Before I go into the specifics of what I need, this project will have the maximum budget of $50 (USD). I'm perfectly well aware that this is far below many budgets, but this website will be strongly nonprofit and I may be back later for a larger one if this venture proves sucessful.
Now, I'm looking for a very elegant, classy, but simple template for a US style news and commentary website. This website will feature (you guessed it) news and commentary articles. I'd like for it to have a good red, white and blue (2 out of those 3 at least) theme that would allow for what I want. I'll leave the rest up to you.