In the section of the Declaration of Independence on grievances, there are a number of paragraphs that resonate with today’s politics.
The week that included the country's birthday brought to Truthdig's comment boards a host of history lessons and discussions that ranged far beyond the material taught in schools.
Independence Day is the birthday of the author and anti-war activist, who is also a friend and contributor to Truthdig. Today, we look back on our week with Kovic and the kind words he had for his friend Bruce Springsteen in 2009.
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.
True patriotism isn’t simply about waving the American flag.
This Fourth of July, "Democracy Now!" remembers Frederick Douglass' defiant Independence Day address, read by James Earl Jones during a performance of Howard Zinn’s "Voices of a People’s History of the United States," and the life and legacy of legendary American folk singer Pete Seeger, who died this year at the age of 94.
An errant ink splotch or a genuine period? A scholar says an official transcript of the Declaration of Independence contains an error that has led many Americans to misinterpret the document for almost two centuries.