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'Cajun Pawn Stars' Buy Lock Of Abraham Lincoln's Hair

Posted 04.08.2012 | TV

According to the "Cajun Pawn Stars" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on History) there are collectors out there who pay big bucks for hair from famous historical fig...

Annie Leibovitz's Surprising New Show

Posted 02.03.2012 | Arts

Photographer Annie Leibovitz is known for her captivating photographs of people, mostly celebrities. Her portraits, through spectacle, evoke the essen...

Lincoln's Signature

Howard Kissel | Posted 04.03.2012 | Arts
Howard Kissel

How much can a piece of paper be worth? Quite a lot, if it has Abraham Lincoln's signature on it. The actual value of the over-sized sheet of paper that went on display Wednesday at the New-York Historical Society has not been disclosed.

How Obama Can Win Big

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

While President Obama lifts his presidency to champion the cause of jobs that are made in the USA, his Republican opponents stake their plans for powe...

A Presidential Candidate Openly Taking Meds? Don't Bet On It

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

Today, we know a lot more about mental illness than we did forty years ago. But given the grueling and brutal demands of modern campaigning, we would be extremely unlikely to embrace a presidential candidate who acknowledged taking drugs for a psychiatric condition.

This Abraham Lincoln Story Will Blow Your Mind

Posted 03.17.2012 | Entertainment

The politicians running for the Republican nomination are all doing their best to emulate Ronald Reagan, but it'd be a lot more fun if they were worki...

The Return of the Blues Wanderer: A Conversation With Dion, Plus Anthony Green's Beautiful Things Album Streamer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.11.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Lincoln and Douglass Would Be Angry

Alan Singer | Posted 03.06.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Life sized bronze statues of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass stand at the entrances to the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) greeting visitor...

To Beard or Not to Beard, That Is the Question: Musings on the Fall of Matisyahu's Facial Locks and Other Natural Disasters

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 02.21.2012 | Home
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Our country is pure, and raw and passionate, and all the same structured, and ordered and cultivated. So too, should all real individuals be. And only a man with a beard can combine the bohemian and the bourgeoisie in a manner that we can read upon his face.

Occupy DC Targets Romney Fundraiser, GOP 'Cool Kids'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Occupy DC protesters plan to crash a Mitt Romney presidential fundraiser at an Abraham Lincoln-themed restaurant that boasts an Occupy-f...

Lincoln's Cottage Shows Images Of Wartime In D.C.

AP | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- President Abraham Lincoln's Cottage in Washington is opening a new exhibit featuring images of wartime in the nation's capital during th...

The Shadow Over Osawatomie: Obama vs. Lincoln

Ken Blackwell | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Mr. Obama is not larger, broader than he was in 2008. He is sadly diminished. But his Osawatomie Speech may prove as unfortunate for him as TR's was.

The Party of Cain

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

The infamous words of the biblical Cain could readily serve as the slogan of today's Republican Party: "Am I my brother's keeper?" Their answer is identical with that implicit in the rhetorical question posed by Abel's killer. "Hell, No!"

PHOTO: Daniel Day-Lewis Stuns As Abraham Lincoln

Posted 01.30.2012 | Entertainment

From the moment Steven Spielberg chose Daniel Day-Lewis to play Abraham Lincoln in his upcoming biopic about the president, movie fans have been excit...

The Reason We Have Thanksgiving? A Woman

Rebecca Price | Posted 01.22.2012 | Women
Rebecca Price

She was the Oprah of the 19th century. And for 17 years, Sarah Josepha Hale wrote five sitting Presidents to advocate for a national day of Thanksgiving.

PHOTO: Bill Murray Is Abraham Lincoln

Posted 01.18.2012 | Entertainment

Bill Murray is currently filming "Hyde Park on the Hudson," in which he plays President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The pair share an unexpectedly uncanny ...

Saving a Bookshop With Local Love and Considerable National Help

Pearl Korn | Posted 01.14.2012 | New York
Pearl Korn

This is a lovely, pre-holiday tale that could have captured the imagination of Charles Dickens. It is the story of a little, independent, different kind of bookshop that has served an artist and working-class community for 34 years.

Bill O'Reilly Book About Lincoln Assassination Banned From Ford's Theatre

Salon | Posted 01.12.2012 | Books

A reviewer for the official National Park Service bookstore at Ford’s Theatre has recommended that Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling new book about th...

Censoring God From FDR's Memory

Conrad Black | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Conrad Black

The effort by junior administration officials to prevent the addition of any references to God from the speeches recorded on plaques at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, DC, is an outrage.

Judge Romney on Policies, Not Faith

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Since Mitt Romney's faith has once again been injected into the national political discussion, it would behoove us to examine his personal religious values and beliefs as he himself has expressed them, rather than through the lens of stereotypes.

Bullet That Killed Lincoln Gets A New Home

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 12.16.2011 | Weird News

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The bullet that killed Abraham Lincoln is mounted under glass, like a diamond in a snow globe, in its new home at the Natio...

David Moye

WATCH: Another Cardiff Giant Is Coming Your Way (At Least If You're Gullible)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 12.14.2011 | Weird News

In 1869, the petrified remains of a 10-foot-4-inch giant, pulled from the ground in upstate New York, became a national sensation. Newspapers acros...

The Promise of Obama's Second Term

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

While the President's failings in the first term have been well chronicled, what are the chances for a different, more successful second term in the White House?

Monkeys Join Wall Street Protest

Frans de Waal | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Frans de Waal

From this experiment and others like it, we believe in an inborn sense of fairness. But there is more: primate studies also tell us something about empathy and altruism. In contrast to inequity, which is on the rise in our society, empathy appears in decline.

Steven Spielberg Is Not Modest

Posted 11.21.2011 | Entertainment

Steven Spielberg, it seems, is not afflicted with false modesty. The famous director plans on releasing his Abraham Lincoln biopic after the 2012 ...