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'Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Spin-Offs (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Patke | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment

There's been a lot of talk about the upcoming "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" movie, not least of all because the premise sounds slightly absurd and...

WATCH: Conan Visits Abe Lincoln Museum

Posted 06.18.2012 | Comedy

Did you know that before he was the star of a Daniel Day-Lewis/Steven Spielberg movie, and well before he was a vampire hunter, Abraham Lincoln was ac...

The Enlightenment Divides American Politics

William Bradley | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

There is no shortage of political divides in this era of angry politics. But one of the most fundamental of all is between those who favor the Enlightenment and those who oppose it.

WATCH: What Are You Doing With That Ax, Abe?

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 06.14.2012 | Entertainment

As we approach a heated presidential election, there's been a lot of talk about what makes a great president. It turns out that Abraham Lincoln, the 1...

Presidents vs. Fantasy Creatures

Paul Ratner | Posted 08.10.2012 | Entertainment
Paul Ratner

As America is bracing itself for elections and the release of the new film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, I thought of some other presidents who were probably fighting fantasy monsters on our behalf.

Report On Lincoln's Fatal Shooting Revealed

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The first doctor to reach President Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in a Washington theater rushed to his ceremonial box and fo...

Could Lincoln, Nebraska Be The Gettysburg Of Gay Rights?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 08.04.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

If the citizens of Lincoln vote to enshrine fairness in their charter, this city could become a pivot point in the last great civil rights movement in America: the campaign to end legalized bigotry against people whose sexual orientation differs from the majority.

A New "American System"

Fred Bauer | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Fred Bauer

The "American System" has the following insight: The American economy cannot flourish over the long term with merely the financial and resource extraction sectors. American prosperity was built upon the nurturing of human capital.

Cast LOL and Emoticons From Your Lexicon

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 07.23.2012 | Comedy
Nick Kolakowski

There is a very special place in hell reserved for whoever created the emoticon. Nor can we blame the scourge solely on text messaging and e-mail: as far back as the 19th century.

How Lincoln Used Words To Get His Way

Posted 05.18.2012 | Books

Excerpted with permission from Words Like Loaded Pistols: Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama by Sam Leith (Basic Books, $26.99). Available from Basic Bo...

The Great Populist Wave

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

At this moment, in our land, it is time for the true champions of the 99 percent to launch the largest voter registration, mobilization and turnout campaign in the history of freedom.

LBJ, Two Stories

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

It would be a colossal bit of hubris to suggest that Robert Caro needs any help from me in researching Lyndon Johnson's presidency from 1964-68, but I have two good stories about that period, and I'd like to get them on Huffington before the book comes out.

When Presidents, Cowboys and Scientists Agree

Richard Alley | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
Richard Alley

Parts of America are powered by technologies that Abraham Lincoln advocated more than a century and a half ago. But some in our country are weakened by failure to appreciate another, even more powerful idea that Lincoln also promoted.

'Pawn Stars': Rare Abraham Lincoln Campaign Token

Posted 04.24.2012 | TV

The "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on History) found themselves face-to-face with a piece of political history Monday night. Rick Harrison identifi...

You Can Now Own Abe Lincoln's Opera Glasses

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2012 | Money

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (Reuters) - The opera glasses carried by U.S. president Abraham Lincoln when he was assassinated in 1865 will be auctioned lat...

Was Abraham Lincoln Gay?

Posted 04.20.2012 | Gay Voices

If the old adage that you "haven't made it until the gay rumors start" is true, then Jessie J. can rest easy this week. The British pop star, who i...

Common Core, What Is It Good For?

Alan Singer | Posted 06.19.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

An article in Newsday reports on Long Island, New York schools trying to implement common core standards. But as you read the article, more questions arise about the "common core" than are answered.

Slaves In D.C. Set Free 150 Years Ago Today

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 04.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This year, the rest of the nation may know Emancipation Day as that day that gives you a little bit more breathing room to file your tax...

Sub Party In The U.S.A.

Posted 04.09.2012 | Arts

Eric Yahnker's exhibition "Party Sub / Sub Party" presents a playful look at the United States in a time when celebs, sports and sandwiches rule. ...

At 'Big Tent' Politics, Lincoln Was the Best

Grant Calder | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Grant Calder

Succeeding at "big tent" politics requires a sense of timing and flexibility. Some refer to the latter as "flip-flopping," but only when their opponents do it.

Plenty of Nothing

John O'Toole | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
John O'Toole

For Democrats and Independents, this GOP nomination sideshow is almost over. Now comes the hard part: working hard to make sure our National Anthem doesn't become "Send In The Clowns."

Mary Todd Lincoln's Insanity To Be 'Retried'

Posted 03.23.2012 | Chicago

Former First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln, will be "retried" for insanity this fall in Illinois. According to the Associated Pre...

C-SPAN Is America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Brent Budowsky

While our politics have become a shouting match of pander and slander, name-calling and talking points, celebrity media and instant misanalysis, C-SPAN shines as an exemplar of what a free press in a free nation should be.

John Wilkes Booth Bobbleheads Pulled From Lincoln Museum

Posted 03.15.2012 | Chicago

Springfield, Ill.'s Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library this week pulled controversial John Wilkes Booth bobblehead dolls from their gift shop shelves ...

When Buying a Gun Becomes Easier Than Voting

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Does anyone seriously believe that the vision of our Founders was that guys who carry a gun on their hips 24/7 are "super-citizens" with greater political rights than senior citizens, minorities, the impoverished?