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July 4th 2012

Cuba on Independence Day

Diana Nyad | Posted 09.04.2012 | Miami
Diana Nyad

Millions of us worldwide, but especially here in the United States, have been fascinated by the mystique of this "forbidden" island so close to our shores.

Their Final Fourth: An Inspiring Story of Brotherly Love

Jason Earle | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Jason Earle

The 4th of July is a "feel good" holiday. Most of us are going to find ourselves beach-bound or at picnics with friends and loved ones. On a deeper level, it carries powerful meaning because of the freedoms that were delivered from our Founding Fathers.

Patriotism July 4, 2012

Robert Reich | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Some Americans loathe the government and are doing everything they can to make the public so cynical about it that it's no longer capable of doing much of anything. But true patriotism means paying for America and coming together for the common good.

The American Dream: Immigrants & America July 4, 2012

Andrew Lubin | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Andrew Lubin

President Barack Obama's recent announcement giving the children of illegal immigrants the opportunity to work and the outraged reaction of the GOP made me step back and think "what makes someone an American?" Is it an accident of birth? Or is it an attitude?

Declare Your Independence Where It Matters: At Work

Susan Bernstein | Posted 09.02.2012 | San Francisco
Susan Bernstein

It's time for you to declare your independence. To stand up for yourself. To take responsibility for creating what you really want from work. You need to know what you want and be able to speak up for it

My Father: The Unsung Hero

Nina Wolff Feld | Posted 07.03.2012 | DC
Nina Wolff Feld

One of the greatest forms of patriotism can come from the newest members of our society, who take the oath of citizenship and join the Armed Forces to protect our inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Freedom Isn't Free

Richard Trumka | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Let's call this right-wing "freedom" catch phrase what it really is: a grossly political strategy to dupe the public, which holds the word "freedom" as something sacred.

How Can America Win This Election?

Howard Schultz | Posted 06.29.2012 | Impact
Howard Schultz

Join the national conversation with #INDIVISIBLE. Starting today, I invite you to share your view of America, and how we can all put citizenship over partisanship.