• President Trump, It doesn't feel like Independence Day
  • A July 4th Fact of Facts: America is Land of Immigrants
  • YIPPIE! The naked truth about free speech, cherished especially on Independence Day
  • Poll: Trump strong on jobs, weak on tweets, viewed as reckless, thin-skinned, sexist

indy dayII know the calendar says we are approaching the 4th of July, but, it just doesn’t feel like Independence Day.

Perhaps it should.  It’s hot as heck.  The airlines have been packed. The hot dogs are ready for grilling.  The umps are saying, "play ball". The patriotic activities are scheduled. The fireworks are ready-for-blasting. 

Yet, it just doesn’t feel like independence day.

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mass2On July 4, 1778, George Washington doubled liquor rations for the soldiers quartered in Princeton, NJ, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Fourth of July is America's top-selling beer holiday, according to the Beer Institute. It estimated, in 2013, that sales of beer on the 4th could total $1 billion, doubtlessly higher today. “In moderation,” claims a CA brewery investor, Grover McKean, “beer is tasty and healthy.” Who could disagree?

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bill rights2To President Thomas Jefferson, July 4th celebrated more than the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He thought it was a link to the future. The message prominent colonists sent to King George III led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the initial and most prominent feature of which is the First Amendment that guarantees free speech. It’s part of the country’s fundamental essence that each man and woman can say what they feel about government, or anything else, proving President Donald Trump needs some civics lessons.

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joe mikaAs Donald Trump faces the top world leaders this week, including a face-time with Vladimir Putin, and as his healthcare proposals face an uphill climb, his poll numbers for how the nation views him could be better.

According to a morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday morning, his tweets, including that against MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, and his personality are not helping him, at all.

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 15:02

civil war landrieu trumpBoth President Donald Trump and New Orleans Mitch Landrieu lead their respective armies in the Battles of the Civil War monuments.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 12:10

trump lie gopEvery day Donald Trump is President of the United States, the Republican Party lives another lie. Ronald Reagan would never belong to the party of Trump. Neither would Eisenhower, nor any other Republican President from the greatest to the most mediocre. Trump’s brand of Republicanism isn’t just unprecedented; it’s aberrant and dangerous.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:03

leeWith the world focus upon confederate monuments after the violence in Charlottesville and the announcements from various cities related to their respective monuments, the organizations that spearheaded the removal of the New Orleans monuments are announcing a rally this weekend.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 09:15

kkkFocus is back on the Ku Klux Klan following the tragic violence in Charlottesville last week. The Southern Poverty Law Center released data alleging that the Klan is still active in Louisiana, particularly in the central and northwest part of the state.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 13:49

statue fallIn the aftermath of the April 19, 2015 death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, then Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave a press briefing and admitted that she ordered police to give protesters space to “destroy.” Of course, the result of that reckless decision was that over 350 businesses were damaged, looted or burned and a riot flamed out of control for days. 

 

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