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Declaration of Independence

What To Do About Egypt? Try 'Let My People Go!'

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

When faced with humankind's diversity, our nations have consistently tried to suppress or coerce the "other", and manipulated world events for our own benefit, and look what it's got us.

What Would Dr. King Think of Today's Poverty?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

While many remember Dr. King for his civil rights activities, far less are aware of the work he did in support of the Poor People's Campaign. Dr. Ki...

Hold Fast to King's Dream

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

On April 4, 1968, a shot rang out in the Memphis sky and Martin Luther King Jr. fell silent. But King's message of one America, undivided by race, would not die.

Remembering Our Imperfect Constitution

Judith E. Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith E. Schaeffer

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is coming up. But this weekend also brings us another important, albeit far less happy, moment in our Nation's history: the ratification of the 18th Amendment.

Time to Stand Up for the Public Sector

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

For the last forty years, the Right's demonization of government is one of the reasons why the wealthy and big Wall Street banks have been allowed to siphon off a greater and greater share of the nation's wealth from the middle class.

A State of Palestine from a Brazilian Viewpoint

Shai Baitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shai Baitel

Looking at Palestinian self-destructive behavior, from Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, or anywhere else in the world, it is difficult to be optimistic for the future in the Middle East in the year ahead.

The Biblical Definitions Of The Pursuit Of Happiness

Philip Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Reynolds

How should we construe the right to pursue happiness? The problem is that the words "happy" and "happiness" are used today in variety of interrelated but distinct senses.

Undocumented Immigration: A Moral Test for the U.S.

Max Benavidez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Benavidez

A nation without a moral compass is nothing more than a collection of economic and social relations without a soul. We're better than that.

George Washington Orders All Californians to Legalize Pot

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Harvey Wasserman

Tom Jefferson preferred marijuana to tobacco, or to any other crop he grew. He wrote his wonderful Declaration on paper made from it. Ben Franklin built an entire mill that used hemp as its primary stock.

Happy F**kin' Labor Day!

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Dear Rahm Emanuel, I read this week that during White House meetings about how to save the tens of thousands of jobs that would be lost if GM and Chrysler collapsed, your response was, "F**k the UAW!" Let me give you a little f**king lesson.

Ground Zero Religious Freedom

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Carmichael

The United States of America rightly prides herself on her constitutional tradition for the Constitution clearly and starkly defines individual freedo...

Immigration, the Bible, and the Lawsuit

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

Again and again we found ourselves standing at a fork in the road, faced with a choice: Would we believe the lie that some people are simply worth more than others?

Live Blogging: The Declaration of Independence

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

If you believe the Declaration of the United States is a living document -- then read it with an eye towards today.

Independence Day 2010, the Blessing of Opportunity

Jim Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Thomas

For food, for raiment, For life, for opportunity, For friendship and fellowship, We thank Thee, O Lord. (The Philmont Grace) My four summers on the...

A True Declaration of Independence

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

It's time for us to throw off our bonds and pursue new, cleaner forms of energy as fast as possible.

Private Faith in Public Life

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We really need to stop this ridiculous argument about being a Christian nation. If there should be any doubt, let us listen to the founding fathers themselves.

Independence

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

In 1776 democracy and government by the people were literally revolutionary concepts but even now they continue to face constant attack from the interests of concentrated wealth.

Feeling Lucky About Freedom

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

Freedom isn't free -- and men and women from these United States, and from our allies in countries that have declared themselves our friends from around the world, are still paying for it with their lives.

May the Fourth Be With You

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Why not take just six minutes between hot dogs to remember what this day is all about? In this video tribute to Thomas Jefferson, hear all the words o...

Don't Know Much About the Declaration? A Refresher On Our Freedoms

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

As we pursue happiness and work our way towards Independence Day on July 4th, here are a few fascinating facts about the document that formed the United States of America.

Declaration Of Independence Draft Used Word 'Subject' Instead Of 'Citizen'

Boing Boing | Rob Beschizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hyperspectral images of a draft of the Declaration of Independence reveal that it originally used the word 'subjects' instead of 'citizens' at a criti...

The Best Places To See Fireworks, Eat Hot Dogs, & More

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In keeping with years past, Macy's will be providing the not-to-be-missed fireworks this Fourth of July. Luckily, there are plenty of great places to...

Reflections on Independence

Eve Blossom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Eve Blossom

July 2 marks the actual day in 1776 that America declared its independence from Great Britain. Coincidentally, today is also a personal independence d...

This Fourth of July, Celebrate 1776 -- The Movie

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

1776 is a reminder that the embrace of the status quo in the face of revolutionary ideas is nothing new. Nor is bloody legislative compromise or our ongoing frustration over a Congress mired in petty squabbling.

Franklin! Carnegie! Einstein! Canseco! Brin! Why Immigrants Matter Independence Weekend

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

What a pungent irony for President Obama to deliver his major speech on immigration reform on the threshold of Independence Day: The issue and the h...