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In tribal times, don't forget what unites us

As the heated debate over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court boils down to a simple question of which tribe will win, it's an excellent time to revisit Abraham Lincoln's reaction to signs that his nation was coming apart.

It would not be "some trans-Atlantic military giant" that threatens our political institutions, he said in a speech to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Ill., in 1838, 22 years before his presidency and

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