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July 4th Panic in Philly: Anxiety Amidst Our Hopeful Festivities

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

July 4th has been an extraordinarily big party day in Philly, and this year was no exception. Still this year was different. Though celebrants tried not to focus on fear, recent horrors in Boston, compounded by the seemingly intractable divisions in our country, were surely on our minds.