Tags: Anthems

This past Saturday and Sunday marked the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore, which occurred towards the end of the War of 1812. Tomorrow will be the bicentennial of Francis Scott Key completing the now-immortal lyrics he titled: “The Defence Of Fort M’Henry” — later more famously known as America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled…

I understand why Barack Obama admires Beyonce. Like him, she is smart, hardworking, forthright and demands respect. Besides, his closest advisor likes her. A lot. But it strikes me that, hard as it may be to imagine, President Obama isn’t totally enamored of Beyonce. Think that’s not possible? Think that doesn’t matter? Think again. Even…

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