What makes our future appear problematic is that what once united us now divides us. While Presidents Wilson and Truman declared us to be a "Christian nation," Christianity has been purged from our public life and sheds believers every decade. Atheism and agnosticism are growing rapidly, especially among the young.

Two efforts are underway to undermine state authorities who want to set their own rules for online gaming and lottery sales. The issue is a fixation of GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, whose bricks-and-mortar Las Vegas casinos are threatened by competition from online gambling.

The real news of Charlottesville is that if the confrontation had been handled properly, there would have been no news.

Union organizers don’t like to lose. But losing has become their frequent fate, most prominently in the southeastern portion of the United States.

With Korea back in the headlines, a look back at the Korean War is in order.

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