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July 4th

The Radical Roots of America’s Songs (And Pledge!) Rebuke Trump’s ‘Patriotism’

“We all salute the same great American flag,” President Donald Trump told an enthusiastic crowd at a rally of evangelical Christians and military veterans at the Kennedy Center last Saturday. Wearing his flag label pin, Trump appeared on stage decorated with a massive American flag. The audience — many of them decked out in red, […]

July 3, 2017

On July Fourth, A Message For The Patriotic Resistance

On this Fourth of July, Americans live restlessly under a presidential administration hostile to the ideals embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Most Americans despise the president — a blustering, feckless lout who ignores those documents as he undermines freedom of the press and the free exercise of religion. He has appointed […]

July 3, 2017

Americana, Spelling, And Race: Doing The Right Thing

A spelling bee story that traveled like lightning as a parable of American democracy. “It demonstrated again that in our schools, every boy and every girl has a fair and even chance.”

July 3, 2015

Immigration In America’s DNA, Obama Says

Washington (AFP) — President Barack Obama said accepting immigrants from foreign shores is in America’s “DNA,” as the nation continued to roil Friday over the arrival of thousands of undocumented minors. At a Fourth of July event marking the 238th anniversary of American independence, Obama praised the newly minted citizens — some two dozen active […]

July 5, 2014