#IndependenceDay

Politics | Leftists Are Insane

Author and podcaster says 'F*** Fourth of July': 'The only independence I recognize is Juneteenth'

Author and podcaster Touré Neblett at The Grio says he does not recognize America's Independence Day — only that of Juneteenth. What are the details? In a highly critical editorial, Neblett said "F*** the Fourth of July" and that the only independence tha

News | News

National Park Service Denies Independence Day Fireworks Display Request at Mount Rushmore

In an excuse-laden letter to South Dakota Tourism Department, the National Park Service regional director for the state denied a request...

Humor | Political Humor

How to Celebrate July 4 Without Getting Canceled for Glorifying White Supremacy

The United States of America turns 244 this weekend. Normally that would be cause for celebration, but not anymore, now that the prevailing cultural sentiment demands that athletes issue statements to explain why they didn't take a knee during the nationa

Politics | Politics

What Would Our Founding Fathers Think of America On Its 243rd Birthday?

On this our Constitutional Republic’s 243rd Birthday, let us consider what our Founding Fathers said about where the destructive and misguided progressives are leading us over the abyss of allowing our nation to fail.

Politics | Op-Ed

They Belong On the Mall: U.S. Armed Forces Are Defenders of Liberty, Not Tools of Oppression

Tanks on the Washington Mall? They aren't evidence of an impending military coup; they're a symbol of America's military and civilian awesomeness. A quick word on today's special guest star, the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, before we get to the really juic

History | History

The Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence

How science helped—and harmed—efforts to preserve the U.S.'s founding documents.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

How Do Fireworks Actually Work? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Food & Drink | Food

Ultimate Guide to the Fourth of July | Food & Wine

We have designed the Ultimate Fourth of July Guide with hundreds of recipes that highlight barbecue, summer produce, patriotic dishes and more.

History | History

What Did the Founding Fathers Eat and Drink as They Started a Revolution?

They may not have been hosting a cookout, but they did know how to imbibe and celebrate

Politics | Newsmedia

Texas city to fly 40,000 flags on Independence Day | Fox News Video

Flags will be displayed in front of every home, business and place of worship in Irving; Nell Anne Hunt, founder of The Great Flag Caper, details the operation on 'Fox & Friends.'

Politics | Interesting Links

MERICA! Patriot who loves this country SO HARD writes most EPIC thread about Independence Day maybe EVER

This patriot GETS IT.

History | History

How Americans Celebrated Independence Day in 1777 | Mental Floss

July 4, 1776, may not be the day the Continental Congress declared their independence from England (that would be July 2). It's not even the day that signing of the Declaration began (that would be a month later and drag on for quite some time).

History | History

Why Did Yankee Doodle Call a Feather ‘Macaroni’?

Yankee Doodle went to town...Mm-hm, yeah.
Riding on a pony...Ok.
Stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni...Wait. What?

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

4th of July fireworks: Where to watch fireworks in Chicago

Whether you want to see the sky lit up downtown or catch a suburban display, we've found the best place in Chicago to watch fireworks on the 4th of July.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Independence Day Parades, Fireworks, and 4th of July Events in LA

Looking for 4th of July activities in Los Angeles? From parades to fireworks: here are 20 Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July in L.A.

History | History

Why We Set Off Fireworks On The Fourth Of July

Ever wondered why we set off those humungous kaleidoscopes of gunpowder in our sky each Fourth of July? Apparently, the history of fireworks in America is as old the country itself. On our first Independence Day celebration, held in Philadelphia ...

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Where to Watch Fireworks in Chicago on July 4, 2014

Here's where to get in the thick of the action—or try to stake out a secluded view of the light show over the lake.