By many measures, America is failing, and its people - in fact, the world - need the nuclear and military giant to turn itself around.
Understanding how unrest informed both early Christianity and the foundational stories of the United States can serve as a guide in this current period of turmoil.
The Insurrection Act of 1807 was not intended to be a national call to war against the American people.
In the last century, several South American countries faced coups, military dictatorships and social uprisings. Despite economic improvements in recent years, the continent remains mired in unrest.