NPR helps us remember the words of The Declaration of Independence by broadcasting a reading every year. After you listen, take a look at the finalists’ entries in Slate’s contest to shorten the Declaration to Twitter length. I think you’ll find some of the entries vivid and refreshing. (If you watch HBO, you might also find some inspiration in a broadcast of actors, leaders, and students reading the Declaration, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.) A wonderful holiday to you all.