Rick Perry, Say “Bye Bye”

Conservative political discourse centers on “F” words: Faith, Family, Freedom and the Flag. When you exit Rick, take this buzz slang, which manipulates sheep into deciding if they are worthy to vote.

In Defense of Noam Chomsky

What could be more American than holding your government to an impossibly high standard? And what could be more profoundly unAmerican than trying to silence legitimate critique?

Patriotism & Nationalism Projected Through “Ida”

“Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.”-Albert Eisenstein

Your Country or Your Family – Could you choose?

Fighting corruption at the FBI

We Know It Can’t Happen Here

For years, James Stafford has watched how we compared everything to the horrors of Nazi Germany—killing of civilians, a militarized police state, torture—but that could never happen here, right?

Canada Loses Its Innocence

The attack on the Canadian Parliament, the symbol of democracy and the heart of our nation, was a shock to the Canadian psyche, explains Tim O’Connor.

Canada Loses Its Innocence

The Canadian reserve explodes in tears and anthems—just like the Americans we used to mock.

Why I Will Not Pledge My Allegiance to Any Flag

How to make an informed decision before you pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

Stars and Stripes, Pride or Hate?

From World Cup fans to immigration bus blockers, the Stars and Stripes is both patriotic and nationalistic.

True Patriotism: A Reflection on Memorial Day

We remember those who have fought in wars. Let’s not forget those who fight against war.

Calling Yourself a Patriot Doesn’t Make It So

Edwin Lyngar thinks that certain “patriots” protest a little too much.

Why Should You Give Country Music A Chance?

Pat Brothwell hated country music, then he came to his senses.

An Open Letter to Speaker Boehner

Professor Warren Blumenfeld’s Open Letter to Speaker John Boehner.

I Don’t Pledge Allegiance (to Any Flag)

Dr. Warren Blumenfeld pledges his allegiance to humanity, not to the American flag.

Sometimes Treason and Patriotism Look Awfully Similar

Duty to country does not always mean following the law.

“Tea Party” Pollutes Body Politic

What’s in a name? When it comes to the “Tea Party,” a distortion of history.