This Independence Day, Being Patriotic Means Knowing Your Rights

For many, Independence Day means “patriotism,” and these days, that can feel like an awfully loaded term. Conservatives have certainly co-opted it to mean flags and anthems, blind loyalty, militarism, nationalism and xenophobia. For us progressives, patriotism means …

7 Tips for Eco-Friendly 4th of July Celebrations

Celebrate the 4th of July in a truly patriotic fashion – go green! Go ahead, paint the town red, white, and blue while still being green. Here are 7 tips to help you do just that.