Americans will mark this Independence Day with family, food, and fireworks as we always do — and yet for many of us, these celebrations now occur under a shadow of doubt. Not doubt about the ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, but the officials sworn to uphold them in Washington, starting […]
Progressives understand that people can disagree with their government and still love their country and its ideals. The flag, as a symbol of the nation, is not owned by the administration in power, but by the people. We battle over what it means, but all Americans—across the political spectrum—have an equal right to claim the flag as their own.
By Emma Court, The Miami Herald MIAMI — On Independence Day, Andrew Tahmooressi — a decorated U.S. Marine — won’t be barbecuing or relaxing poolside with his friends and family in Weston, Fla. Instead, he’ll spend it like he spent the last three months — in prison in Mexico. Tahmooressi, who claims he took a […]