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Commentary: What would Lincoln do? America's 16th president navigated times even more polarized than today's

Abraham Lincoln, who was born 210 years ago this month, was president during an era even more rancorous and polarized than our own. Yet he managed to navigate it - not in a way that pleased everyone or made him popular, but rather by keeping the good of the country always in his sights. His path has lessons for today's leaders.

Lincoln's political philosophy consisted

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