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From Marine to Citizen

In an inspiring display of patriotism, one decorated Marine became a U.S. citizen last week in a Special Naturalization Ceremony presided over by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. Lance Cpl. Nicolas Alvarado Lopez, a native of Ecuador, served in the Marines for two years prior to earning his citizenship.


Learning to be an American

Over at National Review, Charles C. W. Cooke, a “British subject living in America,” takes a look at what it means to be an American. Expanding on Ronald Reagan’s famous quote that “you can go to live in Turkey but you can’t become a Turk. You can’t go to live in Japan and become Japanese. But…anyone from any corner of the world can come to America and be an American,” Cooke explores what it is–beyond having the right papers and simply being in America–that makes one an American.


Americans failing Citizenship test again

A new study by the Center for the Study of the American Dream at Xavier University confirms what we already know: Americans perform poorly on the Citizenship test.


What should Americans know about their government?

At Outside the Beltway, James Joyner wonders what Americans need to know about their system of government.