Francis Scott Key

  • Baltimore Was a Key Place For Trump, If He Only Knew

    by Jamie Stiehm

    It's odd that Trump could give a speech about Francis Scott Key with nearly all the facts wrong; the slaveowner was a key adviser to Andrew Jackson, the model for Trump's brand of white reactionary populism.

  • Colin Kaepernick and the Legacy of the Negro National Anthem

    by Brent Staples

    The truth is that the maxims about freedom implied in the song describe a condition the country has yet to achieve. People who confront that reality by kneeling prayerfully on the football field are often more determinedly patriotic than those who reflexively stand.