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Mary Todd Lincoln's Insanity Case Retried

Posted 07.28.2014 | Chicago

Did Abraham Lincoln's wife get a fair trial in 1875? Many have disputed the insanity ruling that condemned Mary Todd Lincoln to an asylum and on Monda...

Feint Praise

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

When the plutocrats and their minions abuse the average citizen, it is called "oppression." When the oppressed presumed to assert their rights as citizens, the Republicans call it "class warfare." We call it justice ... or, the American way. No feints in that.

Lincoln's Handwritten Emancipation Proclamation On Display In Harlem

dnainfo.com | Posted 09.23.2012 | New York

HARLEM -- Looking at two drafts of the Emancipation Proclamation on display at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Friday, high school ...

150 Years After Emancipation Proclamation, Slavery Still Exists

Free The Slaves | Posted 11.22.2012 | Impact
Free The Slaves

September 22nd marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to free slaves in Confederate states during the Civil War. Slavery, however, still exists in the U.S.

Did Abe Lincoln Use Emoticons?

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.19.2012 | Technology

Was Abraham Lincoln one of the first people to use the playful ;) emoticon? Though the text symbol for "winking," used in our emails, tweets, texts...

Books: William Seward -- The One Man Hated Even More Than Lincoln

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.19.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

Writer Walter Stahr gives William Henry Seward his due in this intelligent and illuminating biography of one of the most important political figures of the 19th century.

Republican Compares Self To Freud, John Lennon

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the celebrity New Jersey rabbi running for Congress, released a new ad Monday that highlights his beard as a reason to vote for...

Antietam Tells The Story Of America's Bloodiest Day

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 11.17.2012 | Travel
Marshall S. Berdan

It would be hard to imagine a more aesthetically appealing battlefield than Antietam: 3,250 acres of neatly maintained fields and 19th-century farmhouses.

Countdown to Emancipation and the End of Slavery in the United States

Alan Singer | Posted 11.14.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

As we prepare to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation, it is important to remember that some of our most prominent and honored Americans did not believe in human equality and rights for all.

Future of Film: Resurrecting Abe Lincoln's Bodyguard (Via Twitter)

Tribeca | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment
Tribeca

What happens when a 19th century bodyguard is sent 150 years into the future to help with an indie film's marketing campaign? He holsters his gun and sits down at the keyboard: meet Ward Hill Lamon.

Bill Clinton to Treasury

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Today the economic pain in the nation is real, but for many Americans there has been an economic recovery. America has come a long way since Obama took office.

Conservatives Seek to Celebrate the Constitution by Undermining It

Doug Kendall | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As long as conservatives believe they can win elections by changing the ground rules, the battle over voting rights will continue. And as long as conservatives are weaponizing the Constitution for political purposes, progressives must aggressively tell our own story about the Constitution.

The Lincoln Conspiracy

Posted 09.10.2012 | Home

The following is the first chapter of "The Lincoln Conspiracy" (Ballantine Books, $26), a new historical thriller by Timothy L. O'Brien, Executive Edi...

Obama's Path

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

President Barack Obama accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party with a humble, values-oriented appeal to the voters who elected him in 2008.

'Not All Republicans are Islamophobes But All Islamophobes are Republicans'

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 10.31.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Islamophobia in America is not innate. Rather it's the fruit of a decade long hysteria against Muslims generated by a largely Republican machine comprised of Republican pundits, conservative funders, media conglomerates and fiery politicians.

If Historical Figures Had Posted on Facebook...

John Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Napoleon: Hey guys, has anyone ever been to Elba?

Abraham Lincoln's 9 Favorite Poems

Posted 08.23.2012 | Home

Originally posted on poets.org: If Abraham Lincoln's leadership is any indication of his ability to navigate America's complex cultural landscape, ...

Was Abraham Lincoln an Atheist?

Quora | Posted 10.20.2012 | Religion
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Graeme Shimmin, Freelance Writer/Novelist Short answer: probably (at least up to 1862).Longer answer...

11 True Presidential Spin-Offs of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment
Nicholas Ferroni

With the recent success of shows like Ancient Aliens and films such as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, it's safe to assume that nothing is off limits...

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 | Home
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...