Skip to Content

ARCHIVE | Tag: Fourth of July

Happy Independence Day, America!

As we celebrate the Fourth of July this week, it’s a good time to re-read the Declaration of Independence (or read it for the first time, if you haven’t before). What, exactly, was in this document that the Continental Congress adopted on July 4, 1776? Why did the founding fathers feel so strongly about being […]

‘The Birth of the United States’

When I was an editorial page editor, I looked to better writers than I for material to run on national holidays. For Independence Day, I turned to Jim Bishop, an author and syndicated columnist with whom I shared a connection. I was a journalism student and then a graduate and alumnus of St. Bonaventure University. […]

Back to top