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Abraham Lincoln

Confederate History Month: An Embarrassing Abomination

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.22.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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.

Laura Barron-Lopez

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 04.18.2015 | 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 04.12.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 04.12.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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.