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Why You Can't Call a White American the Real American

Cassandra Le | Posted 04.11.2016 | Travel
Cassandra Le

My thoughts have been very influenced about what I identify myself as. When people ask me where I'm from, I usually respond with the United States. I then internally brace myself for the following question: "No, where are you really from?"

Romney Says He Will "Restore" America... But, to What?

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Mitt Romney, whose business experience enabled him to be 47th in the nation with respect to job growth when he was a one-term governor of Massachusetts, has told us that he is going to "restore" America.

A Different Take on 'Take Our Country Back'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Former Governor of Michigan Jennifer M. Granholm looks at the take-our-country-back clarion call a little differently. She believes that what these politicians want to do is take the country back -- back in time.

"Take Our Country Back": What Do They Mean?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

After having faithfully and meritoriously served in the armed forces of these United States for 20 years, suddenly I am not a real American, just because I am not a Republican -- or a member of the Tea Party?

Is Palin Following My Suggested Tour?

Bennet Kelley | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Last May, I responded to Sarah Palin's "Christian Nation" and other controversial comments by suggesting that she take a bus tour to meet "real Americ...

It's 'Take-Our-Country-Back' Time Again

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

During the 2010 elections, the heyday of the Tea Party, we were treated to some soaring oratory by real, "take-our-country-back" Americans: Those real...

What the World Needs Now Is... Empathy

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Intolerance, bigotry, hate, fear -- the summation of all these is lack of empathy. We're imprinted to hold our opinion, shut out our opponent, win at all costs, prove the other guy wrong. But I can hope.

Anticipating a Great Victory for Real Americans Today

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

We really told them phony-baloney Democrats today. What a great day for patriots, for Real America, for Real Americans. We voted for real change, not for that phony hopey-changey.

Republican Hypocrisy and the Proposed Islamic Center

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It appears that, for the far right, the import of local opinion and the ability for local communities to make decisions for themselves only applies in communities that agree with the values of the far right.

Sarah Palin's Christian Nation and the Road to Providence

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Sarah Palin's recent claim that she is a "real American" suggests that she may have spent too much time on her porch in Alaska. I have outlined an itinerary for the former half-term Governor.

Projection TV: Real Americans Watch Fox News

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

Conservatives -- or "Real Americans" -- are easily threatened, and view those outside their tribe with suspicion. Those outside their tribe don't deserve a lot: especially not the right to vote.

Don Lemon & CNN: No to "Real Americans," Yes to Real Journalism!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Can anyone tell me of any wall to wall on-site coverage of peace movement events over the past six years where the corporate press offered extensive air-time to listen to progressive leaders? I don't recall that ever happening. Do you?

Far Right Inaugurates Palin as "Their President"

Darin Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darin Murphy

In an unprecedented moment in history, Governor Sarah Palin was sworn in today by the far right wing of the Republican Party as the first female President of The Real America.

Yes We Did! But There Is a Lot More to Do

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Obama has not hit a home run; he has merely earned the right to step into the batter's box.

New Yorkers Count Too

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hanna Ingber Win

I was so close to not voting. I live in New York, it doesn't really matter anyway. But then the guilt built up inside of me. What would I say when my grandchildren asked about this historic election?

Little Town, Big Town

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia DeSanctis

There is no advantage in deliberately creating character divisions based on geography in a country where good and bad, and hard-worker, slacker -- and unemployed -- mean the same, everywhere.

McCain's Smear Campaign Will Have an Impact Long After Election Day

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

McCain has gone "all in" with a strategy focusing exclusively on smearing and lying about Obama, win or lose, he has created a dangerous situation for November 5 and the four years to follow.

World Series Fashion Trends and Their Presidential Parallels

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Both World Series teams happen to be from two important swing states, Florida and Pennsylvania. Kinda puts a new spin on the idea of a state being "in play," doesn't it?

Real Patriotism

Robert Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Schlesinger

There's been a lot of good stuff about the nutty comments coming from the right regarding "real America," pro-American parts of the country (read: sma...

Sarcasm Month

Michael DeJong | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael DeJong

There is no doubt that frightful things in current events make for sensational opportunities for sarcasm -- in these times, it's almost "trench humor" that helps us survive.

Why this Election Actually is About Defining the "Real America"

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Sarah Palin is right about one thing: this election is in fact a battle between the "real America" and a pretender. But it's not quite the battle she imagines.

Excuse Me, But Didn't McCain and Palin Just Say That the Victims of 9/11 Weren't 'Real Americans'?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The wives and husbands who continue to grieve, the parents who lost sons and daughters, the children whose healing is yet to come? They're not real Americans?