Tag:Patriotism

Teacher removed from classroom after video joking about pledging allegiance to Pride flag went viral

If one thing doesn’t change, it’s the ability of conservatives to become enraged at the slightest bit of LGBTQ+ pride or acceptance. Sure, it’s...

Attacking those who protest racism is how Trumpers deflect the blame away from where it belongs

Conservatives can only succeed by dividing Americans along racial lines. It’s been their go-to strategy for decades, long before Trump. It was one of...

On July 4th, we should remember that true patriots are dissidents, not bootlickers

Samuel Johnson famously wrote in 1775 that “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” In The Devil’s Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce made the appropriate...

Trump pushes far-right indoctrination in the name of ‘patriotic education’

The federal government has no control over local school curriculums, but as usual, Donald Trump isn’t letting that stop him. Trump launched a big...

The line between patriotism and nationalism

When I was nine years old, the United States of America was celebrating its bicentennial. With it being so soon after the Vietnam War and...

On the 4th of July, it’s important to remember that true patriots are rebels, not bootlickers

Samuel Johnson famously wrote in 1775 that “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” In The Devil’s Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce made the appropriate...

A patriot is a rebel, not a bootlicker

Samuel Johnson famously wrote in 1775 that “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” In The Devil’s Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce made the appropriate...

It’s our flag, too

WE   hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the ...

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How much more can we lose before we cease to exist

One of the most vibrant memories of my youth. More than half a century ago.  I lived in a...
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The Consequences of Indicting Trump

The constitutional imperative is clear; the political implications are trickier. BY ROBERT KUTTNER JUNE 23, 2022Expand MARK HUMPHREY/AP PHOTO Former President Donald Trump leaves...

The United States of Antipathy

Americans believe America is broken. Can it be repaired? Abatch of new polls came out Wednesday, showing Americans have lost faith in...

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Georgia secretary of state’s office launches investigation into Trump’s phone call

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