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Abraham Lincoln

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?

Mother America Always Loved Manufacturing Most

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's illogical, even unpatriotic to use tax dollars to subsidize companies that send jobs overseas, transferring America's manufacturing power to foreign countries like China.

Lincoln, Obama, and Military Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

Ian Moss | Posted 04.23.2012 | Black Voices
Ian Moss

President Barack Obama's admiration for Abraham Lincoln is well known. He even calls Lincoln his "favorite president." Both were confronted with the greatest civil rights issue of their generation. For Obama, it is gay rights and for Lincoln, it was the institution of slavery.

Minnesota Couple Finds Super Old Campaign Treasure

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

As the 2012 presidential race heats up, a reminder of campaigns past has popped up in an unexpected place. Rob and Christine Winter, owners of Ant...

Why We Admire Lincoln

Mark Zupan | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Mark Zupan

Abraham Lincoln is the most revered president. This is especially striking in light of the fact that Lincoln presided over a period more challenging and economically destructive than any other in America's history.

Pardon Me, Mr. President

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Today is Presidents Day. That makes it a good time to talk about one of the great anomalies in presidential history: Abraham Lincoln's mercy.

Palin Makes Bold Statement On Presidents' Day

Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin celebrated Presidents' Day by releasing a video on the website of her political action committee, SarahPAC.com. "We stand today at the...

Presidents' Day 2012: A Progressive Walk on the National Mall

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 04.18.2012 | DC
Harvey J. Kaye

Take a walk on the National Mall, the public space at the heart of the nation's capital where we celebrate who we are, the place where we proclaim what it means to be an American.

Famed Mary Todd Lincoln Painting Actually A Fake

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

A long-celebrated portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln which hung for decades in the Illinois governor's mansion has been deemed a fake. James Cornelius, ...