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The Tea Partiers will continue to do their thing, but it concerns me that they are emulating a group of patriots who gained fame and notoriety by impersonating American Indians. At least they should be truthful about this act of deception.
The time for silence and patience is long gone. Congressmen Lewis and his colleagues have vowed to keep going with their fight as soon as the House returns from its July 4th recess. We must stand with them as they continue to get into "good trouble."
What made America great then was a celebration of free markets, a devotion to individual liberty, and scorn for wars not
In condemning the Palestinian BDS movement, Hillary Clinton places herself not only on the wrong side of history, but on the wrong side of American history.
As American expats in the Scottish school system, my kids learn virtually nada about American history. This summer back in the U.S., I wanted to make American history come alive and take my 10-year-old around to important historical sites.
You can climb a pole and yank down a flag, but the culture of racism and hatred will still be there. On the flip side, you can sew a U.S. flag into a shirt or burn it in effigy in the Middle East, but this less-than-perfect nation will still stand.
Perhaps no other location in a bid for the 2024 Olympics has stimulated more controversy than Boston has. Some are vehemently opposed. But for those who want to offer the city up for this extravaganza, there are many reasons to do so.
Women's contributions to our country's independence are not often acknowledged. As we celebrate the 4th of July and the birth of our country, see how many of the Revolutionary War she-roes you can match with her accomplishment.
he process of debating and revising Jefferson's declaration continued on July 3 and into the late morning of July 4. In the evening of July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress "unanimously" approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence.
By assuming the name of a group of cowardly white men who tried to place the blame of their criminal actions on the Indian people the Tea Party has proven that they have a one-sided view of American history.
It is odd that for a country that started with descendants from Europe that we shunned tea for many years. But that is changing, and besides, tea was being served here in North America and what would become New York even before London.
All those rights Americans cherish, those fundamental human and political freedoms protected by the U.S. Constitution, Republicans contend those aren't really inalienable rights or anything solid or permanent like that.
Contemporary Tea Party Republicans would certainly oppose taxation without representation. Unfortunately, they are also against taxation with representation. And when you get down to it, they don't really like representation.
Dear Queen Liz (if I may be so presumptuous), I write with a simple purpose -- to plead with you to reverse more than two centuries of history and bring your former colonies back into the fold.
In tribute to the popularity of chocolate as a substitute for tea in the Colonies following the Boston Tea Party, I suggest that we raise some chocolate to toast American Independence.
News report: New Act of Terrorism A local militia, believed to be a terrorist organization, attacked the property of private
It seems every year a new plagiarism scandal strikes the media. Today, the stigma of lifting passages can haunt media professionals forever, but 250 years ago stealing another reporter's work without credit was an acceptable form of journalism.
On March 18, 1766, for the very first time America celebrated a political event together -- and they continued to do so for years afterwards. Together. As Americans -- celebrating a purely American national political holiday.
Let's not take away from the power of protest, and what we as citizens can achieve, by wasting so much time fawning over technology's role in all of it.