Peter Dreier and Dick Flacks: Most Americans are unaware that much of our patriotic culture—including many of the leading symbols and songs— was created by people, like Katherine Lee Bates, with decidedly progressive sympathies.
Steve Hochstadt: Political change moves slowly across our big nation, but last week changed America. The Affordable Care Act is now settled law. Same-sex marriage will prevail in every state. The Confederate flag is coming down.
Gary Corseri: Symbolism is always important, but the Confederate flag is maligned if it is merely reduced to an historical oddity—a symbol of American racism; something to put behind us.
View image | gettyimages.com hen flipping through the cable TV channels, it’s not unusual to find a pride of African lions getting ready to feast on Cape buffalo. Sometimes we’ll see several lions take down a buffalo while the rest of the buffalo in the nearby herd appear to stand around like idiots. At other […]
Frank Fear: In exchange for a shot at “The Bigs” most minor league players earn next to nothing.
Steve Hochstadt: The message is clear – life is much richer in material goods in the US, but China is catching up.
Walter Brasch: The President didn’t even worry about whether Texans liked him or not, even though a majority of that state’s politicians think of him as incompetent, evil, and—horrors!—a firebreathing Muslim.
RJ Eskow: After a week spent tracking the independent left’s political progress, I’ve become even more convinced that politicians should seek the soul of the country instead. Tap into that, and the rest will follow.
American Exceptionalism Forever
RJ Eskow: Some centrist Democrats like to say they’d govern more liberally, but the United States is a “center-right” country. There is very little truth in this.
John MacMurray: Let’s consider the current melee raging around Jade Helm 15, the US Army’s training exercise scheduled for this summer in seven Western states.
Brent Budowsky: American liberalism is at the peak of its power during presidential elections, and nothing better dramatizes the resurgent liberal answer to the conservative challenge than the words and teachings of Pope Francis, the most admired public figure in America and throughout the world.
Dyson vs. West: Black ‘leaders’ have never agreed on everything – and that’s OK an’t we all just get along? Better yet, when it comes to black intellectuals, can’t we agree to disagree? After all, it’s not as if black leaders and thinkers always have agreed on everything. In an extensive essay in The New […]