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  • The slow-spreading news of American independence

    The slow-spreading news of American independence
    Truth be told, when we celebrate American independence today, we’ve actually missed the anniversary by two days. Like many elements of history, the popular understanding of how the Declaration of Independence unrolled, as it were, isn’t...
  • Maryland's road to independence [Editorial]

    Maryland's road to independence  [Editorial]
    Within months of the first shots of what was to become America's Revolutionary War, Maryland mustered troops to join the Continental Army and help newly appointed general George Washington drive the British from Boston. But the willingness to support...
  • Obama stands firm on executive orders

    WASHINGTON -- This Independence Day weekend is marked not only by patriotic, flag-waving parades and fireworks. It also features a sharp declaration of independence from Congress by a president frustrated by the legislative headlock its Republican members...
  • Heard on the Fourth of July -- from Frederick Douglass to Ronald Reagan

     Heard on the Fourth of July -- from Frederick Douglass to Ronald Reagan
    Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate the nation's founding with picnics, fireworks, music and speechifying. Noah Remnick compiled these excerpts from notable Fourth of July speeches: Frederick Douglass, Rochester, N.Y., 1852 What, to the...
  • 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...
  • San Diego Opera will stay open, put on Mozart, Puccini, John Adams

    San Diego Opera will stay open, put on Mozart, Puccini, John Adams
    After a contentious decision to close, a subsequent public backlash and the departure of its board president and artistic director, San Diego Opera has decided to reverse course and stay in business. New leaders of the embattled company said Monday that...
  • Long Beach Opera tackles controversy with 'The Death of Klinghoffer'

    Long Beach Opera tackles controversy with 'The Death of Klinghoffer'
    It is an opera that like its choruses rouses recriminations and unsettled ghosts. "The Death of Klinghoffer" by composer John Adams sets the Israeli-Palestinian struggle on a ship sailing with the histories and opposing realities of two peoples bound by...
  • Silas Deane Of Wethersfield, The Revolution's 'Unsung Hero'

    Silas Deane Of Wethersfield, The Revolution's 'Unsung Hero'
    WETHERSFIELD — Thousands of people lost their lives during the American Revolution — not all of them on the battlefield. Silas Deane fell victim to "vicious" character assassination, says Milton C. Van Vlack, author of the 2013 book,...
  • AMC's 'Turn' taps into Revolutionary War spy intrigue

    RICHMOND, Va. — Seth Numrich can't quite get a straight answer. In character as Ben Tallmadge, the leader of a group of Revolutionary War spies known as the Culper Ring and a central character in the new AMC drama "Turn," he is interrogating a...
  • As Carroll debates prayer, founding fathers' faith comes into focus

    As Carroll debates prayer, founding fathers' faith comes into focus
    Despite a federal judge's order that the Carroll County commissioners stop praying to Jesus at their meetings, Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier reached into history and summoned George Washington to aid her cause last week. "I beseech thee, for the...
  • Prayer in the secular republic

    Returning from a religious service (let's omit the denomination), I described it to my college roommate, who asked, "Why do those people bother to be there? What's their purpose?" I answered, "I believe that their purpose is to mean well."  I have the...