It's a showcase for patriotism. But what does all of this really mean? Patrio...

How Unpatriotic Is Donald Trump?

Ralph Nader | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Samuel Johnson famously considered patriotism "the last refuge of a scoundrel." His biographer James Boswell, who passed along that judgment, clarifie...

Patriotism In A Brexit World

Timothy Murphy | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Timothy Murphy

The Fourth of July is often a day of fireworks, family and food; but more than that, it needs to be a day where we look at where our country is and where it needs to be pushed to be a "more perfect union."

Make America Brave Again

Carrie Scherpelz | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Carrie Scherpelz

You don't have to convince me that fear sells. I'm a marketing professional, well aware that I can sell you everything from hand sanitizer to Hummers by preying on your anxieties.

Celebrate All Of Our Veterans This Independence Day

Matt Zeller | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Matt Zeller

On this Independence Day weekend, as you celebrate our nation's freedom, I ask that you also give thanks for our wartime allies. Many veterans can poi...

BREXIT: Lessons of History Applied by UK's Patriots

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

After all the noise, threats, doomsday scenarios and cataclysmic prognosis by political pundits and elitists, the only relevant argument in the BREXIT victory is the self-determination by the British people.

Test Your Patriotism With The Red, White, And You Quiz

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 06.27.2016 | Comedy
Samuel C. Spitale

Sure, it feels patriotic to BBQ on our day off and light fireworks we hope won't start a brush fire, but it's little more than consumerism wrapped in the seasonal marketing of nationalism. But fear not! If you wanna put your patriotism to the test, we've got just the thing for you.