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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Crystal Bell

'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Is Not A Joke

HuffingtonPost.com | Crystal Bell | Posted 06.22.2012 | 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 had it...

Freedom Remains Elusive For Millions

Posted 06.21.2012 | World

As many as 27 million people worldwide are victims of human trafficking, including sex trafficking, forced labor and the use of child soldiers, accord...

The 'Fair Shot' vs. the 'To Do List' -- A Big Revealing Blah in the Presidential Race

William Bradley | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Naturally, what Romney is offering is not a Fair Deal, a New Deal, or even a TR-like Square Deal. It's not a deal at all, for there is a social compact inherent in such. It's a shot. Or a shake. Like one roll of the dice, or a turn at the roulette table of the Big Casino Economy.

'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.