REUTERS/Jim Bourg - Jeffrey Silverstone, dressed as "Uncle Sam," marches in the Takoma Park Independence Day parade during celebrations of the United States' Fourth of July Independence Day holiday in Takoma Park, Maryland July 4, 2012. Millions of Americans headed for parades and fireworks shows on Wednesday to mark a sweltering Fourth of July holiday, some even celebrating as the nation's founders did - without electricity. Parts of Takoma Park, a suburb of Washington, D.C., remained without power during the parade.

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Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 2015, John Hudak

This morning, FixGov saw its 1 millionth visit. With almost poetic coincidence, our blog—dedicated to providing insight on how to make American government function more effectively—crossed this milestone on the 4th of July.

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