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The flags of Israel and the United States wave above a camp for U.S. service members supporting exercise Juniper Cobra at an Israeli Defense Forces site on Feb. 23, 2018. Credit: Sgt. Matthew Plew/U.S. Air Force.

Of stars, stripes and red flags

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid was ridiculed on Sunday for a blooper in a tweet about the Fourth of July. In the post, which he has since deleted, the Jewish state’s top diplomat and alternate prime...
An American flag. Credit: In Green/Shutterstock.

Who’s lying about critical race theory?

As Americans prepare to celebrate the 245th anniversary of their nation’s founding, many if not most of the ideas they used to take for granted about what July 4th meant are under attack. Most...
Fourth of July. Credit: Pixabay.

This July Fourth? It’s a freedom bonanza!

After a year-and-a-half of hunkering down, we are free at last—at least, for the most part. With the advent of vaccines, we welcome back hugs and backslapping, kids running amok with their grandparents, maybe...
John Trumbull's “Declaration of Independence,” showing the Committee of Five presenting its draft for approval by Second Continental Congress on June 28, 1776. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

A tale of two revolutions and why America must be celebrated

In the view of those cheering on the efforts of the Black Lives Matter movement, this July 4 will be one less of celebration than of soul-searching and reassessment. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic,...