The appearance a hot dish on your doorstep does more than relieve the burden of meal preparation. It says someone is looking out for you.
Distrust of the irreligious has been commonplace in the American political discourse from the founding.
After Donald Trump's victory, a scholar says the biblical prophets can help show us the way forward: Just as there is no peace without justice, there is no healing without grief.
To mark Independence Day, an Australian perspective on why - 180 years on - Alexis de Tocqueville's classic political text is a must-read.