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Abraham Lincoln

Americans: 'Our Crown Jewel National Park System Worth $92 BILLION to Us!'

Audrey Peterman | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

Let us demand of Congress that they allocate the budget required by the Park Service to appropriately care for our Crown Jewels.

Trump Confirms He's A Hamiltonian; Invokes Lincoln's Protectionist Fallacies

Tom Mullen | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Tom Mullen

Is Donald Trump reading this blog? If so, he's not grasping that Trump Isn't Hitler; He's Hamilton and Reality Check: Trump's Platform is Identical to Lincoln's weren't meant to be supportive of his mercantilist economic ideas. Maybe that's on me, the writer.

Guns, Terrorists, And The Constitution

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If America does have a consensus that we're all basically OK with the concept of governmental blacklists, and that we further approve of curtailing constitutional rights for people on such lists, then it should be relatively easy to get the necessary votes in Congress and the statehouses.

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's 'What Would Lincoln Do?' Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.

Reality Check: Trump's Platform is Identical to Lincoln's

Tom Mullen | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Tom Mullen

Donald Trump's criticism of Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel is only the latest of his positions decried by the Republican Party establishment. They've opposed...

The Death of the Party of Lincoln

Jason P. Steed | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Jason P. Steed

For Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, getting his candidate into the White House is all that matters -- no matter how racist and divisive that candidate might be. And so, with this, we can mark the official death of the party of Lincoln.

The Buck Never Stops at Donald Trump

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Trump wants to run the government but doesn't feel he's accountable for paying the taxes necessary to run the government or, for example, to cover the cost of federal benefits for those veterans he claims he loves so much.

The Eunuch Who Killed John Wilkes Booth

Rodney Wilson | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Rodney Wilson

John Wilkes Booth's life on the run was over. The twenty-six-year-old actor-assassin had turned a Virginia tobacco barn into a stage upon which to give his final performance.

Sidney Blumenthal: 'Nativism And Racism Are At The Core Of Trump's Appeal. Without It There Is No Trump.'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidante of Hillary Clinton, said Thursday that Donald Trump's appeal to racism and nativism within the ...

WATCH LIVE: Fmr. Clinton Aide Sidney Blumenthal Looks Back On Lincoln's History

HuffPost | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.02.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Journalist and Clinton confidante Sidney Blumenthal joins HuffPost's Ryan Grim to discuss his new book, A Self-Made Man, which is the first of his mul...

Teaching Democracy in an Era of Anti-Democratic 'Democracies'

Alan Singer | Posted 05.31.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

In the United States, an expressed goal of education is the creation of an active citizenry committed to democratic values. Promoting democratic values means that teachers need to be involved in developing antiracist, nonsexist curricula that allow students to explore social contradictions.

What Would George Washington Do?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

What we observe today with Donald Trump as a nominee, and Mitch McConnell obstructing our Constitution by blocking Obama's candidate for the Supreme Court, is an echo of past times in which our country has seen the ugly side of ideological extremism.

Slavery in Recent American Films: "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"

Volney Gay | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Volney Gay

In "Lincoln" (2012), Stephen Spielberg showed us a noble president, fighting against slavery. The story is clear; right and wrong are distinct; Lincol...

A Mother is the Truest Friend

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Siobhan Kukolic

How can one day be enough to celebrate the person who fueled your soul, taught you how to dream and reminded you that you always had wings, you just needed to take a chance and fly?

What Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Means to an Immigrant

Merima Trako | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Merima Trako

My recent trip to Washington, D.C. had me thinking about how I fit into the fabric of American life. Ever since the fatal date of September 11th, 2001 I have been at odds about whether I feel truly at home living in America.

Big Boys Should Cry

Sheridan Kesselman | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Sheridan Kesselman

So women, support your man when he seems to need to cry. Encourage him, and reinforce this behavior so he continues to express his feelings. That opens the door to talk about emotions and should help him become a more sharing man as well as more openly expressive of feelings.

Harriet Tubman VS. Abraham Lincoln

William Duggan | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
William Duggan

The North was overwhelmingly against slavery and opposed its spread to the West, but did not favor ending slavery in the South by force. The Underground Railroad changed that.

Procrastinators Delight (But Not for Too Long)!

Fiona Ma | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Fiona Ma

If you're just starting to go through your drawers to find your w-2s, 1099s and your forgotten password to your tax software, you can breathe a little easier this tax season. We can thank Honest Abe for giving us three extra days for "some of us" to get our acts together.

Floated From Atop Trump Tower, The Donald's "Team of Rivals" Cabinet

Murray Forseter | Posted 04.14.2016 | Comedy
Murray Forseter

Ensconced in his aerie in Trump Tower high above Fifth Avenue, Donald Trump has been poring over a copy of Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals, searching for ideas how he could emulate "the political genius of Abraham Lincoln."

Ted Cruz the Closer

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Cruz kept his powder dry in the earlier primaries and caucuses, refusing to get caught up in the name calling and sniping that characterized much of the campaign. He was an outstanding college debater, but so far his debate performances during the primaries has been unremarkable. Instead, he has focused on winning delegates with charm, wit and deceit.

Slavery in Recent American Films: "Lincoln"

Volney Gay | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Volney Gay

Because Lincoln and King represent our better selves we idealize them. Persons who lived through the news of the assassination of either man (deaths that made them martyrs) remember the suffering each death caused for those who loved them.

On Trump

Mark Joseph | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Mark Joseph

Donald Trump is indeed a throwback to an earlier era, not to a Hitler or Mussolini I would argue, but rather to a pre-1960's style of American leadership-the kind of robust take-no-prisoners attitude that characterized powerful American leaders like Generals Douglas MacArthur and George Patton

'A Friend of Mr. Lincoln' by Stephen Harrigan

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 03.30.2016 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

From its first pages, "A Friend of Mr. Lincoln" dives into the terrain of mortality and legacy, of friendship and the yearnings of youthful ambition that later become painful to reflect upon.

Trumped

William Bradley | Posted 03.21.2016 | Media
William Bradley

If those establishment Republicans who really do want to stop Donald Trump also want to beat Hillary Clinton, their options have narrowed to just about one.

Hillary Tells it Like it Is ...

Tim Arnold | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Tim Arnold

"We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business..." So said Hillary Clinton at a town hall meeting in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday night, 13 March -- creating an uproar amongst conservative Republicans, adding fuel to the raging fire Donald Trump was already fanning.