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July 4

Huffington Issues 55-56: 4th Of July Edition

Posted 06.24.2013 | Huffington

This week in Huffington, we bring you a special, 4th of July-themed edition, with a serious focus on our favorite holiday activity: eating! In our cov...

10 July 4th Tips for Ribs! (Plus, the Only Ribs Recipe You'll Ever Need)

Steven Raichlen | Posted 08.21.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Ribs: a must-have at July 4th celebrations. With these 10 expert tips, you'll always make the perfect ribs.

The Day After the Fourth of July

Mike Lux | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

The incredible courage of our founding fathers remains a wonder to those of us living today. But what matters even more is what they did the day after they took the vote in favor of the Declaration of Independence, and every day after.

How Does A Midweek Day Off Affect Your Wellbeing?

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 07.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Back at work today? Perhaps those of us lucky enough to have enjoyed the Fourth off work don’t have room to complain, but there was something dis...

KA-BOOM: July 4th Fireworks Photos

Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

Is there a better way to celebrate your country's independence than setting off lots and lots of fireworks? The United States has been pondering th...

Cuba on Independence Day

Diana Nyad | Posted 09.04.2012 | Miami
Diana Nyad

Millions of us worldwide, but especially here in the United States, have been fascinated by the mystique of this "forbidden" island so close to our shores.

PHOTOS: America Celebrates Independence Day

Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Across the United States, Americans are celebrating 236 years of independence with backyard barbeques, family gatherings an...

Women Who Were Born On July 4

Posted 07.04.2012 | Women

For most of us, July 4th is synonymous with fireworks, family and barbecue. It also happens to be the birthday of several notable women -- from advice...

True Stories From The Boston Massacre

Richard Archer | Posted 09.03.2012 | Home
Richard Archer

As we celebrate the birth of our nation, we should remember how disaffection brought about by military occupation contributed to the coming of our own revolution. We should not be surprised if other people behave similarly.

Mitt Romney's Perfect July 4th Speech

Chris Kelly | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics
Chris Kelly

A stump speech can talk about America and not sound like someone's mom wrote their class president campaign speech on their hand. It really can. Here's how beautiful it can be.

The New Shapes In The Sky This 4th

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home

You've likely seen Jim Souza's work before, and you may see it again today. The designer, whose family has worked with fireworks for five generations,...

Progressives Should Take Back the Flag

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The flag, as a symbol of the nation, is not owned by the administration in power, but by the people. We battle over what it means, but all Americans -- across the political spectrum -- have an equal right to claim the flag as their own.

LISTEN: The 1812 Overture

Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics

The 1812 Overture is routinely incorporated into July 4th celebrations and fireworks displays. While many Americans have come to associate the mus...

Declaration Of Independence: Full Text

Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics

The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. Thirteen colonies -- including New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticu...

Fourth Of July: Today In History

Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Wednesday, July 4, the 186th day of 2012. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today'...

It's Time to Re-Declare Independence - Politically, Economically and Spiritually

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

George III is gone. But there are other tyrants, and it's time to re-declare independence from them: cynical cheaters on Wall Street and the politicians who serve them; austerity advocates who would have the many pay the price for the greed of the few; and mind-numbing consumerism that keeps us economically and emotionally enslaved.

July 4th and the Roots of Obamacare

Jim Downs | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Jim Downs

Because the Emancipation Proclamation didn't provide protection against the deadly consequences of war, federal officials in 1865 needed to expand their authority in order to respond to this medical crisis.

31 Ways To Live Life On Your Own Terms: A Fourth Of July Manifesto

Tiphani N. Montgomery | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Tiphani N. Montgomery

This is your life. Commit to living it passionately. Don't let the world dictate what that means for you. Show up. Show out. And rise to the occasion every single time.

The Many Definitions Of Freedom

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Christian de la Huerta

Freedom means going for our own unique brand of personal excellence, thereby making the world a brighter, more colorful and more loving place.

The Ensign's Meaning to Me

Thomas Brennan | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Thomas Brennan

While reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and taking your hat off during the National Anthem are a few of the ways we honor our nation's colors, there lives a man in Richlands, North Carolina who chooses to honor the flag differently.

The Declaration of Independence 2012 (As Written of, by and for Women)

Flora Nicholas | Posted 09.02.2012 | Comedy
Flora Nicholas

So as we gals are made of strong "home of the brave" stuff, we have chosen today to bring these matters to the country's attention, and yes, publish our own version of the Declaration of Independence.

Help Our Veterans Keep Their Independence

Christopher J. Flynn | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Christopher J. Flynn

As a country, we need to work together to find ways to help our veterans in their hours of need. It's not necessarily just financial assistance. There is also a role for every American.

An Equal Opportunity for the American Dream?

Bradford Frost | Posted 07.03.2012 | Detroit
Bradford Frost

The American Dream remains elusive to generations of children born on the wrong side of the tracks, where geography, more than individual choice, is destiny. The core tenets of the nation are wobbling, and nowhere is this more true than in Detroit.

As American as Tarte Aux Pommes! Celebrating the Fourth With Some American Music

Robert Greenberg | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home
Robert Greenberg

So much for hot dogs and beer being, in any way, intrinsically "American." Well, at least we have "The Star Spangled Banner," which would seem to be a truly American classic. Except it's not.

Tough Times For The Fireworks Industry

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2012 | Business

* Hard times, tight budgets curtail fireworks displays * Fourth of July holiday long associated with fireworks * Power o...