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Lessons from the Single Biggest Execution in American History

In the face of great anger and violence, Abraham Lincoln and an influential Episcopalian bishop sought reason and mercy.

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What Presidents Really Believe about God

Historian Michael Beschloss explores the differences between what presidents say about religion and what they actually believe.

A United States for nonbelievers?

JEWEL SAMAD AFP/GETTY IMAGES US President Barack Obama takes the oath of office in front of First Lady Michelle Obama … Continued

Beyond faith in guns

Scott Olson GETTY IMAGES Students learn how to grip a pistol during an NRA Basic Pistol Course at Freddie Bear … Continued

‘Lincoln’ rekindles equality

PHOTO BY DAVID JAMES Still of Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln. Photo by David James, SMPSP – © 2012 – DreamWorks … Continued

Thanksgiving?

AP President Obama, with daughters Sasha, center, and Malia, right, carries on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from … Continued

A day devoted to gratitude

REUTERS The skyline of Manhattan is seen at twilight in New York, March 19, 2011. Under the green aerial are … Continued

Wisdoms for Obama on Diwali

AFP/GETTY IMAGES An Indian Sikh devotee lights oil lamps at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Nov. 13, 2012, on … Continued

A Holocaust film that must be seen

Countries, like individuals, have sinister histories from which they cannot escape. At best, they may be able to come to … Continued

Why we need the National Prayer Breakfast

            It’s easy to be cynical about Washington. I was born in this city and even I occasionally throw up … Continued