A columnist in Philadelphia thinks that this year, Independence Day should be a day of "atonement" for our supposed sins in the war on terror.
At The Progressive, lefty Matthew Rothschild has produced a piece, "Why I'm Not Patriotic" -- and challenging the concept of love of country itself. With stunning moral obtuseness, he writes, "When Americans retort that this is still the greatest country in the world, I have to ask why."
Ok, Mr. Rothschild. Here's your answer. From 2002, Dan Flynn's magnificent piece: "Ten Reasons Thinking Americans Love Their Country."