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The best of Fourth of July pop culture patriotism

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“The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” are two of Comedy Central’s instant classics.

They also personify the First Amendment and all it entails.

The words that were crafted on July 4, 1776 ring true every night when Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert take their varied stab at the political and cultural news of the day. When it comes to American light-hearted political discussion with the truth as the beneficiary, “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Robert” are a one-two punch for American pride. 

Oh, you two make us proud to be an American

Arriving with a rebel yell mirroring the country in its title


Green Day’s “American Idiot” is again proof positive of the power of free speech.

When the album became the group’s biggest selling work of its career, they had made more than a landmark American record, the group from the Bay Area found themselves as the unlikely voice of opposition for a movement yet to form.

Whether you agree with their views or not, “American Idiot,” “Holiday” and the other army of hits are each anthems of rock and roll, the quintessential American creation.

Next up in our salute the pop culture creations that make us most proud of the red, white and blue is the surprise joy of “Dick.”

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