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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.

Top 5 Tips for Kids at the Boston Waterfront

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 08.06.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

As American expats in the Scottish school system, my kids learn virtually nada about American history. This summer back in the U.S., I wanted to make American history come alive and take my 10-year-old around to important historical sites.

Symbols and Cymbals Mark Fourth of July

Gary Stein | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Gary Stein

You can climb a pole and yank down a flag, but the culture of racism and hatred will still be there. On the flip side, you can sew a U.S. flag into a shirt or burn it in effigy in the Middle East, but this less-than-perfect nation will still stand.

Hosting the Olympics Could (Finally!) Raise Boston's Profile

Lisa Rinkus | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Lisa Rinkus

Perhaps no other location in a bid for the 2024 Olympics has stimulated more controversy than Boston has. Some are vehemently opposed. But for those who want to offer the city up for this extravaganza, there are many reasons to do so.

Revolutionary War She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Women's contributions to our country's independence are not often acknowledged. As we celebrate the 4th of July and the birth of our country, see how many of the Revolutionary War she-roes you can match with her accomplishment.

Happy Birthday America

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.03.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

he process of debating and revising Jefferson's declaration continued on July 3 and into the late morning of July 4. In the evening of July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress "unanimously" approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence.

The Tea Party Took Its Name Based On an Act of Deception

Tim Giago | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
Tim Giago

By assuming the name of a group of cowardly white men who tried to place the blame of their criminal actions on the Indian people the Tea Party has proven that they have a one-sided view of American history.

Teavolution USA: Tea Becomes a Green Economy in U.S. (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
Charles Karel Bouley

It is odd that for a country that started with descendants from Europe that we shunned tea for many years. But that is changing, and besides, tea was being served here in North America and what would become New York even before London.

Rights Only for the Right People

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

All those rights Americans cherish, those fundamental human and political freedoms protected by the U.S. Constitution, Republicans contend those aren't really inalienable rights or anything solid or permanent like that.

Boston Tea Party Still Stirs

Robert Strong | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Strong

Contemporary Tea Party Republicans would certainly oppose taxation without representation. Unfortunately, they are also against taxation with representation. And when you get down to it, they don't really like representation.

Queen Elizabeth, Your Old Colony Needs Help

David Kirp | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
David Kirp

Dear Queen Liz (if I may be so presumptuous), I write with a simple purpose -- to plead with you to reverse more than two centuries of history and bring your former colonies back into the fold.

Religious and Patriotic Pre-Revolutionary Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

In tribute to the popularity of chocolate as a substitute for tea in the Colonies following the Boston Tea Party, I suggest that we raise some chocolate to toast American Independence.

Texas Schools Lesson Depicts Boston Tea Party As Act Of Terrorism

Posted 11.26.2012 | Education

Some Texas parents are upset over a history lesson that depicts the Boston Tea Party as an act of terrorism. The historical protest against taxati...

How Plagiarism Made America

Todd Andrlik | Posted 10.14.2012 | Media
Todd Andrlik

It seems every year a new plagiarism scandal strikes the media. Today, the stigma of lifting passages can haunt media professionals forever, but 250 years ago stealing another reporter's work without credit was an acceptable form of journalism.

America's Oldest National Political Holiday

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Chris Weigant

On March 18, 1766, for the very first time America celebrated a political event together -- and they continued to do so for years afterwards. Together. As Americans -- celebrating a purely American national political holiday.

The Komen Controversy: Enough Already With "The Power of Social Media"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Let's not take away from the power of protest, and what we as citizens can achieve, by wasting so much time fawning over technology's role in all of it.

Quick History Lesson: The Boston Tea Party... Recreated With Legos (WATCH)

| Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

Sick of studying for AP US History? If you don't have time to take a break but could use a little comic relief, check out this student-made short film...

Disguising Themselves as Indians Was an Act of Cowardice

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

If the Tea Party wants to "spruce up its historical bona fides," its members should honor its real history by attending all of the Tea Party rallies dressed as American Indians and not as George Washington.

A Mother's Day Pro-Marijuana Tea Party

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

I will have my daughters by my side as I help launch the Women's Marijuana Movement. Joining me will be my fellow Republican mother, Mari Clauss, who has spent most of her adult life fighting lupus.

My Day at the Tea Party

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Selkoe

I made this video of my interactions with the many Tea Baggers in Boston this spring.

New Song: The Tea Party's Over

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Abe Gurko

I have heard just about enough from the Tea Party, the Tea Baggers, the maroons, whatever you want to call them. What country do we live in and worse, what year is this?

A Time For Tea: A Tea Party Time Line

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

It would take a book or three to provide a comprehensive documentation of every aspect of the origins of the Tea Party movement. There are so many dif...

Obadiah's Tea Party

Tom Halsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Halsted

Unlike today's unruly protesters, the 1773 Tea Party members were perfectly willing to pay the taxes imposed on them by their own colonial government in which they were represented.

Eight Thoughts About Election Day and Words and Music

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

1.Tuesday's election wins by Sharron Angle in Nevada and Nikki Haley in South Carolina were helped immeasurably by those candidates' association with ...

The Boston Tea Party: The Real Story (VIDEO)

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

A lot of Americans are really angry, as so many of our dreams seem to be fading away. Anger can be useful, but only if we can grasp what's at the root of our pain, if we can understand how we got here.