Fireworks light up the sky over the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol on July 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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Independence Day 2014

MaddowBlog will probably be pretty quiet today in honor of the 4th of July.
 
That said, I’ll be around and may jump back in with some content if there’s a major, unexpected news development.
 
Looking ahead, readers should also expect relative silence over the weekend – our Saturday feature, “This Week in God,” will return a week from tomorrow, on July 12 – barring a major breaking news story. We’ll return to the normal schedule on Monday morning. In the meantime, this can serve as an open thread.
 
Have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Independence Day 2014