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American Independence

National Parks Show Our Steady March Toward 'Liberty & Justice for All'

Audrey Peterman | Posted 10.19.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

"Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment." I was looking for the origin of t...

BDS: As American As Apple Pie

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 08.14.2016 | Politics
Gail Vida Hamburg

In condemning the Palestinian BDS movement, Hillary Clinton places herself not only on the wrong side of history, but on the wrong side of American history.

The Triumph of Culture Over Politics: Edward Snowden and American Independence

Robin Koerner | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Edward Snowden is an independent American whose principles are the principles of American Independence. And that is surely all that any Patriot is called to be.

What Does The Declaration of Independence Mean Now?

Alexander Tsesis | Posted 09.03.2012 | Books
Alexander Tsesis

Independence Day has always been a time for reflection in the United States. The opportunity for the nation to collectively consider whether it has lived up to the ideals embodied in the Declaration of Independence.

The Episcopal Church In The Anglican Communion: Independent But Connected

Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.03.2011 | Religion
Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D.

Over two centuries ago, a revolution gave birth to a new nation and a new Church. But independence does not have to result in isolationism or ingratitude. Instead, we must find new ways to connect with and learn from one another.

How John Adams and Thomas Paine Clashed Over Economic Equality

William Hogeland | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business
William Hogeland

Here's John Adams on Thomas Paine's famous 1776 pamphlet "Common Sense": "What a poor, ignorant, malicious, short-sighted, crapulous mass." Then comes Paine on Adams: "John was not born for immortality."

Eco-Friendly Fireworks For July 4 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Now, scientists are working on a new generation of kinder, gentler pyrotechnics. While still explosive and dramatic, these fireworks produce less smok...