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How Artists Survive - Part 4 - Independence Day in Iran

Juri Koll | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Humor and irony, truthful commentary -- free expression -- is something people all over the world strive for. America, and it's flag, is freedom's greatest symbol.

LOOK: 4th Of July Fireworks Celebrations

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- From solemn to spectacular, the nation marked its independence with the reopening of the Statue of Liberty for the first time since Supers...

The Meaning of July Fourth for the Mexican American

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 07.04.2013 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

If Sen. Lindsey Graham does not get reelected, this Mexican-American woman will remember his brave acts of leadership in an era when anti-immigrant sentiment reached a fever pitch within the GOP. American history will forever record the courageous act of this South Carolina senator.

Best July 4th Parades In America

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.04.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Fourth of July Fireworks should be larger than life. As Independence Day rounds the corner for the 235th time, we decided to take a look at the best p...

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...

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 "...

HAPPINESS: This Is The Only Way To Celebrate July 4th

Posted 07.04.2013 | Good News

July 4th is one of our favorite times of year, and not just because it means a long weekend filled with barbecues, fireworks and summer fun. It's ...

How To Green Your Fourth Of July

Posted 07.04.2013 | Green

With fireworks, watermelon, and American flag apparel everywhere you look, the Fourth of July is one of the most exciting (and colorful!) holidays of ...

5 Ways To Have A Latino July 4th

VOXXI | Kim Piston | Posted 07.04.2013 | Latino Voices

Independence Day is a celebration of freedom. What makes this country truly unique and special is not only its people’s diverse ethnicities, but als...

Fourth Of July Nail Art That Puts The Stars In The 'Spangled Banner'

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 07.04.2013 | Style

We get that not everyone is into wearing red, white and blue on Independence Day. (Stores like American Apparel and Urban Outfitters almost had us thi...

8 Fourth Of July Style Lessons From Our Favorite First Ladies

Posted 07.04.2013 | Style

Fourth of July is a time for barbecue, the beach, fireworks... and dressing in red, white and blue. Tacky though it may seem, getting dressed accordin...

To Big U.S. Corporations: What About Some Patriotism for America?

Ralph Nader | Posted 09.02.2013 | Business
Ralph Nader

In an age of increased jingoism about freedom and American ideals, the comparative yardsticks of patriotism should be applied frequently and meticulously to the large U.S. corporations that rove the world seeking advantages from other countries, to the detriment of the United States.

PHOTOS: Patriotic Kids Are Red, White, Blue And Adorable

Posted 07.03.2013 | Parents

This fourth of July is a time to celebrate independence, freedom, and of course, summer! If you're the parents of small children, there is an addition...

How Much Your July 4th Picnic Will Cost You (Minus The Beer)

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- How much does it cost to pack a picnic this Fourth of July? That'll be $6 per person. That's according to the American Farm Bure...

Let Freedom Ring

Sue Shanahan | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

Our freedom is sacred and worth defending. July 4th is a day to celebrate this gift and remember all who have fought and died for it.  As we watch fireworks light up the sky, with hands over our hearts, to our servicemen and women we stand in awe.

Celebrating Progressive Patriotism on the Fourth of July

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The flag, as a symbol of the nation, is not owned by the administration in power, but by the people. We battle over what it means, but all Americans have an equal right to claim the flag as their own. Progressives understand that people can disagree with their government and still love their country and its ideals.

LOOK: The Land Of The Free, The Home Of The Awkward

Posted 07.02.2013 | Parents

A holiday get-together wouldn't be complete without good people, delicious food and, of course, embarrassing family photos to remember the celebration...

Capitol Will Let Its Hemp Flag Fly

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

A flag made out of a substance that's illegal to grow in the United States will fly above the nation's Capitol building on July 4, the Washington Post...

An Open Letter to the Founding Fathers and Mothers

Janus Adams | Posted 09.01.2013 | Black Voices
Janus Adams

Founding Fathers, you got it together by making a few compromises. How's it working for you now? The bargaining chips you played then -- slaves, women, Native Americans -- are still being played today.

Independence Day On July 2? Author Kenneth C. Davis Explains Significance Of July 4

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

"Happy 2nd of July!" That's an expression you don't hear much, but according to author Kenneth C. Davis, that's what Americans should be saying. Da...

Magical 4th of July Surprise Flag Cake

Elissa Bernstein | Posted 09.01.2013 | Taste
Elissa Bernstein

Switch up your Fourth of July dessert routine with this magical cake.

Cuts Put Damper On Big Celebration

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Fourth of July won't have a patriotic boom in the sky over some military bases because budget cuts and furloughed workers also mean ...

July 4 Fireworks Scrapped At Military Bases

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Fourth of July won't have a patriotic boom in the sky over some military bases because budget cuts and furloughed workers also ...

Will You Be Watching Fireworks On July 4th? (POLL)

Posted 06.28.2013 | MarloThomas

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Fireworks Are Too Scary For These Chicks

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green

By Elaine Porterfield SEATTLE (Reuters) - Just because they're both emblems of American pride doesn't mean fireworks and bald eagles sh...