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The Great Socialist Deception

Ben Daniel | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Ben Daniel

When Republican presidential aspirants wish to discredit Barack Obama's policies, they call him a socialist. But is he? Of course not.

Pledge Of Allegiance In Spanish Sparks Controversy

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

For elementary schoolers in California's Lamont School District, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance everyday is a bilingual task, KGET-TV reports. ...

What's Liberal About A Civility Pledge?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.07.2012 | Home
Stuart Muszynski

If Congress wants an America that knows what it stands for, where things get done and where civility actually matters, it will set the example by signing the Purple America Pledge.

Compulsory Patriotism: Requiring the Pledge of Allegiance

David Moshman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Home
David Moshman

Should the pledge be required? Should patriotism be compulsory? Can it be? The Supreme Court, it turns out, has already addressed these questions.

State Senate Backs Bill Requiring Pledge Of Allegiance In Schools

Posted 01.12.2012 | Home

A bill that requires every Michigan public school student to start the day by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance has been approved by the state Senate....

Republicans Flood The House With God-Related Measures

Roll Call | John Stanton | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home

Republicans may be trying to focus their messaging on jobs and the economy -- and hammering President Barack Obama for campaigning -- but they still h...

E Pluribus Unum

Atiba Madyun | Posted 12.20.2011 | DC
Atiba Madyun

We have a purpose to make this the best nation in the world to live. We cannot do that if we discuss and address unemployment and education by factions and not as a country.

U.S. Naturalization Ceremony Evokes Memories of 50 Years ago

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.07.2011 | Home
Dorian de Wind

As we hurriedly walk in the scorching San Antonio, Texas, heat to the Scottish Rite Auditorium, my thoughts go back to a much cooler day about 50 years ago when I became an American citizen.

GOP Pledge

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home
Jeff Danziger


NBC Apologizes To Congress For 'Under God' Edit

Posted 09.11.2011 | Home

By Jack Jenkins Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) NBC has issued a formal apology to more than 100 members of Congress for omitting the words...

Leaving God Out Of Pledge Tees Off Ohio Congressman

Posted 08.22.2011 | Home

By Sabrina Eaton Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) NBC's decision to edit the word "God" from the Pledge of Allegiance during last weekend's cov...

Senator Demands Investigation Of NBC's Pledge Of Allegiance Omission

The Huffington Post | Emily Katz | Posted 08.22.2011 | Home

Senator Dan Coats isn't satisfied with NBC's apology for omitting "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance during the U.S. Open. Despite the netwo...

Pledging Allegiance and Saluting Frank Mickens

Ken Blackwell | Posted 08.22.2011 | Home
Ken Blackwell

Striking out "Under God" is no small omission. It goes to the core of what we are as a people.

NBC Drops 'Under God' From Pledge, Apologizes

Posted 08.19.2011 | Home

NBC apologized after the network twice omitted the words "under God" from a clip of students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance as part of its coverage...

WATCH: The True Pledge Of Allegiance

Posted 07.30.2011 | Home

When you're a kid, you do lots of things without really understanding why: Wear a helmet, take a vitamin, don't say "suck" in front of your grandmothe...

Lila Shapiro

After Bin Laden's Death, Wall Street Breathes Tentative Sigh Of Relief | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- On September 11, 2001, the financial services industry suffered heavy fatalities when New York's World Trade Center was destroyed by two h...

March 21, 2011, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Valeriani

MARCH 21, 2011, NEWS UPDATE Congress passes 6th stop-gap spending measure to avert government shutdown. We can now amend the Pledge of Allegiance to...

Why Fight About the Pledge of Allegiance?

Bruce Ledewitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Ledewitz

The problem of God-language in the public square is much deeper than the Pledge of Allegiance or the national motto, In God We Trust.

Celebrating "Under God" Whether There is a God or Not

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Hirschfield

The Ninth Circuit did a good thing by upholding the propriety of reciting the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Jon Stewart Enlists Pro-Wrestler Mick Foley To Protect 10-Year-Old Gay Marriage Activist (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last week we told you about young Will Phillips, a boy who refuses to pledge allegiance to the flag and the United States of America until gays and le...

Will Phillips, 10-Year-Old, Won't Pledge Allegiance To A Country That Discriminates Against Gays (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

UPDATE: Will Phillips appeared on CNN Monday morning with his father, Jay, to discuss his refusal to say the pledge of allegiance. "I've grown up wi...

Jason Linkins

Bungled Pledge Of Allegiance At Health Care Protests [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Via Amanda Terkel at Think Progress, here's video of representative Todd Akin (R-MO) treating today's Teabachle to the Pledge of Allegiance. Akin led...

"...And to the Republic for Which it Stands..."

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary Hart

Shouting at town hall meetings may vent anger, but it is not sufficient to eliminate corruption in American government. Exercising popular sovereignty through constructive civic duty, though, would be a start.

Is This the End of Democracy?

Jim Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Selman

Is there still time to recover and restore American Democracy to its bare essentials -- a government "of the people, by the people and for the people"? I don't know. Today we are on the brink.

Atheists Sue To Keep 'In God We Trust' Off Capitol Visitor Center

McClatchy | Rob Hotakainen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A California Republican congressman wants to do a little writing on the walls of Washington's newest federal building. If Rep. Dan Lungren gets his wa...