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This being the July 4 weekend, no doubt your burg has its own Independence Day celebrations of which to partake. (For readers who aren’t Canadian or another nationality, that is.) Here, the ...
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Jul 05, 2014 at 05:05 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
As we celebrate the 4th of July weekend, let's remember the words and vision of Thomas Jefferson.On Dec 20 1787, about 3 months after the US Constitution had been drafted without a Bill of Rights, ...
by johnkirkboyd
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Jul 05, 2014 at 02:08 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
This image came to mind, so I tried to bring it to life in Photoshop. Now I'm trying to get some eyeballs on it because I believe the message (though arguably naive given America's current state ...
by DailyGaz
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Jul 05, 2014 at 09:17 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
When we think about how divided our nation currently is, about how far apart we are on so many issues, it can be easy to forget how much we once agreed upon. We had a common vision of a country that ...
by Shenna Bellows for Senate
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 01:36 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Meteor Blades and his remarkable show and tell about one of America's greatest citizens and biggest thinkers, Frederick Douglass Despite his flaws, my No. 1 personal hero is—and has been since I ...
by Angie in WA State
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 02:10 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
Out of many E quals, one more perfect union . Out of ...
by hungeski
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 11:21 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
by Chrislove
Comment Count 107 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
I first posted an abbreviated version of this diary on Independence Day in July 2007. As the years go by, it seems to me that we should be paying more attention to the writings of these ...
by JekyllnHyde
Comment Count 55 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 08:23 AM PDT with 106 Recommends
Were they fleeing Religious Persecution? Were they purged from their own country and sent to the colonies as prisoners? Were they fleeing hunger and poverty? Were they seeking their fortune? ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 290 comments on Thu Jul 03, 2014 at 10:48 PM PDT with 112 Recommends
Keep in mind that July 4th is more than just hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, soda, beer, and fireworks. It is the celebration of independence. Independence from a tyrannical government that took a ...
by Frat Pick
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Jul 03, 2014 at 09:02 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
I was going to research how fireworks became part of our holiday and do an information diary on that aspect. But since our net is being difficult I'm going to stick with something I can access a bit ...
by FloridaSNMOM
Comment Count 46 comments on Thu Jul 03, 2014 at 09:55 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Versions of this post have appeared at Daily Kos since 2008. We do too much "heroification" in America, according to James W. Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 72 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT with 120 Recommends
I needn't repeat all the outraged commentary on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby . The sooner we all stop mourning and start thinking of how to constructively respond, the better. So here's my idea ...
by Daniel Case
Comment Count 27 comments on Mon Jun 30, 2014 at 10:25 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
I always really enjoy Meteor Blades'
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 02:00 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
I Got The News Today (IGTNT) , which is among the oldest continuous series on Daily Kos, provides members of this community a venue to pay their respects to those who have died as a result of the ...
by JaxDem
Comment Count 58 comments on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 05:20 PM PDT with 55 Recommends
I first posted an abbreviated version of this diary on Independence Day in July 2007. As the years go by, it seems to me that we should be paying more attention to the writings of these ...
by JekyllnHyde
Comment Count 78 comments on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 10:10 PM PDT with 131 Recommends
First, let us get the obvious out of the way.The United States is a country founded on genocide, slavery, and greed, it is a country with an ongoing history of hate and avarice. That said, millions ...
by sebastianguy99
Comment Count 70 comments on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 01:56 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
... that the NSA has no objection if you exercise your First Amendment rights by protesting. NSA.gov: Statement on planned Fourth of July demonstrations 3 July 2013 The Fourth of July reminds us ...
by joanneleon
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 07:00 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
There is a lot of time left after the fireworks. If you're like some people, you made this a 4-day weekend. Good for you! One good way to enjoy that extra chill time is to watch some movies. Pop ...
by Purple Priestess
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
On this Independence Day, let's take a moment to reflect upon the meaning of patriotism. Conservatives sometimes accuse liberals of lacking this civic virtue, but they could not be more wrong. ...
by Eric Stetson
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 07:56 PM PDT with 17 Recommends