Independence Day

Latest Independence Day Items
  • Randy Quaid sues Indiana bail bond company

    Actor Randy Quaid has sued a suburban Indianapolis bond company that bailed Quaid and his wife out of jail after they were arrested on squatting charges in California in 2010.


  • A man admires the 19-foot-tall, 10,000-pound bronze statue of our third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, inside the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

    EDITORIAL: Thanks for the memory

    Today's the day Americans groove on a diet of hot dogs and belly wash, marvel at the fireworks lighting the night sky and reflect, if only a little, on all America has achieved.


  • ** FILE ** President Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, June 28, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Obama marks Fourth of July, calls the U.S. 'global defender of peace and freedom'

    President Obama marked Independence Day on Thursday by calling on Americans to follow the example of the patriots who determined the nation's destiny in 1776.


  • Fireworks can be seen as they explode over the National Mall to celebrate Independence Day, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, July 4, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    HICKS: Time to pass down the patriotism

    Let's all make our celebrations of Independence Day a reflection of the gratitude we feel to be citizens of the United States. Let's not just enjoy the day with family and friends, but spend at least part of it remembering the sacrifices of those who secured our freedom in 1776 and those whose courage has protected it ever since.


  • Fourth of July travel to the nation's capital and other cities may be down from 2012 due to concerns about the economy and higher costs. But deal-savvy travelers can still snag lower travel prices for the holiday. (The Washington Times)

    Cost may depress July 4th travel

    The calendar and the economy are conspiring to make this year's Fourth of July holiday a bit of a dud for business, according to a new survey released late last week.


  • **FILE** President Obama (left) speaks Feb. 9, 2012, in Washington about a settlement with the nation's five largest banks over foreclosures. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is in the background. (Associated Press)

    The Wrap: From RG3 bashing political correctness to Eric Holder's Kansas problem, the week that was

    Americans learned that the Boston bombers initially wanted to launch their terror attack on Independence Day, and the Obama administration found itself on the defensive once again over accusations of a Benghazi cover-up. On the international stage, Russia’s strategic nuclear forces are undergoing a major modernization — while the U.S. scales back. Here's a recap, or wrap, on the week that was from The Washington Times.


  • A utility worker clears a downed tree in Springfield, Va., Sunday, July 1, 2012. A severe storm late Friday knocked out power to approximately one million residents, traffic signals and businesses in the  region.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Fourth day of storm recovery brings more power customers online

    Utility crews made significant progress Tuesday restoring power to homes without electricity since Friday night's storm, but officials in several jurisdictions announced they were canceling Independence Day celebrations as the recovery continues.


  • Pearl Harbor survivor Cecil Malmin salutes during the 4th of July parade Sunday, July 4, 2010, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    ROBBINS: Making July 4 unpatriotic

    Independence Day should be the most American of our holidays, but for some people, that makes it a day to be denounced instead of celebrated.


  • The Washington Times

    NUGENT: Happy Independence DNA

    In a sea of soulless, sheeplike dependency, it's easy to spot the fiercely independent people who continue to declare our independence. We are the producers, the people who make the country work. We are business owners and hardworking employees.


Happening Now