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July 4th

From Italy: The Death Penalty as Seen Within the Context of July 4th

Carol Smaldino | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Capital punishment, says the European Union, is both immoral and ineffective. They are right; it's been proven. So the question: can we talk, within the field of race and beyond it about our tendency to reward our hatred and not to work it harder.

How To Have The Most All-American Fourth Of July Ever

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 01.07.2016 | HuffPost Home

Some people see the Fourth of July as just a long weekend. Others see it as a time to reflect on our country's independence. Whatever it means to you,...

4th of July Fireworks: The 10 Most Extravagant Displays in the U.S.

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

Americans have celebrated Independence Day with fireworks displays since the country's first Fourth of July in 1777. Today, the fireworks industry is big business, with average Americans spending millions of dollars on retail fireworks every year.

Are Banks Open on the 4th of July, 2015?

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

So will your bank be open on Independence Day? To help you quickly find out if your bank will be closed on July 4, GOBankingRates confirmed Fourth of July hours from 21 of the biggest financial institutions, including Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank.

21 Ways People Are Celebrating July 4th Across the Country

Hometalk | Posted 06.30.2016 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Creative Americans and DIYers across the nation are going all out for this year's Fourth of July celebrations! From patriotic mason jar designs, to flags of every shape and size, these July 4th decorations are on track to outshine even the most spectacular firework displays.

Independence Day

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Barbara Jacoby

What does the 4th of July mean to you? For many of us who live in the United States of America, it is fireworks and parades, apple pie and hot dogs, family picnics and barbecues and a holiday that happens at the perfect time of the year.

15 Best Fourth of July Freebies, Discounts and Deals

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

No Fourth of July celebration would be complete without the following: barbecues, picnics, vacations and fireworks displays. While this type of cash flow keeps the U.S. economy stimulated, paying the full price for Fourth of July necessities can leave your wallet empty.

Yankee Doodle Polling: Public Opinion on Patriotism

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Public opinion polls confirm what foreign observers have often noted: Americans are a very patriotic people. But what does patriotism mean to the U.S. public, and how tightly is the ideal bound to its symbols?

New Artist Reviews: The Clear

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Comprised of Chris Damms, Jules Buffey and Bryan Day, The Clear's dynamic is always shifting as Jules and Chris both sing and Bryan plays multiple instruments. Always writing their music together creates a oneness and unity, above ego, which infuses their sound with an authentic and multi-dimensional energy.

On Being American

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 06.16.2016 | Media
Nigel Hamilton

I became an American on Nov. 4, 2010, at an elegant ceremony in Great Hall of Bullfinch's Faneuil Hall, Boston, beneath a vast painting of Daniel Webster debating the preservation of the Union with Robert Hayne of South Carolina.

Fear and Digesting in Las Vegas

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.20.2015 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

I just canceled my flight to Las Vegas, which is bittersweet. Perhaps more sweet than bitter as the song goes, as I canceled because I have already qualified to compete at Nathan's Famous on July 4th in Coney Island.

Friday Talking Points -- D.C. Smoke-In History

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington D.C., deserves at least an honorable mention, for standing strong in the face of threats of jail time from House Republicans, for allowing the will of the voters (70 percent of them) to become law this week.

Change This One Thought and Lose Weight

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

Your thoughts shape your body. Might sound weird, but it's true. You see, everything you do starts in the mind. So, when you emotionally eat, you had...

What Makes a Memory Stick?

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

As I look back at my summer memories, I wonder why certain situations are vivid in my mind while others I'm not able to recall. When I have conversations with my sister and brother about our childhood, some we can reminiscence to the very minuscule detail while other stories... there is no recollection.

Next Year in Philadelphia: A July 4th Afterthought

Steven Kurlander | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

The Declaration of Independence is a radical document signed by radical men. If it were read on a regular basis, the way we are being governed may be a lot different.

America Is Number One, Always

Blake Henderson | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

Let me start off by saying that I don't really care for numbers. Never have. But there's one number that I know in my heart to be true: that America is number one.

Happy 'Independence Month'

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

We have been led like sheep by our government and big retail business together to use this day, July 4th, to extol the wonders of our national history, the successes of our illustrious government, and historical traditions that define these here United States. Not any more!

Bombs Bursting in Air

Randi Miller | Posted 09.05.2014 | DC
Randi Miller

More pets go missing on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. And as I sit in my house every Independence Day night with the volume turned ...

How I Discovered My American Identity

Troy Campbell | Posted 09.06.2014 | College
Troy Campbell

Many Americans never discover their American identity until they befriended non-Americans. I am one of those many. This is my story of patriotic discovery that began back when I wanted nothing to do with America and ended in the international corridor of my university.

John Oliver Knows Exactly How Your July 4th Went

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy

Although there wasn't a new episode of "Last Week Tonight" this Sunday, John Oliver paid tribute to the Fourth of July (or, "The day of colonial aggre...

The Ringing of Freedom

Deborah Shouse | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah Shouse

When I was growing up, in the 1950s, the 4th of July was a true day of freedom. We had a huge family picnic at our relative's house. The festivities i...

Amazing Facts About America's Most Famous Landmarks

The Active Times | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

As travelers, as adventurers, as Americans, when we have the chance to explore, we revel at the spectacular national monuments and landmarks that are ...

Independents Day: A People's Upwising

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

Faced with a system that is so rigged, so corrupt, so dysfunctional, we may finally discover the inner resources to become the citizens our Founders dreamed of.

Refuge in America

Alona Elkayam | Posted 09.04.2014 | Good News
Alona Elkayam

I remember his brown leather woven shoes -- throwbacks from the '40s -- that he wore in the summer. He collected watches, timepieces, stamps, and rare coins. He renovated Packards. My grandfather loved America. And America loved him.

Americans Celebrate 4th Of July Around The World

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 07.04.2014 | World

Each year on July 4th, America celebrates Independence Day, remembering the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the country's independence...