Lincoln knew doing the right thing required the right time

  • Article by: CASS R. SUNSTEIN , Bloomberg News
  • Updated: November 13, 2012 - 7:29 PM

It is fitting that Steven Spielberg's widely praised "Lincoln" has been released just as same-sex marriage has attracted close attention from both voters and the Supreme Court. More than any other American president, Abraham Lincoln thought deeply about the complex relationship between moral commitments and political constraints.

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