Fireworks can torment veterans and survivors of gun violence with PTSD – here's how to celebrate with respect for those who served

Setting off fireworks may be fun for you, but for some of your neighbors it could be a traumatic experience.

Arash Javanbakht, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~7 min

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National parks – even Mount Rushmore – show that there's more than one kind of patriotism

President Trump is scheduled to appear at an Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore on July 3. For some, this event will symbolize love of country. Others will see it very differently.

Jennifer Ladino, Professor of English, University of Idaho • conversation
June 29, 2020 ~9 min

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