Today is the Fourth of July, when Americans are fond of blowing things up on purpose during the hot, dry summer day. Australia cautions America to maybe not do that.
Despite drought afflicting almost the entire Western United States, elected officials do nothing to prevent the coming conflagration.
John S. Blake reflects on this Fourth of July and reviews the current state of affairs and questions our definition of what it means to be independent and American.
Nathan Tompkins’ “Guide to Bad Parenting” continues with tips on how NOT to do 4th of July, or the handling of fireworks.