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Abraham Lincoln

The Vote Is In: We Lost

Douglas Forbes | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Douglas Forbes

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that su...

How the GOP Is Fast Becoming the Poll Taxing Party of Jim Crow

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

No one would be foolish enough to argue that the 2012 elections will be a cakewalk for either side. It will be tough, it will be dirty, it will be expensive, and it will be close. So, what is the GOP doing to tilt this relatively level playing field to its advantage?

Presidential Historian Stole FDR's Speeches, Franklin's Letter: Feds

AP | ALEX DOMINGUEZ | Posted 09.28.2011 | Crime

BALTIMORE — Presidential historian Barry Landau and his assistant were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday, accused of stealing and sellin...

WATCH: If Students Fail History, Does It Matter?

CNN | Jacob Soboroff | Posted 09.27.2011 | Education

Washington (CNN) -- If there's a student anywhere who would be able to answer a trivia question about President Abraham Lincoln, it would be on the ma...

Presidential Rebuttals Throughout History

Albert Brooks | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Albert Brooks

Isn't the whole point of winning the office of president that you can talk to the nation without others belittling what you say? I began to think of some great presidential moments and what their rebuttals might have sounded like, had they been allowed at the time.

PHOTOS: World Figures Whose Bodies Were Exhumed

Posted 09.20.2011 | World

German authorities decided this week to remove Rudolf Hess's bones from their Bavarian resting place this week, after reports that the grave of Adolf ...

Why We Need President Obama -- A Critical Moment

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

One of the virtues of being on the liberal side of politics is that total obedience isn't required. There are no hidden agendas. Ideology doesn't lead...

Presidential Historian Arrested

AP | By SARAH BRUMFIELD | Posted 09.11.2011 | Books

BALTIMORE -- A published presidential historian was one of two men caught with millions of dollars in documents from the Maryland Historical Society, ...

To Maintain a Republic

David Bromwich | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Over the past decade we have taken many long steps across the divide that separates a republic from an empire. The recovery of our proper ground depends on our seeing for ourselves the rightness of Abraham Lincoln's recoil from wars that are not wars of necessity.

Frederick Douglass' July Fourth

Nathan Schneider | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics
Nathan Schneider

Frederick Douglass didn't celebrate Independence Day. Of course. How could he? Douglass was born a slave. This country's independence was not his own, or his people's.

Atheism, Interfaith Work And My New Tattoo

Chris Stedman | Posted 08.29.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

As an atheist who lives in a culture that privileges religious expression, I believe that anti-atheist attitudes will be overcome through invested relationships with the religious, not combative shouting matches.

Is Clarence Thomas At The Center Of An Ethics Violation?

ARTINFO | Posted 08.24.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

A quaint historical museum in Pin Point, Georgia, that is set to open this fall has become the target of an exhaustive ethics examination by the New Y...

Pledging Allegiance and Saluting Frank Mickens

Ken Blackwell | Posted 08.22.2011 | Media
Ken Blackwell

Striking out "Under God" is no small omission. It goes to the core of what we are as a people.

Russ Feingold Is Emerging as a Significant Force Against Corporate Control of Our Government

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Perhaps President Abraham Lincoln's famous words of hope for a "... government of the people, by the people, for the people..." will yet ring true again -- with a little help from Russ Feingold and his growing movement.

21-Year-Old Summer Intern Makes Incredible Lincoln Discovery

Posted 08.16.2011 | Chicago

David Spriegel was in his second week of a summer internship at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois when he m...

Can We Please Get Out of Bed With Weiner?

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Ellis

Ideally, we'd like our leaders to set a good example, but should a (sometimes painfully stupid) personal mistake end a promising political career?

Exclusive Bulletins From the Archives of TMZ!

Stanley Bing | Posted 08.09.2011 | Comedy
Stanley Bing

Exclusive! Kinky sex at Caesar's swimming pool! (31 AD) Lazy, no-show emperor Tiberius found in naked sex-romp with underage boys at his lewd and lacivious luxury getaway in Capri!

The Best Way to Destroy an Enemy

Ethan Casey | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

I hope that Pakistanis who are understandably offended by U.S. violation of Pakistan's sovereignty will keep in mind that individual Americans don't represent, nor are we necessarily well represented by, the American government.

When First Ladies Dance: From Michelle Obama's Dougie to Jackie Kennedy's Twist to Betty Ford's Bump

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 07.09.2011 | Style
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Michelle Obama is hardly the first to enjoy gliding over the waxed parquet on the wide, open East Room floor. Her "Dougie" is but the latest link in a history of popular American dance within first lady history.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Lands Role Of Historical Proportions

Posted 07.06.2011 | Entertainment

Renowned historian Doris Kearns Goodwin named her best selling volume on the Lincoln Presidency, "Team of Rivals," after the incredible group of advis...

Gerald Ford Wins His Place in History

Al Eisele | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

The unassuming former House Republican leader from Michigan joined the pantheon of America's greatest presidents on Tuesday when his statue was unveiled in an elaborate ceremony in the U.S. Capitol amid effusive bipartisan praise.

Myth, Martyrdom And The American Civil War

Posted 06.27.2011 | Religion

By John Farmer Jr. Religion News Service (RNS) "Are you a Yankee or a rebel?" That question, asked of me at recess by a ring of third- and f...

Innocent or Guilty? The Conspirator Mines the Lessons From the Past

Eileen Mackevich | Posted 06.21.2011 | Entertainment
Eileen Mackevich

The mark of a good historical film is the way it informs audiences and sparks discussion about a little-known aspect of history. Robert Redford's The Conspirators does that.

Fasting, Budget Cuts And National Humiliation

Ambassador Tony Hall | Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion
Ambassador Tony Hall

Budgets are moral documents by nature. They reflect the priorities of individuals, households and even nations, exposing our real notions of who and what is valuable.

Movie Review: The Conspirator

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As he did with Lions for Lambs, Robert Redford uses The Conspirator to construct a conscience-pricking drama that tells one story while commenting (no...