For the Workers: Fourth of July and Beyond

July 4th

America is celebrating the 237th anniversary of its Declaration of Independence from England. There will be cook outs and parties all across the land. Thousands upon thousands of firecrackers, bottle rockets and other noise making fireworks will be exploded to the sheer delight of young and old alike. Hamburgers, hot dogs and other local foods will be consumed as the nation comes together in a state of unity.… [Read more]

Jimi…at Newport

Newport Pop Festival 1969, poster

It’s the weekend after the fourth of July. We just wanna relax…so here’s Jimi Hendrix in 1969 at the Newport Pop Festival. What else do you need to keep summer in high gear?

 

 

 

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Who Cares What the Founders Thought?

A portrait of "Founding Father" and the Second President of the United States John Adams, Susan H. Douglas Political Americana Collection, #2214 Rare & Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library, Cornell University

With July 4th upon us, the web, cable news, newspapers and magazines are sure to bring reference to what the founders of the United States would have thought about the contemporary issues that face our nation. A quick google search already finds an array of articles claiming to voice the framers’ opinions on the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).… [Read more]

Happy Birthday, America – and Get Well Soon

Fireworks

When I was a kid, the 4th of July always meant that me and the other neighborhood kids got to run in wild circles with sparklers in our hands as the summer sun went down, Dad grilling burgers in the back yard, American flags waving and snapping in the breeze, thick slices of cold watermelon and the “oooohs” and “aaaaahhhhs” of the fireworks show in the local park.[Read more]

Happy Birthday, USA!

Independence Day - July 4

Today is the 236th birthday of the United States of America. Happy Independence Day!

 

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235 Years Old…Happy Birthday America!

July 4 fireworks

You beautiful dame…here’s to your first 235 years — and here’s to many more. I wish you prosperity, fairness, grace and peace for all of your citizens and those whom you influence around the world!

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