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4th of July 2012

Is India's Independece Day A Hindu Holiday?

Vineet Chander | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion
Vineet Chander

Should India's Independence Day be celebrated in Hindu temples in America? I think so. We can use the day to reflect on identity, on struggle and sacrifice, and on the deeper, spiritual significance of concepts like freedom or independence.

Proud to Be an American?

Tiffany Hawk | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics
Tiffany Hawk

Since moving home, I have made it a point to complain loudly about the injustices in this country, but more often, I choose to appreciate its virtues.

PHOTOS: Gorgeous Red, White And Blue Weddings

Kellee Khalil | Posted 09.03.2012 | Weddings
Kellee Khalil

Independence Day is upon us, and that means it's time to show love for our beloved America with a roundup of design details that prove why an "America the Beautiful"-inspired wedding makes for an unforgettable fete.

PHOTOS: A Look Back At First Ladies' Best 4th Of July Outfits

Posted 07.04.2012 | Style

Happy 4th of July! When it comes to Independence Day style, first ladies carry a special burden. As leading lady of the United States, you're no do...

The Best 4th Of July Someeecards

Posted 07.03.2012 | Comedy

The good people over at Someecards know the best way to celebrate any holiday is with a laugh at that holiday's expense -- and the fourth of July is n...

On The 4th of July, Why I'm Hopeful About America

Marty Kaplan | Posted 08.31.2012 | Good News
Marty Kaplan

Faced with looming catastrophes like climate change, we're -- oh, hell, there I go again, talking myself out onto a ledge. But two recent events unexpectedly heartened me, and that they happened in the runup to the Fourth of July has not been lost on me.

Best Places To Watch The Fireworks

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.25.2012 | Detroit

Ah, the 4th of July fireworks. Nothing says "America!" like a showy burst of light in the sky, though Detroit chooses to celebrate more than a week ea...