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Abraham Lincoln

A Call For Unity

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

The whole world is watching. It is waiting to see how the great American experiment unfolds. That experiment has been from the founding days of the na...

GOP Posts Fake Lincoln Quote, Twitter Appropriately Goes Nuts

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.12.2017 | Home

If we’ve learned one thing so far this year, it’s that not everything you see on the internet is true. The Republican National Committee celebrate...

The President's Voter Fraud Claims Could Alienate His Base

Jim Moore | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home
Jim Moore

President Trump has once again alleged widespread voter fraud during the 2016 election, claiming between three and five million illegal votes were cas...

The Role of Luck, Accidents and Misjudgments in Wars and Politics

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 01.23.2017 | Home
Jonathan Adelman

Luck, accidents and misjudgments, though often inglorious, have often proved important in wars and politics.

A Citizen Considers The Trump Inauguration (In The Guise Of A Man On The Street)

Bill Stieger | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home
Bill Stieger

Of course you're joking, America, right? America? This has all been a long and elaborate hoax the likes of which the world has never before seen. Righ...

Will Trump Be Presidential?

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.16.2017 | Home
Joe Peyronnin

Will the newly sworn in president speak of his genuine interest for uniting the country, which is rich with diverse cultures and beliefs?

Trump Needs To Learn From Lincoln

Shelley Bird | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Shelley Bird

Lack of self-awareness is a classic leadership Achilles' heel. The long road of failure is littered with leaders who lacked self-awareness

7 Historical Civil War Figures Who Don’t Have a Statue, But Deserve One

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home

Abraham Lincoln’s likeness in marble may be the most famous (some eight million people visited the Lincoln Memorial in DC last year), but even the C...

Newt Gingrich Admits Donald Trump Does Not Yet Have A Plan To Beat ISIS

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.25.2016 | Home

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich conceded that President-elect Donald Trump does not yet have a plan for defeating the Islamic State militant group....

Giving Thanks, Post-Election

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Arnold M. Eisen

This night will be one of watching, of widespread want, and--in many homes--of real anxiety. I look forward to giving thanks next November for a year of kindness, care, and hopes fulfilled.

Sport And Society For Arete -- Thanksgiving And Football

Richard Crepeau | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Richard Crepeau

As with all American traditions, if it happened once or twice it is one. Therefore I present my traditional Thanksgiving piece. Both the History of...

What #Pet for #Trump's White House?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey Bond between American Presidents and their pets has helped humanize both the Commander in Chief and animal. What though if the President...

Abraham Lincoln Reacts To Mike Pence's 'Terrible' Theater Experience

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.21.2016 | Home

On Friday, when theater-goers seeing “Hamilton” the musical were told that Vice President-elect Mike Pence was in attendance, they erupted in a mi...

The Unsurprisingly Surprising President-elect Donald Trump

William Bradley | Posted 11.09.2016 | Home
William Bradley

Well, as I wrote all along on the innumerable occasions when the media declared the race over (see my archive link below), this presidential election...


Paula Gordon | Posted 11.08.2016 | Home
Paula Gordon

Fear of clowns is known as coulrophobia. The prefix 'coulro' comes from the ancient Greek word for 'one who goes on stilts.' Early in the appallingly...

The Uncivil War Where Politics Count More Than Country

Carl Nettleton | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
Carl Nettleton

We have lost, somehow, the ability to merge our differences over issues into solutions that are better because of those differences.

Clinton, Trump, Aristotle & Other Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Tom Alderman

Q/ What do Donald Trump and the Galaxy Note 7 have in common? A/ Both are self-combustable. ______________________________________________________...

If Trump Had Been At Gettysburg In 1863

Michael Winship | Posted 10.23.2016 | Home
Michael Winship

Hard to imagine The Great Emancipator making wild charges and slurs as Trump does. In fact, can there be anything more ludicrous?

Letter To A Trump Supporter #4: Barack Obama's Christian Faith

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
Anthony W. Orlando

This is the fourth in my series of "Letters to a Trump Supporter," from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Continuing our co...

The Lincoln-Clinton-Trump Debate

Harold Holzer | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home
Harold Holzer

Wisely or not, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both managed to summon Abraham Lincoln to their furious dust-up at Washington University.

Stephen Colbert And Ghost Of Abraham Lincoln Analyze The Debate

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.27.2016 | Home

Honestly, Abe, you’re pretty funny. After watching the debate with “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert on Monday, the “ghost” of former Pre...

Lincoln 2016 - The Hofstra Address

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 09.26.2016 | Home
Robert S. McElvaine

Twelve score years ago our founders brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men...

What Should Replace the Republican Party?

John C. Wathey | Posted 09.25.2016 | Home
John C. Wathey

A Party Lobotomized Once the venerable party of Lincoln, the Republicans split off from the Whigs in 1854 to oppose slavery, and for a century sto...

An Open Letter from the Sixteenth President

Gary Jacobs | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home
Gary Jacobs

FROM: Abraham Lincoln TO: The American People LOCATION: Heaven My fellow Americans, I am writing this to you from Starbucks. Yes, we have them here....

The Best Way To Honor 9/11 Victims Is To Unite Our Fractured Country

Steve Siebold | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Steve Siebold

But 15 years later, where are we now? Are we a country united or one divided again? A look at the headlines and it's pretty clear the American sentiment of the post 9/11 days are sadly long forgotten. The 2016 race to the White House is a mockery.