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Independence Day, 2015

Regarding Independence Day, Founding Father John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, on July 4, 1776:

It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of the country to the other, from this time forward forever more.
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Hillary Clinton Commits Microaggression at a Black Church!

Presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton, while campaigning at a black church, committed an extremely serious microaggression against the black community. 905 more words

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Open Thread: Writing about oppression

So after working on my responses to some of the comments in my “Kingdom” post, I once again stumbled upon a Tumblr post which I feel is relevant to the discussion of… 246 more words

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200 Years Ago Today, Napoleon Met His Braine-l'Alleud

For 200 years, the world has been saying that Napoleon met his Waterloo, when he was handed a resounding defeat by the British and their allies on June 18, 1815. 276 more words

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Flag Day 2015: Please Fly Our Flag Tomorrow

Tomorrow is Flag Day:

In 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19-year old Waubeka, Wisconsin teacher, proposed the idea of Flag Day “to inspire not only his students but also all Americans in the real meaning and majesty of our flag.” Cigrand wrote hundreds of articles advocating to celebrate the day on June 14, the day the U.S originally adopted its national flag.

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What Kind of Society Do We Want to Engender?

A while ago, Obama’s “senior adviser”, the unelected Valerie Jarrett, spoke out (on Obama’s behalf, and apparently with his blessing) against therapies intended to change sexual orientation. 725 more words

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