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Stop Playing The National Anthem At Sports Events

| October 11, 2017

The anthem is being used to make statements that reflect anger and divisiveness instead of pride, but primarily so because it’s being performed where it shouldn’t be, argues Nancy Smith.

Flagler School Board Finds New Way to Recite The Pledge: With Pixels and iPhone For All

| December 20, 2016

In a retreat at Cattlemen’s Hall on the county fairgrounds today, the Flagler School Board faced a dilemma: there was no flag to which to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. A minor debate ensued, then Superintendent Jacob Oliva found a solution.

Paying for Patriotism: The Pentagon’s Crass, Misguided Stunts

| November 11, 2015

The Pentagon has been buying and choreographing patriotism at NFL, baseball and NASCAR events that are made to look spontaneous and voluntary. They’re anything but.

Coke Ad’s Un-American Response, Biometrics in Florida Schools, Michael Dunn’s Trial: The Live Wire

| February 3, 2014

Coke’s Super Bowl commercial gets the monolingual un-Americans angry, Michael Dunn goes on trial in another goon-with-gun case in Jacksonville, a woman’s hair is forcibly sheared while she’s in a jail’s restraining chair, New York’s plea to Sean Hanity, why read Bernard Malamud, farewell to Philip Seymour Hoffman and rediscovering Wim Statius Muller.

Holding a Candle to a Citizenship Oath

| December 16, 2013

Twenty-seven ago today I was one among a few hundred Technicolor-skinned and Babel-tongued immigrants who jammed into an enormous hall in Federal District Court in Brooklyn and recited the oath of citizenship. A candle-lighting has marked the occasion every year since.

Racist Attacks on Mexican-American’s National Anthem Performance Reflect GOP Blinders

| June 20, 2013

It’s sad that Sebatien de la Cruz’s singing of the National Anthem at an NBA playoff game should become the target of ugly, anti-immigrant sentiment. These views didn’t arise in a vacuum, argues Raul Reyes. Republican lawmakers have been demonizing immigrants to the detriment of our civil discourse and to their own party. Meanwhile, our nation continues to grow more diverse, putting the GOP out of step with a changing America.

Lowe Family Brings Rain of Children and All-But-Kitchen-Sink Music to Flagler Auditorium

| January 23, 2013

The Lowe Family’s six children and accompanists, at the Flagler Auditorium Thursday evening, make it a point to dare every musical genre, every instrument, every move, all wrapped in feel-good flags.

Opposition to the Mosque “At” Ground Zero Desecrates American Values

| August 1, 2010

Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and other reactionaries’ opposition to a mosque near ground zero offends liberty at the expense of the dead of 9/11.

Proudest Moment on a Gray Day:
On Becoming an American

| July 5, 2010

My personal July 4th happens to fall on December 16. That day, 24 years ago, I became an American. The day has become more important to me than any other, including my birthday.

The Gods Must Be Crazy: Rain Slams But Doesn’t Stop Flagler Beach Parade

| July 3, 2010

Clouds thicker than menace mobilized offshore, then struck, but the Flagler Beach Independence Day parade held on anyway.

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