My turn: Politicians’ sincerity suspect

We’ve all heard, ad infinitum, U.S. politicians end speeches with “God Bless America.” Often a heartfelt message of consociation, sometimes it seems more like rote pandering. When foreign leaders intone God’s blessing, we may even feel less than benevolent. What, specifically, does the phrase mean? Disregarding the obvious contentions about the existence and nature of [...]