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American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

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  • 'In God We Trust' legislation for schools advances theocracy

    Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine had it all wrong, in the view of some people, and it is time for America to follow the lead of the sheiks and mullahs of Saudi Arabia and Iran, along with the Imperial Kludds of the Ku Klux Klan and...
  • Mike Gray dies at 77; co-wrote 'China Syndrome' screenplay

    Mike Gray dies at 77; co-wrote 'China Syndrome' screenplay
    Mike Gray, an author, activist and documentarian who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for "The China Syndrome," the provocative 1979 film about a cover-up at a nuclear power plant, died Tuesday of heart failure at his Hollywood Hills home, his...
  • Fourth of July 2013 TV programming

     
    As America celebrates its 237th birthday over Fourth of July 2013, television networks will again have several programs of all types airing during the holiday, which falls on a Thursday this year but will perhaps carry over through the weekend for...
  • Washington's victory at Yorktown began with a trench carved out by picks and shovels

    Washington's victory at Yorktown began with a trench carved out by picks and shovels
    When the British army woke up on the morning of Oct. 7, 1781, one of the most decisive moments in the Siege of Yorktown and the winning of American independence had already come and gone. American and French troops digging under the cover of darkness...
  • Remembering the surrender at Yorktown

    Remembering the surrender at Yorktown
    When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O'Hara surrendered his sword began to waver. Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid down its...
  • The big guns at Yorktown open up in the siege that won America's independence

    The big guns at Yorktown open up in the siege that won America's independence
    The siege of Yorktown started with hordes of American and French soldiers wielding picks and shovels. But not until three days later -- on Oct. 9, 1781 – did those same soldiers begin to dismantle nearly 200 years of British rule through the first...
  • Saving our nation despite us

    Saving our nation despite us
    Last week, I deeply immersed myself in American "exceptionalism," the virtue that offends so many, from Russian President Vladimir Putin to our own cynics who regard patriotism as the refuge of scoundrels. Along with my wife, I visited the Virginia...
  • Romney and Ryan project vague foreign policy

    PARIS -- Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate for the American presidency confirms that this campaign is going to be mainly about domestic issues -- barring a not-impossible Israeli attack on Iran between here and there. It is likely...
  • Obama reelection the result of increasingly diverse electorate

    PARIS -- Abroad, the widely noted aspect of Barack Obama's reelection victory was its social and class character. The president was reelected by a majority of American minorities. He won 93 percent of the African-American vote, which is hardly surprising,...
  • Swiss curb executive greed, will anyone follow?

    PARIS -- Switzerland just had a referendum in which it voted to give company and bank shareholders veto rights over the salaries, bonuses and overall compensation packages of senior executives and board directors. Bonuses will be prohibited for...
  • Washington emerges: Across the river and into history

    In the course of human events, one thing remains certain: We forget. Somewhere over murky time, Washington's Birthday faded away, and was absorbed into another three-day holiday with no distinguishing marks except maybe ... Giant Sales! It is the American...