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4th of July

PHOTOS: 4th Of July Celebrations Across The Country

Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics

Two-hundred and thirty-seven years later, the United States still knows how to celebrate its independence. Americans across the country gathered T...

Guess Who Else Was Born On The Fourth

nameberry | Posted 07.04.2013 | Parents

Written by Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry Yes, July 4th is America's birthday, but other very notable people share that date. So, let's salute th...

On Independence Day, Fight for the Voting Rights That Secure Our Freedoms

Christine Pelosi | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

As we gather with friends and family with a grateful toast to our servicemembers who defend our freedoms this 4th of July 2013, we celebrate our most sacred freedom -- the civic sacrament of voting.

Happy 4th! Inspiration For A Patriotic Wedding

Posted 07.04.2013 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for Today is the day we rejoice in our independence with celebratory BBQ feasts, neighborhood fireworks and good, old-fas...

WATCH: Obama's 4th Of July Address Celebrates America's 'Improbable' Rise

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered his 4th of July address on Thursday, celebrating the day that the United States decided to move from "colonists" to "...

11 Inspirational Quotes To Fire Up Your Patriotism

Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living

America: Land of the free, home of the brave. To honor this Independence Day, we've rounded up some of our most favorite quotes about liberty. Whil...

A 4th Of July-Inspired Playlist To Make You Sweat American Sweat

Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Nothing feels more like freedom than an endorphin-pumping, sweat-soaked workout. Add a Fourth of July themed playlist to fuel your love for America, a...

What The Military Can Teach About Social Entrepreneurship

Andrew Nguyen | Posted 09.03.2013 | Impact
Andrew Nguyen

As a first generation American, Marine, and social entrepreneur, I've been fortunate to experience a breadth of life. Entrepreneurship to me is the very backbone of what America's land of opportunity allows hard working and committed Americans.

The Only Fourth Of July Guide You'll Need

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

Fire up the grill, hide the fireworks and get ready to party.

The Funniest 4th Of July Someecards

Posted 07.04.2013 | Comedy

Happy 4th of July! No better way to celebrate than sitting back, relaxing, and reminding ourselves of what it truly means to be an American; a depende...

Part II: One Nation Under God -- Happy 237th Birthday, America

Atiba Madyun | Posted 09.03.2013 | DC
Atiba Madyun

I am an American and the descendant of slaves. One of them was the first African-American invited as a guest into the White House. His name was Frederick Douglass. I am also a descendant of a man who led the South's Confederate troops during the Civil War. His name was General Robert E. Lee.

What Patriotic Women Look Like, According To Stock Photos

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.04.2013 | Women

Ah, the 4th of July. A full day devoted to expressing our love for our country by getting together with friends and family, stuffing our faces with Am...

Today's American Revolution

Jennifer Bradley | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Jennifer Bradley

In the absence of constructive action in Washington, cities and metropolitan areas have emerged as the can-do directors of the nation, taking powerful steps to grow jobs and remake their economies for the long haul.

Thinking About Leaving Him? Think Again

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 09.03.2013 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

We all have well-meaning friends and families constantly telling us "you deserve better." Well, we do. But I no longer believe that "better" necessarily means leaving.

Dear NSA: We're Throwing You a 4th of July Party, and It's Gonna Be Big

Tiffiniy Cheng | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Tiffiniy Cheng

2013-07-04-ScreenShot20130704at8.22.50AM.pngWhat the NSA is doing is criminal. It's immoral. And it goes against everything this country is supposed to be about.

Happy Independence Day!

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

Have a wonderful 4th of July, everyone! Wishing you health, healing, and happiness. --Maria...

Fourth Of July Just Isn't Fourth Of July Without ______________.

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.04.2013 | Fifty

It's the Fourth of July, America's birthday! What Fourth of July traditions do you pledge allegiance to keep alive this year? From waving the flag ...

What To Watch This Fourth Of July Weekend

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 07.04.2013 | TV

Whether you celebrate July 4th with backyard fireworks, beach barbecues or a low-key day on the couch, chances are you'll encounter a television at so...

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Fourth Of July

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics

The Fourth of July: The day Americans celebrate their country's independence. It's a day you probably know well, and one that you anticipate with p...

Recipes for an Imbibe-Inspired 4th of July Celebration

Imbibe | Posted 07.03.2013 | Taste

Planning a cookout this 4th of July? Fire up the grill and shake up a round with these Imbibe-inspired Independence Day eats and drinks.

Rights, Patriotism and Service: Fourth of July Reflections

Ed Crego | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego

Ms. Davis, her Democratic colleagues, and those "average citizens" who stood with them acted as patriots. So, too, we should add, are the Republicans who in support of their own beliefs and principles opposed them.

The Only July 4th Wings Recipe You Need

Steven Raichlen | Posted 07.03.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

What is it about wings that has earned them a cult following?

How Exactly Do Fireworks Work?

LiveScience | Adam Hadhazy | Posted 07.03.2013 | Science

About halfway between the comparatively sedate Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays, you can't miss the pyrotechnical gloriousness that is Fourth of Ju...

Most Misunderstood British Foods

Alison Spiegel | Posted 09.02.2013 | Taste
Alison Spiegel

While Americans have welcomed all kinds of imported cuisines with open arms, a whole slew of British food has never caught on in the U.S. Maybe we're still resistant to our former colonizers. More likely, however, these foods simply got lost in translation.

Why I Love My Country

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Jim Wallis

What do I love about America? I especially love our best national values: freedom, opportunity, community, justice, human rights, and equality under the law for all of our citizens of every race, creed, culture, and gender, not just for the rich and powerful. In particular, I love our tradition and history of democracy, its steady expansion here, and how it has inspired the same all over the world. We take legitimate pride in seeing how our founding documents have been the models for many new nations. What I don't love is when my country violates its values and ideals and behaves badly. I don't love when my country acts out of greed and only for power, or with blatant hypocrisy, or like an empire.