Canada Loses Its Innocence

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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

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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

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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?

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

True Patriotism

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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

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

Why Should You Give Country Music A Chance?

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

An Open Letter to Speaker Boehner

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

I Don’t Pledge Allegiance (to Any Flag)

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

Sometimes Treason and Patriotism Look Awfully Similar

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Duty to country does not always mean following the law.

“Tea Party” Pollutes Body Politic

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

Why Consumption Replaced Contribution: The Decline of Service in America

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How our mass consumption consumes our service to others.

Is America The Best Country in the World? Can it Be? (Video)

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The introductory monologue in HBOs “The Newsroom” is patriotism at its best: critical, yet hopeful.

Perversity and Parades

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Celebrating Independence Day by opting out of the parade

What Is Freedom?

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Freedom is–has to be–more than just a word or slogan. And it’s not what people say it is.

The Soundtrack of My Republican Life

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How Edwin Lyngar became disenchanted with the right-wing political climate in which he was raised.