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Teams Excavating Toilets Flush Out Thousands Of 18th Century Artifacts

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 07.05.2016 | Science

When it comes to excavating toilets, it doesn't get much better than this. Archaeologists found 82,000 artifacts buried inside vaults once used for ou...

The Surprising Facts Of Independence Day

Joel Peterson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Joel Peterson

One seemingly mythic fact is surprisingly true: both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day -- July 4th, 1826 -- the 50th anniversary of Dunlop's dating and printing of The Declaration of Independence.

By George, Trump's Manners Disgrace our 4th of July

Philip Smucker | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Philip Smucker

One could be excused for believing the world is upside down at the moment. On the campaign stump, Donald Trump is now invoking the name of George Washington to defend protectionist designs underpinned by crude anti-immigrant slurs.

Understanding The Second Amendment: Why Yesterday's Rights About Guns And Militias Don't Make Sense Today

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Bernard Starr

The right of militias, which were made up of individuals in towns all over the thirteen colonies, to own guns makes a lot of sense when understood in historical context.

Meaningful Gun Control Is Doomed To Fail

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Tragedies like the one in Orlando will keep happening, and so will the calls for change -- but unfortunately, our history can't be unmade.

An Appeal to America's Revolutionary Spirit

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 06.03.2016 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

I believe our nation's progress and people are being seriously stunted by a conventional wisdom that is counter to our American Revolution.

Meatless Monday: Anna Thomas' Revolutionary Idea -- "Vegan, Vegetarian, Omnivore"

Ellen Kanner | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

April 18, 1775 began what was to become the American Revolution. More than 230 years later, Anna Thomas may be the voice of a social revolution with ...

Making America Great Again: End Speculation on Public Measures

Bruce Fein | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Let's make America great again by following the genius of the Constitution, James Madison, and end the trillion dollar speculations on public measures...

Why Bernie Sanders Is the Democratic Party's Best Hope to Win the White House in November

Tom Weis | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Tom Weis

What many expected to be a coronation for establishment candidate Hillary Clinton has morphed into a pitched battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. Despite all the corporate media hype to the contrary, the long slog to the Democratic nomination is just getting started.

Congress: Awaken to Your Privacy Responsibilities

Bruce Fein | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

On February 25, 2016, the House Judiciary Committee headed by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) will hold a hearing on "International Conflicts of Law Co...

Bernie Had Me at 'Revolution'

Annabel Park | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Annabel Park

One reason that so many people didn't take Sanders seriously is precisely because they believed his rhetoric is out of mainstream. Many people associate the word "revolution" with violence. They can't imagine a peaceful one at the ballot.

George Washington's Birthday Cake

Alan Singer | Posted 01.20.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

By the time George Washington died in 1799, the enslaved population on his Mount Vernon planation included 318 people, 123 who were "owned" by Washington himself and the rest who were part of the estate of his wife's children from a previous marriage. Instead of freeing the people he claimed to own in his will, Washington transferred ownership to his wife. Some of these people were freed in 1801.

AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2.0

Marianne Williamson | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

The second American Revolution has begun. It has been stirring within the consciousness of Americans for years, as we've slowly awakened to the chronic and systematic diminishment of the democratic foundations without which we are no longer anything even approaching who we say we are.

Blaming the Victims: 245 Years Ago and Today

Rahsaan Hall | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Rahsaan Hall

When we as a nation look upon the uprisings in Ferguson and Baltimore, and the marches in New York and Boston, the narrative denies these people the honorific title of patriots. But that is in fact what they are: patriots, people who love and strongly support or fight for their country.

BDS: As American As Apple Pie

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 08.14.2015 | 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 Gay Man Who Saved The American Revolution

Nicholas Sheppard | Posted 07.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Sheppard

The revolutionary struggle was at its lowest ebb when General George Washington chose Valley Forge as a secure location for the winter of 1777-1778. ...

One for All: The American Soldier Proves Sacrifice Is a Family Issue

Jaime Lubin | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

Taurel explores the many faces of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), painting a detailed portrait of the military experience which explains that when trauma strikes one, it affects all.

What If We'd Lost the American Revolution? Have We Lost It? If So, Can We Win It Again?

Christopher Phillips | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

We won the American Revolution, but we've lost it since then, in the sense that we're no longer building on the laurels of our original patriots but allowing their grand experiment in creating an unrivaled sort of open society to unravel on our watch.

How America 'Won' Its Independence 2 Years After July 4, 1776

John A. Tures | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

I'm sure several of you are shaking your heads, wondering if I got the title wrong. But while American political figures officially declared their independence on July 4, 1776, winning it was another matter. And that came on a hot day in June, instead of a cold day in December.

America's Daughters: More than Ribbons and Pins

D. Joshua Taylor | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
D. Joshua Taylor

As we remember our Independence, every American owes a debt of gratitude to the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The Voyage of the Hermione and 235 Years of Franco-American Friendship

Ambassador Jane Hartley | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Ambassador Jane Hartley

When the reproduction of the Hermione, with its 30 canons and three huge masts, arrives in Yorktown on June 5, it will serve as a powerful and tangible reminder of the long and absolutely essential friendship France and America have enjoyed.

Washington Should Make Foreign Policy for Americans, Not Liberals Overseas

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The more active America's foreign policy, the more the U.S. has to spend on the military: the "defense" budget is the price of Washington's foreign policy. American military personnel and contractors die. Enemies are created. A national security state develops.

Saluting Muslim American Patriots

Craig Considine | Posted 06.10.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

The Muslim Americans who have served in the U.S. military are an important reminder that Americans are not bound by religion, but by values that extend beyond their ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Kick Open the Doorway to Liberty: What Are We Waiting For?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

I'm having a hard time reconciling the America I know and love with the America being depicted in the daily news headlines, where corruption, cronyism and abuse have taken precedence over the rights of the citizenry and the rule of law.

We Must Recover America's Hopeful Spirit

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

While we used to feel inspired by our country, we now feel disenchanted. While we used to hope, now we doubt. And rather than listening to leaders who unite us, too often we pay heed to demagogues like Rush Limbaugh whose sole source of profit comes from division and discord.