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Going over the depressing news about the Supreme Court's slash and dash of the Voting Rights Act, I began to lament further about the Emergency Management appointments in Michigan. Suddenly, I became even more energized to work harder to build the movement to Washington.
We stopped to get a pizza and ate it at home, while catching both the Delray Beach and Lake Worth fireworks from our back deck. We fell asleep to the sound of firecrackers and the deck door above us sliding back and forth, back and forth.
Democracy is not uniquely American, nor does independence belong exclusively to the U.S. or France or anyone else. Nor is it only about voting; in fact, it's a way of life.
With huge success stories like Bill Gates, Sam Walton and Mark Cuban, Americans see what a good idea and working hard can accomplish, and many regular...
John Ferron, a U.S. veteran and father of eight, is on his seventh day of a hunger strike at the Eloy Detention Center, a for-profit immigration detention center in Eloy, Arizona.
Independence is only half the story. Interdependence -- shared sacrifice and responsibility -- made America possible. George Washington would not have crossed the Delaware without his troops.
The noises sound hostile and angry to me. I see arms and legs shattering the bodies of people I know in every red, white, and blue explosion. I don't try to hide from them, I just start to weep.
This story is taken from my upcoming book of surreal anecdotes and short fairy tales for adults called "The Mundane Uses of Magical Objects" The ...
As we mark the Fourth of July weekend, let's pause amid the frolicking to ponder the meaning of independence and freedom -- and consider what Frederick Douglass had to say when called upon to give a widely publicized and much-anticipated oration on July 5, 1852.
Those demonstrations in Egypt and Brazil, and the Arab Spring uprisings that came before them, remind me once again that our government can be better if we're willing, together, to put in some effort. To speak up. To demand change. To attend a meeting now and then.
Instead of spending a lot of time arguing over whether Morsi acted any more democratically than the millions seeking to depose him, or whether what the army did was a coup, let's focus on why Egyptians mobilized en masse, and what they hope to achieve through the military's intervention.
I head over to the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge, but it's closed off to pedestrian traffic. This upsets me. In the old days, I could enter the event at any point along the Charles River. No more. A single entrance has been established by Homeland Security.
It seems incredible that early Americans celebrated the 4th of July (a celebration of independence) even though slavery was tolerated in some states until the Civil War. Millions of Americans openly supported slavery while millions more quietly used it to their advantage.
We all have stories to be proud of. But we often forget, our stories are not competitive or comparative; rather, they are what hold us together. The more I am a part of the American Dream, the more convinced I am that it is alive and well.
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