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The Star-Spangled Banner has been our national anthem for eighty-five years; it’s time to change it.

When I was in kindergarten and grammar school, in the early 1940s, we often sang other patriotic songs as well; “God Bless America” and “America the Beautiful.” I especially liked the latter, and still do. Here’s the first stanza: O … Continue reading

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Where have the New Citizens to the USA Come From?

Did you notice that I didn’t use the word “immigrants”? The times are such that this word has taken on a negative connotation for a large number of Americans and Europeans. The USA remains a remarkable country in that it … Continue reading

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