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World Series Anthem Flub: We've Seen (And Done) Worse

Mark Carpowich | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Carpowich

Did you miss Aaron Lewis's now-infamous flub of the national anthem at the start of Sunday's World Series game? Don't worry, no fewer than 10 YouTube users have posted a video for you to watch. Maybe you want to see what all the fuss was about. Or, if you're one of the many who have criticized him, maybe you just need to get a life.

WATCH: National Anthem Singer Trips, Keeps Singing

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.06.2014 | Sports

There's never any harm in rolling out the red carpet for someone, right? Just make sure he knows it's out there -- before he repeatedly trips over ...

Proof That Nobody Knows The National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.16.2014 | Comedy

This past weekend marked the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner," so Jimmy Kimmel had his cameras hit the streets to see how many people a...

In Celebration of Our National Anthem's Bicentennial

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The War of 1812 didn't gain America much, as a country. It didn't address the complaints that led the Americans to declare war in the first place. We didn't conquer Canada. But we did gain a certain amount of what can be called our "national identity" after the war. Right at the heart of this was a new patriotic (and popular) song.

FLASHBACK: Marvin Gaye Delivers Iconic Anthem At 1983 NBA All-Star Game

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports

There will never be another Marvin Gaye. There is only one "The Star-Spangled Banner." When these two American originals crossed paths, the result was...

Honduras: The Patriotism Bill

Marco Cáceres | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

There was one round of debate in the legislative chamber before the measure's final approval, and apparently all those who participated in the exchanges were pleased and satisfied with the final language. Hmm, not so fast. I'd like a shot at amending the bill.

NFL Champs Open Season With Anthem Fail

Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports

Football may have a hard time officially wresting the title of "America's Pastime" from baseball if NFL teams can't even get the lyrics to the nationa...

6 Patriotic Songs For Labor Day Weekend

William Astore | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
William Astore

Let's stress, and stress again, the importance of national beauty and brotherhood, liberty and freedom, and equality of access for all.

The Star Spangled Banner Actually Says That?

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion
Dr. Robert M. Myers

I often have people tell me that those involved in the early history of our country were not followers of the Christian faith. If I had more time I w...

Daily Meditation: Independence

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.04.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

On July 4th: Who Will Sing "The Star-Spangled Banner?"

Leona Foxx | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Leona Foxx

His beloved National Anthem has become a performance piece. I cannot remember the last time I went to a professional baseball game where everyone in the stadium sang it together.

10 American Facts You Can Use To Ruin Any July 4 Party

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker & Todd Van Luling | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Just in case you want to be *that* person.

How Well Do You Know Our National Anthem? Take The Quiz!

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.02.2014 | Comedy

How 'Merica are you? Well, put down your apple pie body spray, step away from your bald eagle Oculus Rift simulator and prove it! Pick out the correct...

America, This Is The National Anthem You Need For Memorial Day Weekend

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.24.2014 | Sports

America, the Los Angeles Kings did you a solid for Memorial Day weekend. The Kings invited Slash to Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Sat...

Talking With Capital Cities' Sebu Simonian, a Chat with Michael Maguire, The Who's Tommy Revisited, and the Teacarina

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Aren't we all the sum of our experiences, whether good or bad? In my case, I am fortunate to have had a plethora of life experiences that combine to help me deal with the multitude of issues a family lawyer has to address."

National Anthem Opens NASCAR Season to Mixed Reviews

C. Brian Smith | Posted 04.26.2014 | Sports
C. Brian Smith

Madison Rising, the self-proclaimed "most patriotic rock band in America," kicked the NASCAR racing season off on Saturday with what many are calling ...

WATCH: 'America's Most Patriotic Rock Band' Ruined The National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.22.2014 | Sports

Madison Rising bills itself as "America's Most Patriotic Rock Band" but it clearly does not believe in originalism when it comes to interpreting the n...

Choir Sings National Anthem From All 18 Stories Of A Hotel, Internet Collectively Weeps

Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts

It was the All State Choir conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Night fell and the competitors returned to the Hyatt hotel to rest up for the strenuous...

Betting the Banner XLVIII

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Betting websites are is reporting on activity leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl -- bets placed not on the actual game but on the length of the national anthem. They report that it will log in between 2:15 and 2:25.

5 Things You Need to Know About Opera Before This Super Bowl

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
Jennifer Rivera

Some people seem to have a problem with the fact that there's an opera singer singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. So here are several pieces of information you should know about opera before you see Renee Fleming belt out the national anthem Sunday.

Religion and Politics Do Mix

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.13.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

It has long been said there are two topics that should be avoided in "polite company," that is, at social gatherings, parties, service clubs, during i...

Colossians 3:1-11: It's the Name on the Front of the Jersey That Matters

David A. Sánchez, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Religion
David A. Sánchez, Ph.D.

So what does this baseball and national ritual talk have to do with the current immigration debate in the United States? Concisely, I am intrigued that a New York born, Puerto Rican is told to go back to Mexico in response to his performance of God Bless America.

Marc Anthony, Racism, Supremacists, Oh My!

Michael Solis | Posted 09.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Michael Solis

The next time you decide it's your place to denigrate an entire population, make faulty assumptions about people's backgrounds or assert your self-perceived supremacy, remember that you are exposing the emptiness of not just your thoughts, but of your human dignity.

It's Official: Worst National Anthem Ever

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.19.2013 | Entertainment

The list of artists who've aced the national anthem is impressive, but the ones who've butchered it are probably more fascinating. And according to a ...

Oh Say Can You Hear?: Parshat Va'etchanan

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

The Jewish national anthem -- "Shema Yisrael" -- appears in this week's Torah portion. Why do we cover our eyes, and what should be going through our minds as we say the words?