04 July 2017 - Independence Day
George Mwinnyaa (NPR, 03/07/2017)
On my first Fourth of July in the United States, I woke up in the morning, stretched and realized that my wife was still in bed.
I asked if she was going to work. She said, "Oh, don't you know today is July Fourth?"
I looked through our window. Just about everybody in Fernley, Nevada, the town where we lived, was on their way to Main Street with chairs, umbrellas, drinks and snacks.
Eddie Scarry (The Washington Examiner, 04/07/2017)
Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Katty Kay, a British journalist with the BBC, reacted to President Trump's tweet from the weekend that included an old WWE video showing him tackling a WWE wrestler with a CNN logo superimposed over his head.
"This is getting a huge amount of coverage in other countries and looks totally crazy," Kay said. "It really looks like America has gone off the reservation in some ways. I don't mean the president. I mean the whole coverage of it, the fact that this is all that anybody is talking about at a time when there are huge issues going on around the world. this is pre-occupying the country."
Gregory S. Schneider (The Washington Post, 03/07/2017)
As the nation’s 50th Fourth of July approached in 1826, Thomas Jefferson was at one of the lowest points of his life.
The author of the Declaration of Independence turned 83 on April 13. Just two months before, his beloved eldest granddaughter, Ann Cary Randolph Bankhead, had died after childbirth as Jefferson wept inconsolably in the next room.
She had suffered abuse from her alcoholic husband, and Jefferson tried his best to support her. But now everything was crumbling. He was in so much debt from mismanaging Monticello that he and his grandson petitioned the Virginia General Assembly for permission to raise cash through a lottery.
Editorials (The News & Observer, 03/07/2017)
The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, provides an opportunity for you to test your knowledge of the Fourth of July, which is much more than just a day for picnics and fireworks
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