Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, a Timely Reminder of What Matters

Today, 19th November 2013, is the anniversary of the day 150 years ago when President Lincoln gave a short but perfect address to dedicate the Soldiers National Cemetery at Gettysburg towards the end of the Civil War. He thought it would be forgotten, but he was wrong.

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America’s Exceptionality?

The chiding by Putin to Americans that theirs is not an exceptional country has precipitated anger and denial, just as his indirect reference to Britain’s present irrelevance in the world annoyed David Cameron and many Britons just before.

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Bradley Manning Helping Us Choose Our Way

While the guilty verdict delivered yesterday on Bradley Manning was inevitable and expected, many hearts in many places will have been dismayed by the news, though for others, who consider him a traitor and deserving the death penalty, it will not have been enough. It is a sad affair, but one that helps you and me see and choose our own way.

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America’s Day of Choice

Putting aside party loyalty, it is not an easy choice for America today as her people vote for the man to head the most difficult presidency of recent times.

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Sandy, an Elemental Tragedy?

For now, the events of Monday night seem like an elemental tragedy which continues as the great storm of 2012, Sandy, leaves her powerful imprint across America.

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The Full Moon and Hurricane Sandy

The moon will be full today just as the effects of Hurricane Sandy are being felt in the United States, and it is no coincidence that she will be in Scorpio.*

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