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Feb 20

Two cheers for the presidency



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As America remembers her greatest presidents, it’s worth reflecting on the presidency itself, both to celebrate its glories and to ponder its glitches.



Feb 20

The Great Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln…or Martin Luther King, Jr.?



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In the fictional “Killing Lincoln,” Bill O’Reilly touts Lincoln as our best president. In part, that accolade is based on the perception of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.



Feb 20

50th anniversary of John Glenn’s Mercury spaceflight



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Fifty years ago today, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth, riding a rocket that had a nasty tendency to blow up.



Feb 17

This week and the Constitution: CPAC, civility, and Springsteen



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The Constitution is a big buzzword for Election 2012, and more than ever, citizens, pundits, and politicians are turning to the Constitution for answers–and sometimes ammunition, as they try to prove the Constitution is on their side.



Feb 17

Let freedom sing: Springsteen’s five best protest songs



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In exploring the quest for the American ideal, Bruce Springsteen has used the freedom of expression to make powerful comments on his country, government and the lives of “We the People.”