Patriotic Streetwalkers in Nevada

| November 3, 2008 - 3:31 am

Tags: 2008 presidential elections, GOTV, Obama, patriotism

3am Saturday morning: I got up, packed my bags, and got in the car of someone who I've never met in person (actually, our prior interaction was just a few exchanges over email and phone). No worries, it's okay. I consented...

Country First? A Critical Look at Patriotism and the McCain-Palin Slogan

| October 20, 2008 - 11:28 pm

Tags: 2008 presidential elections, Democrats, GOP, McCain, Obama, Palin, patriotism

In a listserv, a fellow scholar posted an honest question about patriotism. In one post, she asked if being critical about the country would call into question her patriotism. I remembered how Obama's patriotism was questioned when he was found not wearing an American flag lapel.