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In 2014, Still Not Independence Day for Women

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Irene Monroe

America's need to showcase her indomitable spirit of heroism this July 4th celebration arrives mired by the two recent Supreme Court -- both highlighting a "war against women."

238 Years Later, Would Americans Still Choose Freedom Over Slavery?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Imagine the shock and outrage these 56 men would feel were they to discover that 238 years later, the government they had risked their lives to create has been transformed into a militaristic police state in which exercising one's freedoms is often viewed as a flagrant act of defiance.

NRA Patrick Henry

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Transhumanists and Libertarians Have Much in Common

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Libertarianism and transhumanism have too many deep philosophical principles in common to not grow and evolve together. The all-important role of personal freedom makes the two ideologies a natural fit for one another.

Richmond, Va.: A City of Historical Significance, Emerging Artists and Great Food

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Yes, Richmond's got broken storefronts and skeptical suburbanites, but there's a vibrant, youthful, Brooklyn-before-it-got-upscale vibe here, and it's worth at least a few days to explore.

Kennedy Was Right: We Are the Heirs of the First Revolution

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The only real hope in any significant change for the better rests in the American people. But first we have to regain a sense of America's history and reclaim our inheritance.

Winning the Shutdown Battle Wasn't Enough: Democrats Must Stand United to Win the Budget Fight

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The big question for Democrats is this: What kind of deal is worse than the sequester, which Paul Ryan has said is the Republicans' fallback position. In other words, what would make Democrats throw up their hands and say: "You want it? You got it." -- and mean it?

Has the U.S. Presidency Become Monarchical?

Rich Rubino | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Today, the American presidency is the kind of office Henry and Randolph warned us against, and the Congress itself is complicit in the perilous expansion of presidential powers.

Revolutionary Days

William E. White | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
William E. White

"We the People" create the institutions that serve us. It's easy to forget that we -- individual citizens -- are the ones responsible for our children's education.

College Has No Gay Students, Says Chancellor

Posted 12.16.2012 | College

Patrick Henry College Chancellor Michael Farris has denied that gay students exist at the evangelical college he founded in Virginia in 2000, stating ...

North Carolina Tea Party Gets Creative: Poetry, Singing, And A Machine Gun Social

Leah Griesmann | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Leah Griesmann

Election season is getting creative in North Carolina with candidates putting some pageantry into their policy. Anyone who accuses the Tea Party of no...

Misquoting Patrick Henry: The Internet and Bogus Sayings of the Founders

Thomas S. Kidd | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Thomas S. Kidd

Misquotations of famous people have always been with us, but social media websites have created a vast twilight zone of historical misinformation.

The American Spring

Ronald Ricker | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Ronald Ricker

Somewhere, sometime, accelerating rapidly recently, we Americans have lost it--the American Dream. We were the land of opportunity, the land of equa...

Spirit Of Independence: Best Books On Founding Fathers (And A Few Mothers Too)

Posted 09.03.2011 | Books

Yes, we know the 4th of July is more about fireworks and picnics than the Revolutionary War, but we are, after all, celebrating American Independence....

Taxation WITH Representation Isn't Too Great These Days

Tom Gerdy | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

Twenty-five years before the Revolutionary War began, Reverend Jonathan Mayhew was credited for having coined the rallying cry, "No taxation without r...

Chatting and Chuckling With Wavy Gravy

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Wavy Gravy, bowed but unbroken, walks into a deli-café in New York's SoHo, holding a fish on a leash. He's making the rounds in Manhattan, doing interviews to publicize a documentary -- about his life.

Patrick Henry Was First to Fight Big Government

Harlow Giles Unger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harlow Giles Unger

As this government stands, I despise and abhor it...I speak as one poor individual--but when I speak, I speak the language of thousands. The words ...

Patrick Henry Never Went to Tea Parties

Harlow Giles Unger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harlow Giles Unger

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may ...

Give Me Liberty or Keep Me Safe!

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

Today, our new cry seems to be "Give me liberty or keep me safe": safe, that is, from the big, bad, terrorist wolf.