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On July 4, 1776, Britain learns that America really wants to be free — and the break-up as depicted by Funny Or Die does not go well. If the relationship between colonies and kingdom had been intimate and personal, the end might have been very awkward indeed. The dominating Brit doesn’t quite get it until his restless Yankee sweetheart hands him a goodbye note, also known as the “Declaration of Independence.”

And then there are all those other men — George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson — not to mention the French!

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."