NBC: The nine U.S. citizens killed in a brutal ambush in Mexico belonged to a fundamentalist Mormon group that had been touched by cartel violence before.
ReWire News: Nixon asked people to pray for him and ended with "God bless America" to remind the nation that he was religious and therefore moral, and thus either innocent or deserving of forgiveness. Trump is doing the same.
America: Is there an art of dying for empires, too? What if our political culture were to ask not just how we will cling to some version of greatness or be even greater, but how this country will enter its eventual post-great future?
Religion News Service: An increasing number of U.S. Muslims want guidance from religious instructors who they can understand linguistically and culturally.
Fast Company: A crop of presidential candidates is pushing proposals aimed at Americans who work hard but feel they're not getting their share of the pie.