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Abraham Lincoln

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Disgraced Congressman Compares Himself To Lincoln In Farewell Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), who plans to resign next week amid a mounting ethics scandal, compared himself to Abraham Lincoln in a farew...

From Selma to Ferguson: How Far? Not Far Enough

James Meyerson | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
James Meyerson

It was for a jury of citizens, in a public trail, to judge whether Officer Wilson's justification defense was trustworthy and viable; and ultimately for a jury of citizens to render final judgment about whether Wilson should be held accountable for the death of Michael Brown.

Who Owns American Debt?

Scott Baker | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Scott Baker

The popular Netflix series, House of Cards, perpetuated the myth of a finite money supply with this weekend's release of Season 3. But if President Underwood really wanted to stimulate the economy, he'd have a plan in mind.

Connected Criticism

Martin Marty | Posted 03.02.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

Quoting Amos may seem arcane and irrelevant, but it is clear and relevant, as it throws light on a perennial controversy, now rendered acute, in American life.

Founding Fathers: We Are Not a Christian Nation

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

As we witness yet again the brutal and bloody consequences of religious intolerance in the form of ISIS, we have a majority of Republicans pining for a Christian America. Proponents of converting the United States into a theocracy do not see the terrible parallel between religious excess in the Middle East and here at home.

Let Lincoln's Character Traits Guide You To Business Success

Emilia DiMenco | Posted 02.16.2015 | Small Business
Emilia DiMenco

The many positive character traits that Lincoln displayed have the ability to impact all of us, lead to greater entrepreneurial success and serve to inspire the next generation.

Which America Is Yours? A Proposed Four-Party Hogwarts Government

Kevin Walsh | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics
Kevin Walsh

What if all four parties could compete throughout the year for the right to run the government--but only through cooperation and co-existence not character assassination? Let's take a look at the four houses of Hogwarts and see if the ballot in November might look a little different than it does now.

7 Things You Didn't Know About Abraham Lincoln

Reboot Illinois | Posted 02.11.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

While almost every American could probably tell you some of the most prominent details of the life of Abraham Lincoln, such as his time living in a log cabin or the opening of the Gettysburg Address, there is still much most people don't know about the country's 16th president.

Abraham Lincoln and Food for Peace

William Lambers | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

As we celebrate President Abraham Lincoln's birthday this month, let's remember some of his lesser known roles too. Even long after his death, Lincoln's influence has continued in ways perhaps unexpected.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Steven's Court

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jerry Zezima

As a Connecticut Yankee born and bred -- or perhaps I should say born and white-bread, which is how most people think of Connecticut Yankees -- I have always loved history, not just because I am old enough to be historical myself, but because I could never do algebra.

Saturday Marks 150th Anniversary of Congress Outlawing U.S. Slavery

Free The Slaves | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Free The Slaves

January 31st marks a monumental moment in the history of slavery in the United States. On that date 150 years ago, the House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

Abraham Lincoln Memorabilia Up For Auction In Texas

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

By Marice Richter DALLAS, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia, including a lock of the 16th U.S president's...

Giving Every American Kid a Real Opportunity and Rising Above Achievement Gaps, Cheating, Bullying and School Shootings

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

For a nation that is increasingly becoming a majority of minorities, this system will not unite it or allow it to become one nation experiencing the power of its founding principles.

Andraé Crouch: An Artist for the Ages

Mark Joseph | Posted 03.20.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

"Now he belongs to the ages," was my first thought when I got the call that my friend Andraé Crouch had succumbed to the heart attack that felled him the week before. As grandiose as it may sound, he was a musical giant who may one day be fully appreciated in death in ways that sometimes eluded him in life.

Will Obama Be Lincoln or Everett?

Greg Honan | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Greg Honan

The scene is a familiar one: Gettysburg, November 1863. Almost five months after one of the bloodiest battle in the Civil War, a crowd gathered for the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery. One of America's finest speechmakers gave the oration. President Lincoln also spoke.

Martin Luther King Jr. in American Memory

Dr. Walter Greason | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Walter Greason

Martin Luther King Jr. conquered the challenge Abraham Lincoln outlined in his second inaugural address in 1865. No two human beings have defined freedom and the struggle for its achievement better.

Mario Cuomo's Legacy

Robert Slayton | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Cuomo's address was more than politics, it was part of an effort going back to our earliest immigrants, to delineate what America is by outlining our moral values.

Consent of the Governed

Daniel Davis | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Daniel Davis

A key way to begin restoring trust in the government will be for men and women with character, moral courage, and discipline to run for elected office.

Torture in America

Martin Marty | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

A micro-second or two after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Report on CIA Torture was released, a maxi-predictable reaction occurred.

Obama Africanus the First

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

No president in our nation's history has ever been castigated, condemned, mocked, insulted, derided, and degraded on a scale even close to the constantly ugly attacks on President Obama. From the day he assumed office -- indeed, even before he assumed office -- he was subjected to unprecedented insults in often the most hateful terms.

If She Runs Hillary Rodham Clinton Determines the 2016 Democratic Message

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

While Democrats debate the lack of a message and fight over what it should have been, they forget one major point: It is the presidential candidate who sets the party message in presidential election years.

Testing Our Nation in the Unfinished Work

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 01.31.2015 | Religion
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

As my daughter and I cut and chopped apples and pureed pumpkin I got to pretend -- for a millisecond -- that my Currier and Ives, Norman Rockwell-esqe existence was true ... and that others get to share it, as well. But I know the truth.

First Nighter: Frederick Douglass, Simon Wiesenthal and Mat Smart's 'Naperville' on Stages

David Finkle | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

More specifically, these five are all psychologically and physically damaged. What Smart is up to is constructing a play -- it's another intermissionless 90-minuter -- in which the impaired gather without realizing they're about to help one another heal.

Maryland's Emancipation and the Homecoming of Frederick Douglass

Paul Kendrick | Posted 01.20.2015 | Books
Paul Kendrick

Frederick Douglass had escaped slavery 26 years before, but when Maryland ended slavery, it took him only 16 days to return to Baltimore.

A Dream to Pursue

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

On Nov. 19, 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. It is one the most remarkable, if not the most remarkable, speeches in A...