In the section of the Declaration of Independence on grievances, there are a number of paragraphs that resonate with today’s politics.
The radio host's decision to retire from his show "A Prairie Home Companion" on the Fourth of July weekend was likely calculated to extenuate his presumed ties to all things Americana, but it also highlighted his hypocrisies and contradictions.
On the day when the United States was first conceived in rebellion against deprivation of God-given rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, it is worth remarking on our political season.
This Fourth of July Let's Choose Patriotism That Stands for Inclusion Over Exclusion, Hope Over Fear
We hear a lot about patriotism, especially around the Fourth of July. But in 2016 we’re hearing about two very different types of patriotism.
On a special Fourth of July episode, Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists debate the importance of symbolism. Should the Confederate flag be removed from government property and the sale of anything bearing its image be ended?