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July 4

14 Myths About America

TruTV.com | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

America is the land of the free, home of the brave... the white picket fences, the 2.5 kids in every "modern family." Or so we've been led to believe....

Drink Like An American: The Best Patriotic Drinks

Liquor.com | Posted 08.31.2011 | Food
Liquor.com

This weekend while you're grilling hot dogs, snacking on watermelon and watching fireworks, why not mix up some all-American cocktails? From a punch m...

July 4 Parades Turn Children Into Republicans, Study Says

Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

Children who attend July 4 celebrations are more likely to identify themselves as Republicans later in life, a new Harvard University study finds. ...

July 4th, 1776: Preview Of The United States Of The World?

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

For Baha'is, the founding of the United States of America is considered a prelude to what is possible for the entire human race.

It's Always the Old to Lead Us to the War/It's Always the Young to Fall

Freddie Gershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Freddie Gershon

I think of Phil Ochs on July 4. Phil was a cult contemporary of Bob Dylan from the 60s and 70s. And Phil wrote a song called "Another Country."

Petraeus' Vow to Protect Soldiers: A True Commitment or Empty Promise?

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Since 2001, over 22,600 soldiers have been pressed into signing such documents, affirming a pre-existing condition, making them ineligible for disability benefits, saving the military billions of dollars.

This July 4th, Let's Celebrate Interdependence Day!

Shane Claiborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

This year, let's celebrate Interdependence Day -- recognizing the fact that we are part of a global neighborhood. Let's appreciate all the invisible people that make our lives possible every day.

U.S. Presidents In College (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

With the exception of Harry Truman, every 20th and 21st century president's path to the White House began with a stint in college. Some were athletes ...

July 4th BBQ Tips & Recipes for Burgers, Dogs, Ribs, & More

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Meathead

Wave the flag, light the sparklers, and start the grill. Here are links to some recipes and tips on how to amp up your Fourth of July.

Competitive Eating World Records: Could You Do That? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Slideshow By David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In the beginning of the month the world witnessed Joey Chestnut win the Nathan's 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest for the third time in a row. Chest...

Spooked By Fireworks, Pets Fill Shelters

oregonlive.com | Doug Beghtel/the Oregonian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Independence Day kicks off a busy period at the shelter as fireworks cause pets to bolt from yards or familiar surroundings....

Biden Calls Saddam An "S.O.B." While Celebrating July 4 With Troops

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Vice President Joe Biden spent the Fourth of July with his son and other American troops in Iraq on Saturday, while the Iraqi governme...

Eco-Friendly Fireworks For July 4

dsc.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Now, scientists are working on a new generation of kinder, gentler pyrotechnics. While still explosive and dramatic, these fireworks produce less smok...

How Will This Weekend's Fireworks Affect You

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fourth of July fireworks unleash a shower of toxins into the soil and water, and scientists are only beginning to figure out what that means for human...

Hot Dog Road Trip: A Patriotic Party Plan

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meathead

If you're planning a cookout for this most patriotic of days, here's an opportunity to celebrate the American dream. Because hot dog culture is American history.

Pursuing Happiness: Surprising Facts About the Declaration

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

No, Taco Bell did not buy the rights to the Liberty Bell -- that was a very successful April Fools Day joke. (Yes, they got me.)

Iran Gets July 4 Invite From Obama

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — In a new overture to Iran, the Obama administration has authorized U.S. embassies around the world to invite Iranian ...

Ten Great American Flag Bikini Moments (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! In honor of the great American holiday, Huffington Post has pulled together a slideshow of some of entertainment's finest show...

Defining "Patriotism" In A San Francisco Suburb

Natasha Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Chen

Marva Bush had never volunteered for a campaign before this year. "I never thought it could be so grassroots," she said. "I thought you had to be somebody to help out."

What So Proudly We Hail (video)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Gregory

Times may change but he American Flag remains undaunted, ready to solicit a tear of joy, surge of pride, or a blast of an anthem at her spot-lit presence.