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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, "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, ...

'Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter' Trailer: Abe Lincoln Kills Vampire

Posted 04.14.2012 | Entertainment

Daniel Day-Lewis, eat your heart out? The first trailer for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" has arrived (yes, this movie is actually happening), fil...

PHOTOS: Happy 203rd Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

Sunday marked the 203rd anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's February 12, 1809 birthday. Lincoln is, of course, often viewed as one of the greatest pre...

This Is How You Harvest Oprah

Posted 02.12.2012 | Arts

Cuban-born artist Alexi Torres wanted to create works that captured the creative powers of the universe as well as the problems facing it. He grap...

Ford's Theatre Opens Lincoln Study Center

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 04.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Flowers once attached to President Abraham Lincoln's coffin and ribbons from mourners have joined videos and interactive displays t...

12 Biggest Abe Lincoln Myths | Posted 04.08.2012 | Weird News

Abraham Lincoln is considered one of our greatest presidents, but there is a lot of myth surrounding the facts. Luckily, has gotten to th...

Theft Is One For History Books -- Presidential Scholar Expected To Plead Guilty

AP | SARAH BRUMFIELD | Posted 04.08.2012 | Crime

BALTIMORE — A memorabilia collector and self-styled expert on presidential history pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to steal thousands of do...

'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


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.