SIMMONS: Independence Day right time to pursue more freedom

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It’s highly unlikely the protests held Thursday will be as resounding as the overtures of 1812 (ha, ha).

For sure, though, birthdays are always worthy of celebrations — and worthy of homage that you will live to see the next one.

Happy Birthday, my fellow Americans.

Deborah Simmons can be reached art

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Deborah Simmons

Deborah Simmons

Award-winning opinion writer Deborah Simmons is a senior correspondent who reports on City Hall and writes about education, culture, sports and family-related topics. Mrs. Simmons has worked at several newspapers, and since joining The Washington Times in 1985, has served as editorial-page editor and features editor and on the metro desk. She has taught copy editing at the University of ...

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