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Abraham Lincoln

Countdown to Emancipation and the End of Slavery in the United States

Alan Singer | Posted 11.14.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

As we prepare to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation, it is important to remember that some of our most prominent and honored Americans did not believe in human equality and rights for all.

Future of Film: Resurrecting Abe Lincoln's Bodyguard (Via Twitter)

Tribeca | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment

What happens when a 19th century bodyguard is sent 150 years into the future to help with an indie film's marketing campaign? He holsters his gun and sits down at the keyboard: meet Ward Hill Lamon.

Bill Clinton to Treasury

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Today the economic pain in the nation is real, but for many Americans there has been an economic recovery. America has come a long way since Obama took office.

Conservatives Seek to Celebrate the Constitution by Undermining It

Doug Kendall | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As long as conservatives believe they can win elections by changing the ground rules, the battle over voting rights will continue. And as long as conservatives are weaponizing the Constitution for political purposes, progressives must aggressively tell our own story about the Constitution.

The Lincoln Conspiracy

Posted 09.10.2012 | Books

The following is the first chapter of "The Lincoln Conspiracy" (Ballantine Books, $26), a new historical thriller by Timothy L. O'Brien, Executive Edi...

Obama's Path

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

President Barack Obama accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party with a humble, values-oriented appeal to the voters who elected him in 2008.

'Not All Republicans are Islamophobes But All Islamophobes are Republicans'

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 10.31.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Islamophobia in America is not innate. Rather it's the fruit of a decade long hysteria against Muslims generated by a largely Republican machine comprised of Republican pundits, conservative funders, media conglomerates and fiery politicians.

If Historical Figures Had Posted on Facebook...

John Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Napoleon: Hey guys, has anyone ever been to Elba?

Abraham Lincoln's 9 Favorite Poems

Posted 08.23.2012 | Books

Originally posted on If Abraham Lincoln's leadership is any indication of his ability to navigate America's complex cultural landscape, ...

Was Abraham Lincoln an Atheist?

Quora | Posted 10.20.2012 | Religion

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Graeme Shimmin, Freelance Writer/Novelist Short answer: probably (at least up to 1862).Longer answe...

11 True Presidential Spin-Offs of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment
Nicholas Ferroni

With the recent success of shows like Ancient Aliens and films such as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, it's safe to assume that nothing is off limits...

Happy 151st Birthday, Federal Income Tax!

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Thanks, Federal government, for the funny circular scar on my arm from my childhood vaccination. It means that I, and a lot of other kids, didn't get polio and wind up severely disabled or dead. Don't think I don't appreciate it. And thanks for the Internet I'm using right now.

Gore Vidal: Remembering A Brilliant, Controversial Legend of the Sort We Don't Foster Any More

William Bradley | Posted 10.03.2012 | Books
William Bradley

The current scene isn't producing writers like Gore Vidal, one of the towering writers and cultural figures of the post-World War II era. So his passing Tuesday in Los Angeles, where he lived most of the past decade, marks a sad cultural milestone.

Hey, Sarah Palin! Some "Marxists" Here Want a Word With You

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A well funded network of right-wing extremists wants to make it socially and politically impossible to express the ideals that made this country great. One of those extremists, Sarah Palin, appeared on their billionaire-funded network this week to attack Elizabeth Warren.

8 U.S. Presidents Who Ran Their Own Businesses (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.19.2012 | Small Business

Mitt Romney has said more than once that his private sector experience will help him reinvigorate America's stagnant economy. The Republican nomin...

A Ticket to Ride: High-Speed Rail Moves Forward on a Historic (and Bumpy) Track in California

William Bradley | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Last Friday's narrow passage of legislation authorizing the beginning of construction of the first high-speed rail system in America was a dramatic moment many years in the making.

WATCH: Obama Gives Shout-Out To His GOP 'Homeboy'

Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

In the 1,600-person crowd at President Obama's Tuesday campaign stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, one attendee stood out. "Abraham Lincoln is in the hous...

Obama Gives Shout-Out To His 'Homeboy' Abe Lincoln

Marion Patch | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

What would you do if you got to meet Abe Lincoln? If you are President Obama, you give a shout-out to your 'homeboy' and add him to your roster of end...

Are We Now a One-Party System?

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

The Progressive Republican Party of Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln is long dead and buried. For the past 40 years, their crude replacements have conducted an unrelenting assault on our nation's democracy, values, humanity and rights.

GOP Hopes USA Fails

Brent Budowsky | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Never in the history of the nation has any great party dreaded good news for America the way Republicans do today.

Jane Austen in Saudi Arabia: What Books You Read Say About You

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 09.04.2012 | Books
Rym Tina Ghazal

There is something comforting about looking at bookshelves filled with volumes that you have read. And there is no feeling worse than when the shelves are full and you have to throw out or donate some of the books.

David Lohr

NOT SO HONEST: Abe Lincoln Bank Robber Wanted By FBI | David Lohr | Posted 07.02.2012 | Crime

The Abraham Lincoln look-alike pictured here is no zombie slayer or vampire hunter, but he is responsible for the recent robbery of a Houston bank, ac...

I'm With Stupid: A Bunch of Random Stuff I Learned in Europe

Todd Hartley | Posted 09.01.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I brought with me a few tidbits and observations about life across the pond that I will now share with you whether you're interested in them or not.

Original Copy Of Historic Document Sells For Millions

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — A rare original copy of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation sold Tuesday at a New York auction for more than $2 mil...

Crystal Bell

Are Vampires Real? (Serious Question) | Crystal Bell | Posted 06.24.2012 | Entertainment

In "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith and director Timur Bekmambetov set out to make a genre film that was rooted in b...