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Too Precious to Sacrifice

Some traditions count as too precious to sacrifice for the sake of partisan posturing. Looking ahead to Inauguration Day less than two months from now, activists on both sides seem ready to use the occasion to exalt or insult the...

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The Truth About Lincoln’s “Third-Party”

Howard Schultz—former CEO of Starbucks—has become the latest prominent public figure to succumb to the Third-Party Temptation, despite warnings that Third-Party or independent presidential candidates always lose. The common rejoinder...

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A Vile Attempt to Tarnish Lincoln

A group of students at University of Wisconsin used the recent Indigenous People’s Day to try to discredit Abraham Lincoln. They covered a monumental statue of the 16th President with derisive signs and staged a “Die-In”...

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American Miracles and Presidents’ Day

On the eve of Civil War, Abraham Lincoln concluded his First Inaugural Address with two sentences of incandescent eloquence: “Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory,...

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Cinematic Enchantment, For a Change

Occasionally, Hollywood releases diverting fare for kids but only rarely do family films qualify as dazzling works of art.  But Steven Spielberg’s The BFG—“The Big Friendly Giant”—is a gorgeous, touching enchantment, destined to...

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