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Abraham Lincoln

5 Presidential Candidates From Illinois Who Didn't Make It to the White House

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.23.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Ulysses S. Grant, and Abraham Lincoln all lived in Illinois before they made the White House their home. However, some candidates were not so lucky, and many of these Illinoisans' names have been lost to history.

The Fall of Atticus Finch

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 07.16.2015 | Books
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel and all of us should have remembered that. Novelists get to create the world that they want. Atticus was a fictional character but we needed him to be different.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' and the Inclusive Future Of American History

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts
Ian Reifowitz

If people see their ancestral experience integrated -- not just mentioned in a checklist kind of way, but fully integrated into the larger narrative -- then they are far more likely to see that larger narrative of American history as something that speaks to them.

This Land Is Your Land -- Can a Democracy Be All It Can Be Without the Possibility of Property Ownership for All?

Christopher Phillips | Posted 07.12.2015 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

Jefferson believed that the common good and the individual good are interlaced. If so, then society itself suffers right along with the individuals that comprise it when they are left out. In America today, home ownership is increasingly out of reach of ordinary Americans.

Who Owns Democracy? The Great Debate

Harry Boyte | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Harry Boyte

Over the coming long months of public focus on elections, we need to talk about who owns democracy and what it means. College and university campuses, as well as other sites, have potential to be venues.

8 Reasons Your Success Is Inevitable

Benjamin Hardy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Benjamin Hardy

When you commit to a dream, your life is forced to change. Your growth forces the egg you're in to crack. You've outgrown it. You're ready to fly.

Was Obama's Eulogy the Best Piece of Presidential Theology Since Lincoln's Second Inaugural?

Rev. Stephen Kendrick | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion
Rev. Stephen Kendrick

Presidents do not generally aim for religious transcendence, much less attempt to plumb the purposes of God, but Obama's eulogy was undergirded by another president's difficult grappling with the meaning of overwhelming violence.

What I, Leann Rimes and Johnny Depp Have in Common

Cecilie Aslaksen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Cecilie Aslaksen

What do little me have in common with a whole bunch of celebrities? Well, let me tell you a little bit about me, and then I'll give you the answer. O...

History's Great Thinkers Tell You How To Get Happy

CNN | Amy Roberts | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

(CNN) -- It's almost like clockwork: Just when things in our lives are going well, a problem at work or school or with a loved one will crop up to bri...

Monuments to Mendacity

Mark Benoit | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Mark Benoit

The Southern states in American seem to have a propensity for erecting monuments to traitors, and by the fact that these various statues, reliefs, markers and other forms of memorialization exist, it also seems that those who should have stood in opposition failed at their duty to the truth.

Julia Craven

The Civil War Was About Slavery. Confederate Leaders Were Very Clear.

HuffingtonPost.com | Julia Craven | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

Symbols of the Confederacy are an inescapable fact of life in Southern states. The Confederate flag is displayed prominently near the South Carolina s...

Eleanor Roosevelt, The First Lady Of Gay Rights

Marc Peyser | Posted 06.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Marc Peyser

Eleanor Roosevelt deserves to be a gay icon -- even if she was 100 percent straight. Homosexuality may have been stigmatized, even criminalized, during her lifetime, but that didn't stop her from befriending gay women regardless of what people thought of them or her.

21 Eye-Opening and Offbeat Things to Do in Vermont

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Though most identified with maple syrup and green mountains, the New England state of Vermont also gave rise to the spirit of land conservation, the Morgan Horse, and a slew of other surprising world-renowned institutions and people -- including Robert Frost and Grandma Moses.

'Running Hot and Cold'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.10.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a guy who is usually in hot water, which I am using as an excuse for all my wrinkles, I recently found myself in the unusual situation of being in hot water because there was no hot water.

Judicial Equality and Its Critics: Dispelling the Myth of Majoritarianism

Evan Bernick | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Do we have three co-equal branches of government, or does the judiciary occupy second-class status?

The Trials of Freedom: The First Slave Freed by Lincoln - 20 Years before the Civil War

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.03.2015 | Books
O'Brien Browne

Carl Adams' book, Nance: Trials of the First Slave Freed by Abraham Lincoln, has just been honored with the Illinois State Historical Society Award of Merit for Scholarship and Creativity. I recently interviewed Adams at his home in Stuttgart, Germany.

The Last Full Measure of Devotion

David Glanzer | Posted 05.26.2015 | HuffPost Home
David Glanzer

As I understand it Memorial Day began out of the conflict of the Civil War. An effort to acknowledge the sacrifice of all those who perished in what was, at the time, the costliest loss of American life to war.

Confederate History Month: An Embarrassing Abomination

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Virginia all participate in this misguided paean to a troubling past. No, this is not the continuation of some long-standing tradition, but amazingly a creature of modern politics starting in 1994.

Sam Stein

Abraham Lincoln Is Our Most Beloved President, But What If He Had Lived?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This Tuesday was the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln –- a somber moment marked by expressions of reverence f...

Lincoln, Lynching, and the Long Way Home

Byron Williams | Posted 06.15.2015 | Black Voices
Byron Williams

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago this month was the precursor to the domestic terrorism that would be unleashed on black Americans for the next century.

Groan-Inducing Goof By Senate Republicans On Lincoln's Assassination

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

Tuesday marked 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. The Senate GOP decided to pay homage to the fallen president with a tweet h...

8 Things You Didn't Know About Abraham Lincoln's Funeral

Lisa Singh | Posted 06.14.2015 | Travel
Lisa Singh

The small town of Springfield, Illinois is gearing up for a global event. April 15 marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, and local community leaders are busy preparing to reenact the historic procession in his adopted home state of Illinois.

Honoring President Abraham Lincoln's Life in the Middle of the Deep South

John A. Tures | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

President Lincoln may have died before he could have brought the North and South together, but 150 years after his death, his spirit still lives on, even in places you once couldn't imagine it would.

Things You Didn't Know About Abraham Lincoln's Assassination

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.14.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

April 15 marks the 150th anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln, and while most Americans know the history of his assassination, some o...

On The 150th Anniversary Of Lincoln's Death, See Him Like You've Never Seen Him Before

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal & Paige Lavender | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

April 15, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's death. Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washin...