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The attack on the 'racist' National Anthem should provoke a history lesson

The California chapter of the NAACP’s call to remove “The Star-Spangled Banner” has ignited the usual alarms and condemnations, huffing and puffing from both sides. A history lesson is in order. To bring some sense to this highly emotional fray. The lyrics were composed by Francis Scott Key during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812,... Read more »

Speaking of flags

With all the talk about  a flag–the Confederate battle flag–I thought it was time to remind ourselves of the flag that unites us. As Johnny Cash remembers.
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