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Abraham Lincoln

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...

See Ford's Theatre Then And Now

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

April 14, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of the shooting of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. ...

What Makes Abraham Lincoln Such a Radical Politician Even Today?

David Bromwich | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
David Bromwich

Why was Abraham Lincoln murdered? The popular understanding of his character makes the question surprisingly hard to answer. We have been taught to regard Lincoln as a clear-headed statesman, an exemplar of the spirit of reconciliation.

Top 25 Things to Do in Northern Virginia

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

It's almost 1 a.m. on a Thursday night in March and Sally Struthers has us all in stitches. She's midway through an eight week stint in the musical 9 To 5 at the Riverside Center Dinner Theater in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and if this evening is any indication,

A Century of Progress

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 06.06.2015 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

Ever hear of Oscar DePriest? He made history a hundred years ago Monday. Few today remember him, but a hundred years ago, on April 6, 1915, Oscar DePriest made history, becoming the first African-American elected alderman in Chicago.

Abraham Lincoln, American Moses

Louise Mirrer | Posted 06.01.2015 | Religion
Louise Mirrer

Following Lincoln's death, New York became the nation's center for enshrining Lincoln's legacy for the ages. It is, for that reason, particularly fitting that Lincoln and the Jews be on view at New-York Historical during this year's 150th anniversary of his assassination.

Aaron Schock Addresses Congress for the Last Time

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.30.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock delivered his final speech in Congress Thursday, apologizing to those he had disappointed. Schock's moment of contrition came late in his six-minute farewell, delivered five days before his March 31 resignation date. Schock spent most of the speech discussing his accomplishments since joining the U.S. House in 2009.