What Democrats Have Forgotten

Lyndon Johnson Politics

Mitchell Lerner: Regardless of the specific details of the Great Society programs, the ideology that lay behind them speaks volumes about the American conception of the role of government, and offers lessons for the contemporary Democratic Party that seem to have been forgotten.

Banning Flags: Students Get Patriotism Wrong

Banning American Flag

Peter Dreier: Contrary to what the students claim, the American flag does not signify conformity. The ways we express our patriotism are as diverse as our nation. How one expresses one’s patriotism depends on the core values one associates with the United States.

Heroine of the Working Class

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Murray Polner: For the rest of her life she toured the nation as a Wobbly to help secure the right of working men and men to organize unions, raise wages, and improve their working conditions.

The Declaration of Insurrection

Congress Writes Iran

Larry Wines: Even though we don’t like you, we are perfectly fine with using you to show George Washington who is really in charge here.

How I Saw the Light with Daylight Saving Time!

Daylight Saving Time

Gary Corseri: There was a tattered blanket on the sidewalk and people had thrown some coins and a couple of dollars on it, and before it there was a small, slender black man with an Afro, and he had a baton and was conducting “Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony,” like he was Beethoven himself.

Who Loves the US More?

Obama Loves America

Steve Hochstadt: Giuliani said that Obama does not love Americans. In fact, it is many Republicans who don’t love their fellow citizens, if they are too liberal. That is a difficult partisan divide to overcome.

The GOP’s Bigot Problem

GOP Bigots

Brent Budowsky: Walker, Giuliani and Republicans like them do not understand this: True patriotism is not quoting scripture, waving the flag, praising the Constitution and speaking of American exceptionalism while playing a politics of bigotry and hate that violates everything America stands for.