The man with the flag

Off the Beat

This country isn’t perfect — nothing is perfect — and while I recognize its vast imperfections, I’m still proud and grateful to be an American. 
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Why Independence Day is best celebrated July 3

If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably gearing up for a Fourth of July celebration in honor of our nation’s birth. Depending on your situation, your plans may range from a red, white and blue-themed rager to binge-watching Netflix and snacking from American flag plates. But wait — don’t make
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