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Print Column: America Is an Idea That’s Greater Than This Ugly Moment

Print Column: America Is an Idea That’s Greater Than This Ugly Moment

MINOT, N.D. — As we approach the most patriotic of American holidays there are reminders all around us that, for a certain faction of the American public, patriotism isn’t fashionable any more. The evidence is everywhere. Watch all the people using the ‘Murica slur on social media this 4th of July, a neologism invented to

Nationwide, consumers are on track to spend more than $675 million on fireworks this year, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association. Special to The Forum

Don’t Celebrate America, Celebrate Americans

In my newspaper column this week I wrote about Independence Day not as something more than a celebration of nationalism but a celebration of personal independence. The history of the American Revolution often is seen through the lens of only international politics. Our infant nation, then a loose confederacy of colonies, ending its colonial relationship

On Television: Common Core And Fireworks

Here’s my television segment from last night on 6:30 Point of View with Chris Berg. Our topics of discussion were this parent/teacher survey showing some pretty miserable results for Common Core’s science standards – results that were way below ratings given to the math and language arts standards in 2011 – as well as West

The 4th Of July: A Celebration Of Extremism

I’ll be spending the 4th of July holiday with family. I published this column last year on Independence Day and it prompted a lot of discussion, so I thought I’d post it again this year. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. Regular posting will resume again on Monday. The 4th of July holiday