Thanks for joining us this Independence Day! We hope you’re enjoying the barbecue and fireworks. President Donald Trump has said the fireworks display in D.C. will be “the show of a lifetime,” but of course, it hasn’t come without controversy. Some have knocked the idea of a “military parade.” Today we’ll consider what kind of July Fourth celebration is most fitting with the American tradition. But first, we’ll play a historic Fourth of July speech from President Ronald Reagan.

We also cover these stories:

  • Trump contradicts the Department of Commerce on the 2020 census, says he is “absolutely moving forward” with the citizenship question.
  • Iran warns Europe it will increase uranium enrichment even further if a new deal isn’t reached.
  • A judge blocks the Trump administration’s policy keeping asylum-seekers detained.

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