Tag:IndependenceDay

How progressives talk about July 4 and our national history in the post-Trump presidency era

I always enjoy Meteor Blades’ post about July 4, which highlights Frederick Douglass' iconic speech, "The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro," delivered...

Trump says ‘the American way of life’ started when Columbus landed …

… in the Caribbean, of course. The Genocidal Genoan never set foot in what we now know as the United States. And he had no...

Trump’s sad, empty and tragic July 4th

At various times throughout the day yesterday, everyone in my family found the time to take in some part of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s extraordinary musical,...

No airport takeovers as Trump flies to Morristown – $108 Million for 200 days of golf so far

Trump flew into Morristown and its airport wasn’t seized as it might have been in Colonial times. Fort Nonsense and Morristown NJ are 30 minutes from the...

Trump’s Militaristic Exploitation of Independence Day Reflects His Insecurity and Impotence

In this highly charged era of partisan division, Donald Trump has succeeded in altering the meaning of Independence Day for many Americans. Among his...

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Booster shots work, but may not be needed when vaccines remain highly effective for most people

On Wednesday, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study from Israel that confirmed that giving a booster shot...
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Sen. Whitehouse says allegations against Kavanaugh were ‘swept under the rug’ by FBI

Talk about perfect timing. During a hearing on the FBI’s mishandling of allegations against Larry Nassar, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse raised...

Supreme Court's reputation plummets after green-lighting unconstitutional Texas abortion ban

New polling from Quinnipiac University should send a flashing red signal to the Supreme Court—that is, assuming the conservative justices...

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The exploiting of and problems with the 1st amendment

We have to guard against the victors and monied...
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