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Paul Revere's famous ride late on April 18th, 1775 did not happen in a vacuum and it was not a joyride as recent notables in the news have described it. It was serious business conducted to warn a ...
by TayTay
Comment Count 80 comments on Mon Jun 06, 2011 at 11:21 AM PDT with 167 Recommends
This past week, Bill Maher had three avowed conservatives on his show: Joe Wurzelbacher as his opening guest, and David Frum and Reihan Salam on his panel. The sense I got in listening to them was ...
by NCrissieB
Comment Count 158 comments on Wed Apr 08, 2009 at 03:58 AM PDT with 145 Recommends
In 1776 a group of American colonists signed the Declaration of Independence which condemned King George III for preventing the colonists from appropriating western lands which belong to Indian ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 75 comments on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 09:42 AM PDT with 119 Recommends
I depart as air, I shake my white locks at the runaway sun, I effuse my flesh in eddies, and drift it in lacy jags. I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love, ...
by noweasels
Comment Count 103 comments on Mon May 26, 2008 at 06:41 PM PDT with 104 Recommends
by litho
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 07:50 AM PDT with 50 Recommends
For the American Indian nations east of the Mississippi River, the Revolutionary War was a time of great turmoil, deceit, and disaster. Both the British and the American rebels sought assistance ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 08:16 AM PST with 47 Recommends
As Sarah Palin launched her bus tour ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 40 comments on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 12:44 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
Twenty years ago, my dad gave me a typewritten sheet listing two generations of his family on his mother and father’s sides. He said, “If you ever want to research this further, this is what I ...
by notdarkyet
Comment Count 64 comments on Fri Sep 02, 2011 at 09:49 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
Of all the leading figures of the American Revolution, there was no one quite like Thomas Paine.
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Aug 13, 2014 at 01:30 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
Cross posted at All Other Persons Reasons for the Revolutionary War, ...
by EarthTone
Comment Count 75 comments on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 05:41 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
During the American Revolution, the city of New York was firmly in British hands. But here, in the very heart of the enemy, George Washington had his very own spy ring--which uncovered America's ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Feb 28, 2015 at 06:55 AM PST with 22 Recommends
by shortfinals
Comment Count 42 comments on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 07:31 AM PST with 20 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
by shortfinals
Comment Count 27 comments on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 08:45 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
In 1777, things looked bleak for the fledgling United States of America. The rebellion against Britain was going badly, the rebel leader George Washington had lost a series of crucial battles near ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Oct 08, 2014 at 01:15 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Cross posted at http://leftturnsonly.wordpress.com/ Welcome to the first edition of Constituesday, kcmitch's weekly look at the U.S. ...
by kcmitch
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Feb 01, 2011 at 07:09 AM PST with 11 Recommends
This is a little late but I have been thinking about the 4th of July and how its meaning has changed for me. Until several years ago, I did not pay much attention to it ... the best celebration I ...
by CorinaR
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Jul 05, 2009 at 11:26 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Thank you Smintheus for sharing the Huffington Post article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-horton/a-tale-of-two-georges_b_41091.html about George Washington and his strong stance against the ...
by chillindame
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 10:17 AM PST with 11 Recommends
I grew up during the Vietnam War, or at least I grew up watching the news of the Vietnam War with my father (yes, we watched CBS -- what else would we have watched?). Mine was a very strongly ...
by annetteboardman
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Jul 04, 2007 at 12:37 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
[reprinted with author's permission from twunch. ] Wikipedia says that 8,000 Americans died in combat during the entire Revolutionary War (April 1775 to September 1783; roughly 7.5 years.) In ...
by Mortime Beacon
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 08:10 PM PST with 10 Recommends