Ilhan Omar Sends Somber Fourth of July Message Days After Celebrating Somali Independence Day

by Molly Prince   Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar urged Americans to celebrate the Fourth of July by reflecting on “how much further we have to go,” standing in contrast to her joyful celebration of Somali Independence Day four days prior. “Today gives us all a chance to reflect on…

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Trump Presents ‘Show of a Lifetime’ to Celebrate Independence Day

by Ken Schwartz   President Donald Trump played host Thursday evening in Washington for what he calls “The Show of a Lifetime” to celebrate U.S. Independence Day. While U.S. presidents have traditionally sat back to watch Americans celebrate independence in their own way, Trump himself directly took charge of the…

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Tim Ryan Compares Trump’s Salute to America to ‘Dictatorships in China, North Korea, and Iran’

  Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13), a 2020 candidate, sent a letter this week to the Trump Administration demanding answers on the costs associated with the president’s Fourth of July “Salute to America.” The Salute to America occurred Thursday evening at the Lincoln Memorial. Ryan compared the military-themed event to North…

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Commentary: The Brilliance of Trump’s Fourth of July Bash

by CHQ Staff   We conservatives often bemoan the commercialization and secularization of our traditional holidays. Christmas – or should we say the Winter Holiday – now begins around November 15, and Veterans Day and Memorial Day are occasions for mattress sales, not solemn commemorations of the sacrifices made to…

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Independence Day Across America: Fun and Festivities to Join in Ohio

  Check out these Ohio Independence Day events near you. Colombus Events: Dooh Dah Parade+ Party: Colombus is hosting its 36th annual Doo Dah Parade this Independence Day. “Dare to join irreverent self-styled satirists, partygoers, exhibitionists and overall lost souls in the 36th Annual Doo Dah Parade on the Fourth…

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Activist Arrested Outside RNC in Cleveland Plans to Burn Flag at Trump’s Independence Day Celebration

  An activist who was arrested outside of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland for burning the American flag is planning a similar demonstration for President Donald Trump’s July Fourth “Salute to America.” As The Ohio Star previously reported, Cleveland officials agreed to pay $225,000 in a legal settlement…

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JC Bowman Commentary: Lives, Fortunes, and Honor

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JC Bowman writes: Freedom should never be taken for granted.  Today we are debating the very concept of what it means to be a citizen of the United States of America.  While many citizens are very passionate about our country, others seem disillusioned and some openly hostile.  It is why the Declaration of Independence is such an important document. It expresses what it means to be an American. 

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Minnesota’s Capital Cancels Independence Day Fireworks Because It’s Too Expensive

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by Anders Hagstrom   The Democratic mayor of Minnesota’s capital cancelled the city’s annual 4th of July fireworks show Wednesday, claiming it required too many tax payer dollars. St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter made the announcement on Facebook and clarified that while there would be no fireworks, there would still be a parade, Kare11…

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