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The Anti-Muslim Origins of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

The darkest heart of the United States is highlighted in the racist origins of our national anthem.

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It Makes No Sense for Colin Kaepernick to Sing Anthem That ‘Celebrates Murder of African-Americans’

The 49ers quarterback making headlines for his protest against racism and police violence is making a crucial point about the U.S.; Fox News may be on its last legs; meanwhile, the disclaimer at the end of most films claiming they’re fiction oddly enough has to do with Rasputin. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Kneeling in Fenway Park to the Gods of War

In sporting events across the country the religion of sports fuses with the religion of war—a mark of all militarized societies. Games at Fenway are as much about venerating the military as the Red Sox.

Posted on Jul 7, 2014 READ MORE


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Startling New Lyrics to ‘Star Spangled Banner’ Revealed

Get your fill of patriotic celebratory rituals over the July 4 weekend? Or maybe you’re kind of over it all, which would put you in just the right frame of mind to watch this rather irreverent little musical number conjured up by the Onion’s twisted humorists.

Posted on Jul 5, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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