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  • Misconceptions about American independence

    Misconceptions about American independence
    You learned in school about what happened in July 1776 and think you have a good handle on events surrounding American independence from Britain. Right? Well, if you think that was the day that America's independence was declared by the Continental...
  • Three books on the revolutions that America's uprising helped spawn

    Three books on the revolutions that America's uprising helped spawn
    One of my favorite lines about American history comes from a French Canadian movie. It’s in “The Barbarian Invasions” and it is spoken by a left-wing Canadian history professor who is dying. He takes a moment to marvel at the all-star...
  • The hapless hero of American independence [Commentary]

    The hapless hero of American independence [Commentary]
    The celebration of America's birthday rarely includes references to Thomas Paine, the author of the pre-Revolutionary War pamphlet "Common Sense." But Paine's role in the break with Great Britain was important, and his life has a way of reminding us...
  • Push for Southerner helps defeat Roskam for No. 3 House GOP post

    Push for Southerner helps defeat Roskam for No. 3 House GOP post
    WASHINGTON — There were multiple factors in the defeat of Illinois’ Peter Roskam at the hands of a Louisiana lawmaker in his bid Thursday for the GOP’s third-ranking job in the House of Representatives. Southern lawmakers were keen for...
  • E3 buzz: Sony's success, Pac-Man's return, Ubisoft's women problem

    Here's a look at the big topics buzzing across the vast exhibit space on Day 2 of the three-day E3 video game industry show, being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. ------------ FOR THE RECORD June 12, 9:14 a.m.: In the June 12 Business...
  • Las Vegas shooters saw government as the enemy

    Las Vegas shooters saw government as the enemy
    They were happily married and unhappily American. Six months ago, Jerad and Amanda Miller left home in Indiana on a cross-country road trip with their two cats to start a new life in Las Vegas. Amanda, 22, had a part-time job at Hobby Lobby; Jerad, 31,...
  • Valerie Strauss: July 4, 1776 — Popular misconceptions about American independence / VIDEO

    You learned in school about what happened in July 1776, and think you have a good handle on events surrounding American independence from Britain. Right? Well, if you think that was the day that America's independence was declared by the Continental...
  • 'Nature's God' explores 'heretical origins' of religion in U.S.

    'Nature's God' explores 'heretical origins' of religion in U.S.
    Matthew Stewart wants to make one thing perfectly clear: The United States was not founded as a Christian nation. The principles that inspired the American Revolution, he argues in "Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic," belong...
  • Gardner set to take helm of Howard police department

    Gardner set to take helm of Howard police department
    Police Maj. Gary Gardner is scheduled to formally take the reins of the Howard County Police Department as its new chief after William McMahon retires June 30. McMahon, 51, has served as chief since being named by County Executive Ken Ulman in 2006....
  • READER SUBMITTED: A Student Of The Glenholme School Is Recognized By DAR

    Each year, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) present the Good Citizenship Award to youth who demonstrate outstanding character, dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. In June, the Judea Chapter of DAR honored high school students...
  • Glossy Casino Dreams Face Test At Ballot Box

    Glossy Casino Dreams Face Test At Ballot Box
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court shuffled the deck in New England public affairs Tuesday when it ruled that there shall be a referendum in the Bay State this fall on legalizing state licensed casinos. This was good news on many counts. The...