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On This Day-Mar 4th-Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln’s own words best convey the spirit and purpose of the Republic, and provide context for today’s tumult: “I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection.”

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Posted in Foreign Affairs Headlines

Four Myths About Afghanistan

Afghanistan. The Graveyard of Empires. Here are four commonly held myths about a place that if anything bears out the one universal human truth: that…

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Posted in Elections Headlines Politics

The Undiscovered Country

Some thoughts on Barack Obama’s second inaugural address. First, while I really didn’t pay much attention to his first – as a rule, most of…

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Posted in Elections Headlines Politics Religion

A Renewed Hope: Inauguration 2013

In January of 2009, when Barack Obama was first inaugurated as our president, I didn’t like him.  I felt that he had snaked a job…

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