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A Proud Russkiy Citizen or an Upatriotic Traitor of Mother Russia?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 07.25.2014 | World
Tinatin Japaridze

I refuse to be defined by my passport -- both literally and metaphorically. Surely there's more to an individual than his personal identification number and/or the color of his passport?

America's Best Boardwalks

Fodor's | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

Fresh seafood, kitschy shops, and deep-fried Oreos are just a few of the things you'll find along the boardwalks that hug America's shorelines, but th...

America Will Be a Stronger Nation When Gay Marriage and Marijuana Are Legalized Nationally

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

When this generation allows Americans the basic right to marry and earn money from a plant that isn't responsible for "2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) annually," then future legislation will be based more on reason than superstition or prejudice.

I Want to Visit Detroit Again, And Here's Why

Joah Spearman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Joah Spearman

I have spent a total of two days in Detroit, far too little time to assess whether or not any or all of those things are entirely accurate, but I can say without a doubt that I am excited to go back.

I'm Done Apologizing for Israel

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

I ask the enraged critics of Israel's defensive responses to Hamas: Would you have us not respond to this monstrosity? Do you think it's not worth losing the PR battle to retain our humanity and save as many lives as possible?

5 Reasons Everyone Wants to Live in California (Photos)

Stephanie Be | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

People from around the world are trying to wiggle their way into the Golden State. Can you blame them?

What the US Men's Soccer Team Has Taught America

Kevin Siskar | Posted 07.15.2014 | Sports
Kevin Siskar

When Landon Donovan lead the American Outlaws on their 2010 run in the World Cup people were paying attention but it was mainly just soccer enthusiasts watching. It appears now though, that the excitement of the 2010 World Cup set the framework for soccer to grow over the last four years.

The 14 Most American Things You Can Do in America

Thrillist | Posted 07.10.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Because being a True American involves more than drinking canned beer while standing on your furniture.

America Was Built on Hope Not Fear

Byron Williams | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics
Byron Williams

For all of its virtues and vices, America has always stood as a beacon of hope. Movements such as civil rights, women's suffrage, and gay equality could not have occurred if America did not promote hope and possibility.

'Mr. Zezima Goes Back to Washington'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.10.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Before my recent visit to Washington, D.C., a town populated by clueless people, so one more wouldn't hurt, I had been in the nation's capital twice -- once on purpose.

10 Iconic Things You Can Only Do in America

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Rediscover your patriotic streak this summer with an iconic American experience.

America Is Number One, Always

Blake Henderson | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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.

God, bless America

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Boykin

God, bless America. I added the comma and the lowercase "b" because, without them, it seems like we are making a demand of god, rather than approach...

7 Hottest Tech Trends in 1776

Shelly Palmer | Posted 07.07.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

In the 1770s, America was a relatively low tech, agrarian society, but as you can see from the list below, all that was about to change. So here, for your Independence Day reading pleasure, are the seven hottest tech trends circa 1776.

How I Discovered My American Identity

Troy Campbell | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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.

Amazing Facts About America's Most Famous Landmarks

The Active Times | Posted 07.06.2014 | 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 ...

The World's Best Cities for Pizza

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.08.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

In order to assemble our ranking of the world's best cities for pizza, we took a look at major cities throughout the world, especially ones that attracted lots of Italian immigrants, and sized up their pizza scene.

Celebrating the Fourth of July with Airport Profiling

Narinder Singh | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics
Narinder Singh

Instead of spending the morning thinking about the barbecue I was going to, or how thankful I was that my father immigrated to the only country i've ever called home -- I thought about how I was going to get profiled at Newark airport.

20 Essential American Jams To Celebrate The 4th Like An American

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 07.03.2014 | Entertainment

Besides fireworks, grilled meats, beer and waving the flag, there's no better way to celebrate the birth of America than by singing America. While the...

The 21 Most Perfectly American Things To Happen Since America's Last Birthday

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

Because America. That's why.

All-American, All-Natural Rocket Pops

Food52 | Posted 07.03.2014 | Taste
Food52

Growing up, Rocket Pops were my favorite summer treat. They're juicy, they're refreshing -- but they're also filled with a long list of unnecessary ingredients. So I've made a fruit-heavy, lightly sweetened treat that you will enjoy all summer long -- starting with the Fourth of July.

33 Photos That Prove There Is No One Way To Be An American Family

The Huffington Post | Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents

The American family looks different than it did 50, or even 10, years ago. The number of children living with two married parents has steadily dec...

Watch Out Cupid! Transhumanism is Going to Change Love

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.

To The Military Mom I Saw In The Airport -- And All Those Who Sacrifice

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Happy 4th of July to all who celebrate, both home and overseas. Those with their loved ones and those without. Those dreaming about a better tomorrow and those fighting for it.

10 American Facts You Can Use To Ruin Any July 4 Party

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker & Todd Van Luling | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Just in case you want to be *that* person.