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Air National Guard 1st Lt. Benjamin Garland, Denver Broncos Offensive Guard and 140th Wing Public Affairs Officer, stand with Ronnie Hillman (21) and Montee Ball (38) as he listens to the National Anthem at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colo. Aug 24, 2013. Garland, who originally entered the National Football League in 2010 after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, was on the Bronco’s reserve/military list while fulfilling his active duty obligations in the Air Force. In 2012 Garland joined the Colorado Air National Guard and made the Broncos practice squad as a defensive lineman and is competing this season to make the 53 man final roster. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf/RELEASED)

On Reading Balibar In Light Of The National Anthem Protests (Carl Raschke)

It is not often that the lobbing of one of Donald Trump’s weekly twitter grenades offers an occasion to ponder the deeper dimensions of modern political thinking. But the latest political demolition derby kicked off by a public presidential putdown of the National Football League for allowing players to kneel during the National Anthem has thrown into […]

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What Does Mark Lilla Want? American Liberalism And The Legacy Of White Supremacy (Roger Green)

Directly following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, HarperCollins released a hastily written book by the Columbia University humanities professor Mark Lilla. Before commenting on the new book, I want to recall something Lilla wrote at the end of his much more thoughtful book, The Stillborn God (2007): Those of us […]

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Bombs And Moms – DuBois’ Challenge To America’s Racist And Militarist Legacy (Roger Green)

On April 4, 2017, Harlem’s Riverside Baptist Church (along with Iliff School of Theology) hosted a 50th anniversary event to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, written in large part by the late Dr. Vincent Harding.  “A Time to Break the Silence” was the subtitle of the original […]

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