Lincoln

Tonight, millions of Americans and people from other nations will be tuning into as Obama and Romney go head to head in the first of three presidential debates. In case you haven’t noticed each has poured praise on the others debating skills in a the usual effort to lower the public’s expectations for his own […]

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“At 4:30 a.m. on April 12, 1861, a single mortar round was fired on Fort Sumter, S.C., and the Civil War began. By the time it ended in 1865, approximately 620,000 soldiers’ lives had been lost, and America had changed in profound, immutable ways. One hundred and fifty years later, we’re still examining why.” – […]

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