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Abraham Lincoln

How Historically Accurate Is "Lincoln" the Movie?

Quora | Posted 01.27.2013 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matthew Pinsker, Historian and College Professor It's a mistake to worry about whether "Linc...

The Power of the President

Mike Lux | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

It's not just legal action that is important here either: the regulations being written right now under Dodd-Frank will go a long ways toward either helping or hurting our chances of getting back on the path to a strong economy.

A Family History Provides More Evidence That Lincoln Was Gay

Sylvia Rhue, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sylvia Rhue, Ph.D.

Many historians are quick to say that men shared beds due to a bed shortage and that surely Lincoln, the savior of the Union, could not have been gay. The impulse to make Lincoln absolutely heterosexual reflects a discernible societal discomfort with the complexities of human sexuality.

What 'Lincoln' Can Teach Us About Keeping Our Heads When All Around Us Are Losing Theirs

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

When our lives are based in fear, we cannot think and live in transformational ways; we are doomed to perpetuate the status quo. Rather than live a life of fear, Lincoln embodied an open-hearted, inclusive, love-based way of life that truly revolutionized this country.

Obama's Other Golden Hour

Christopher Holshek | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

In Obama's second term, there will be some things that can and should be fixed, while others will have to await their time. Obama will have to choose wisely, because his chances will be narrow and his political capital is limited -- unless we afford him more.

Gettysburg Redux

Saladin Ambar | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Saladin Ambar

And as Lincoln did at Gettysburg, President Obama can remind those that lost on the (electoral) battlefield, that they too are participants in the great and ongoing battle of democracy.

Family at Cliffside

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Let us pull the governing center back from the far right toward which it has drifted. And let us remember that the battle lines of the culture wars have cut across our own families. These are the first steps toward respecting one another as fellow members of the American family.

An Inconvenient Truth About Lincoln (That You Won't Hear from Hollywood)

Lynn Parramore | Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment
Lynn Parramore

Some of the most powerful corporations of Lincoln's time were wildly enriched by having a friend in one Abraham Lincoln.

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln Unveils the 'Mathematics' of Breaking Gridlock in Washington

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Ravi Chaudhary

The release of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln may have been intentionally delayed until after the presidential election. However its debut has unintentionally arrived in time to impact an event of equal political importance.

Lincoln Is Not a Movie For the Masses

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Lincoln is a classic that will stand the test of time. It will be a monument to the talents of Spielberg, Kushner, Day-Lewis and Field. Though it won't appeal to all, it will appeal to the ages.

Lincoln and Kennedy: Thanksgiving Vision for Obama

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Noel Irwin Hentschel

Families across our nation, east, west, and north, south, red or blue will gather or disperse this Thanksgiving in heightened contemplative mode. Can they converse civilly and charitably with their sister, brother, son or daughter, parent or grandparent about the direction of America?

Lincoln Obama and the Fiscal Cliff

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The "fiscal cliff' is not the 13th amendment. But it matters, a lot. Elegant theory will not keep us safe. Hard bargaining and old fashioned politics will. Don't blow it boys. Lincoln is watching.

Abraham Lincoln's Lessons for President Obama

Dan Glickman | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Great presidents get big things done by recognizing that continuous work with Congress is perhaps their foremost duty and best use of their time. It is a central element of their job description; notwithstanding that it is often part of their job that they least like doing. Other presidents like LBJ, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton understood that the tedious and often unpleasant work of engaging with Congress is the only way to lead this country forward. After all, the Founding Fathers created a system where the Congress and the Executive were co-equal branches of government. If President Obama follows the Lincoln model, he can truly be a great and historic president, and can change the course of history in economic policy, immigration, education and the other big issues of our time.

President Obama and the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Michael Tomaso | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Michael Tomaso

Next year, on November 19, 2013, we get to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the speech that set the moral compass for "a new birth of freedom."

Lincoln Film Offers Opportunity to Take a Deeper Look at Aspects of Lincoln's Presidency

Kate Kelly | Posted 01.19.2013 | Entertainment
Kate Kelly

For Americans, the mere mention of "Four score and seven years ago..." brings to mind President Lincoln giving the address he delivered at Gettysburg 149 years ago on November 19, 1863. But what else do we know about the occasion?

Sally Field to Steven Spielberg: "You're Wrong, Steven....You're Wrong"

92nd Street Y | Posted 01.19.2013 | Entertainment
92nd Street Y

Sally Field appeared in Reel Pieces with Annette Insdorf on November 13, 2012. In this clip, Annette asks Sally about the behind the scenes fight she...

Happy 150th Gettysburg Address!

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts

By Alyssa Coppelman With Barack Obama’s re-election, the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, and, not least, [last] Friday’s premiere of Lin...

Does the Spirit of Lincoln Still Live?

Gary Hart | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

It is impossible to avoid the conclusion that, sooner or later, a great moral confrontation will occur, where right must face wrong, where our unity as a nation will be tested and the need for an Abraham Lincoln will urgently arise. Will he or she be there?

Lincoln, the Man and the Movie: A Reality Check

Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Kenneth D. Ackerman

What kind of politician was Lincoln? How did he really outwit better-known candidates to win the Presidency in 1860 and assemble his "team of rivals"?

States Out of the Union: How Lincoln (and Real Arizonans) Would Respond to Today's Secessionists

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

While electronic secessionist petition mania spreads across the fringes of 30 states this week, the confederacy of state's rights champions might want to click over and check out Arizona's recent election.

Abraham Lincoln's Atheist Period

Stephen Mansfield | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion
Stephen Mansfield

God was not always Abraham Lincoln's God. In his early years, Lincoln hated this being. It was a natural response. He was thoroughly convinced that God, in turn, hated Abraham Lincoln.

What Makes a President a Great Leader

Tom Fox | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Michael Siegel is the author of The President as Leader, an analysis of the leadership skills of five recent American presidents.

PHOTOS: Lincoln's Illinois

Posted 11.16.2012 | Travel

Honest Abe will get a nod from Steven Spielberg when his latest film, "Lincoln," hits theaters nationwide Friday. The state of Illinois is rolling...

Want To See Where 'Lincoln' Was Filmed? Eat Where Daniel Day-Lewis Dined?

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Katherine Calos | Posted 01.15.2013 | DC

Lincoln was here. And over there. And around the corner too. In the Richmond and Petersburg areas, 30 places are linked by Lincoln on a new Lincoln m...

Gay Activist And Writer Thinks Lincoln May Have Been Gay, But Wasn't 'Banging Anyone'

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Abraham Lincoln's sexual proclivities have long been the subject of titillating rumors and historical debate, but Lincoln's alleged "lavender side" is...