Tag Archives: America the Beautiful

The risks of standing out–by sitting down

San Francisco 49er quarterback and national anthem dissenter Colin Kaepernick stands to earn more than $10 million this year, and most of it is guaranteed–unlike the contracts for most professional football players. This very substantial sum belies the very serious … Continue reading

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Disrupting the national anthem ritual by opting out

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick reminded us about how difficult the national anthem is. ┬áMy problems start with how hard it is to sing. I like to think that I sometimes start singing low enough that I can reach … Continue reading

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