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Flag Day, June 14: Does It Still Have Meaning?

Leona Foxx | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Leona Foxx

This Flag Day, June 14th, I will think of my grandpa Tesch as I do every year, and remember him in his later years, a bit shaky, but determined to raise the flag. "It is a day when we revere our flag," he would say. "Because our flag represents our country, and what our country stands for."

Image Disruptor: Flag Looks To Upend Photo Printing Through The Magic of Free

Turnstyle | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Flag, a photo printing start-up that is holding a barnstorming 14-day Kickstarter campaign right now, turned up on m...

Jasper Johns To Testify In New York Art Forgery Case

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Artist Jasper Johns will testify against a foundry owner charged with trying to sell a fake bronze sculpture of his iconic 1960 pain...

Tea and Sympathy

Atiba Madyun | Posted 12.17.2013 | DC
Atiba Madyun

Thousands of federal employees returned to work this morning as the 2013 #GovernmentShutdown ended. With the damage left by the tea party, a small f...

Magical 4th of July Surprise Flag Cake

Elissa Bernstein | Posted 09.01.2013 | Taste
Elissa Bernstein

Switch up your Fourth of July dessert routine with this magical cake.

Black Flag Reunites...Without Rollins

Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts

Well, here's a blast from the past. Black Flag, the iconic '80s SoCal hardcore band, recently announced in a press release that a new album is in the ...

Somebody to Look Down Upon

James Moore | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
James Moore

The racial anger isn't just palpable any more; it's manifest. And again, Texas is getting attention for its ignorance instead of its greatness. In an upscale neighborhood of Northwest Austin, a Republican voter has hung an empty chair in effigy from a tree in his front yard.

A Piece of Cloth

James Moore | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
James Moore

The founding promises have not exactly been kept but they still could be honored with actions. That is what that flag represents. It still moves dreams and starts hearts. It always will.

Has 'Freedom' Become a Seven-Letter Holy Word?

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

"Freedom" has become the seven-letter revered, almost worshiped, word for the Fourth of July and the rest of the year as well. More than a word. More than a concept.

Navy Veteran Faces Eviction For Raising Flag

AP | Posted 01.03.2012 | Impact

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Edward Zivica, a 70-year-old who served in the Navy in the 1960s, faces a hard choice come Veterans Day next week: He can ob...

FBI Probe of VA Crime Should Expand

Jeff Norman | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

While the FBI is in the midst of probing a homicide that VA police couldn't even detect let alone investigate, the DOJ's top crime-fighting agency should also find out who got paid to make sweetheart deals with tenants who do nothing for veterans.

Guess The Artist Who Created This American Flag: ANSWER

Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

Yesterday we showed you an image of this artwork and asked you to guess the American artist, but only a third of you correctly identified the artist a...

Guess The American Artist

Posted 09.02.2011 | Arts

Well-known for their engagement with civil rights and the Black Power movement, this African American artist created this version of the American flag...

CHART: Florida AG's Disturbing Foreclosure Fraud Presentation

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In their effort to sniff out foreclosure fraud, Florida regulators followed the trails of mortgage and foreclosure paperwork into a world of alleged f...

Singapore's Water Polo Team Scandalizes Country At Asian Games With 'Inappropriate' Swim Trunks

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Disgrasian

At the Asian Games in Guangzhou last week, the Singapore water polo team revealed a new swim trunk design based on its country's flag that had people ...

Stars and Stripes Over La Quinta, California

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Giles Slade

I am not one of those Canadians whose nationalism is accompanied by knee jerk anti-Americanism. I don't need to hate America to feel Canadian.

Old Drinking Song, Lyrics From 1814, a National Anthem in 1931

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

The Star Spangled Banner did not become the national anthem until 1916 when President Wilson declared it by Executive Order. But it wasn't until 1931 that it became the National Anthem by Congressional resolution.

American Flag Protocol: Stars and Stripes Forever

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Does anyone look at the American flag in the same way since September 11? Now, it's even more important not to take the stars and stripes for granted.

Sarah Palin, Preparing to Run

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

After reading Palin's interview in Runner's World, I doubt she'll be off the political stage anytime soon. A presidential campaign is a long race that requires a lot of endurance.

What Happened to the Star in Cuba's Flag?!

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

In light of the fact that it's so dark in the field of civil liberties that we can't even see our hands, the solitary star deserted its red field leaving the official organ of the Party with its marked absence on the front page.

Where Was McCain's Flag Pin?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

Seeing as how the Republicans make a big stink about people wearing flag pins to show their patriotism, it was a curious omission to McCain's wardrobe...

Dear Peggy Noonan: Yes, Sarah Killed - Wolves, for Starters

Deanne Stillman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deanne Stillman

"Sarah Palin killed," Peggy Noonan writes in today's http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122059352189503479.html?mod=djemEditorialPage#. "And more than ...

American Hero? Worker Ordered to Honor Jesse Helms Quits Job Instead

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

A state worker in Helms' native North Carolina named L.F. Eason III quit the only job he'd ever had rather than lower the flag to honor longtime racist Helms.

What Would Abbie Hoffman Have Thought Of The Flag Lapel Pin Debate?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Flag lapel pins are all the rage these days, but the battle over wearing the flag is older than you may have thought.

Obama Says Flag Photo Is Another Internet Smear

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama complained on Wednesday about an Internet photo that claims the Democratic presidential candidate didn't hold his hand over his heart du...