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On a luxury barge festooned with flowers, Queen Elizabeth II sailed down the River Thames on Sunday amid a motley but majestic flotilla of 1,000 vessels, mustered to mark her 60 years on the British throne.
It is an astonishing phenomenon that as we move into a presidential election year, there are still those in denial about the scale of the economic problems faced in the Western world.
Scarcely a day goes by that we aren't treated to reports of some new folly or outrage from the federal government. One thinks, for example, of the Environmental Protection Agency's willingness to kill jobs and raise electricity prices through regulation, all the while giving hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to China in the form of federal grants.
For Americans who tend to think of political "dynasties" in terms of mere decades - father-and-son combos like John and John Quincy Adams and the two George Bushes, or the now rather anemic remnant of Kennedy office- holders - the idea of a hereditary ruling class that could last nearly 2,000 years seems inconceivable.
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Dover, Delaware's capital, offers a wealth of historic sites, all within walking distance of one another in an area known as First State Heritage Park, a "park without boundaries" that makes the state's history easy to access. Many are open July 4 and offer special Independence Day activities.