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Don’t judge the Trump presidency before it begins

(By Jaimie Erker, 1776 Scholar) “The event is the most deplorable one that has happened in the history of the country,” as reported by the Richmond Dispatch. The Mississippian’s headline read: “The Deed’s Done – Disunion

Our racial tragedy as Lincoln saw it

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow)  If we define tragedy as a crucible of human pain where vast forces collide and blame is unclear, the centuries-long ordeal of black and white in America is exactly that.

Lincoln and the unfinished work

(Centennial Fellow) It’s Lincoln’s birthday tomorrow, and here’s why that still matters as we near the 150th anniversary of his tragic death: According to Lincoln, to understand America, you needed first to understand the Declaration

Does God or government deserve your Thanksgiving?

Do you thank God or government for the circumstances of your life? It’s a relevant question as Americans approach Thanksgiving. The answer was clear to the extraordinary leaders who laid the groundwork for the colonies,