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Abraham Lincoln

See Ford's Theatre Then And Now

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

April 14, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of the shooting of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. ...

What Makes Abraham Lincoln Such a Radical Politician Even Today?

David Bromwich | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
David Bromwich

Why was Abraham Lincoln murdered? The popular understanding of his character makes the question surprisingly hard to answer. We have been taught to regard Lincoln as a clear-headed statesman, an exemplar of the spirit of reconciliation.

Top 25 Things to Do in Northern Virginia

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

It's almost 1 a.m. on a Thursday night in March and Sally Struthers has us all in stitches. She's midway through an eight week stint in the musical 9 To 5 at the Riverside Center Dinner Theater in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and if this evening is any indication,

A Century of Progress

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 06.06.2015 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

Ever hear of Oscar DePriest? He made history a hundred years ago Monday. Few today remember him, but a hundred years ago, on April 6, 1915, Oscar DePriest made history, becoming the first African-American elected alderman in Chicago.

Abraham Lincoln, American Moses

Louise Mirrer | Posted 06.01.2015 | Religion
Louise Mirrer

Following Lincoln's death, New York became the nation's center for enshrining Lincoln's legacy for the ages. It is, for that reason, particularly fitting that Lincoln and the Jews be on view at New-York Historical during this year's 150th anniversary of his assassination.

Aaron Schock Addresses Congress for the Last Time

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.30.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock delivered his final speech in Congress Thursday, apologizing to those he had disappointed. Schock's moment of contrition came late in his six-minute farewell, delivered five days before his March 31 resignation date. Schock spent most of the speech discussing his accomplishments since joining the U.S. House in 2009.

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Disgraced Congressman Compares Himself To Lincoln In Farewell Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), who plans to resign next week amid a mounting ethics scandal, compared himself to Abraham Lincoln in a farew...

From Selma to Ferguson: How Far? Not Far Enough

James Meyerson | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
James Meyerson

It was for a jury of citizens, in a public trail, to judge whether Officer Wilson's justification defense was trustworthy and viable; and ultimately for a jury of citizens to render final judgment about whether Wilson should be held accountable for the death of Michael Brown.

Who Owns American Debt?

Scott Baker | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Scott Baker

The popular Netflix series, House of Cards, perpetuated the myth of a finite money supply with this weekend's release of Season 3. But if President Underwood really wanted to stimulate the economy, he'd have a plan in mind.

Connected Criticism

Martin Marty | Posted 05.02.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

Quoting Amos may seem arcane and irrelevant, but it is clear and relevant, as it throws light on a perennial controversy, now rendered acute, in American life.

Founding Fathers: We Are Not a Christian Nation

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

As we witness yet again the brutal and bloody consequences of religious intolerance in the form of ISIS, we have a majority of Republicans pining for a Christian America. Proponents of converting the United States into a theocracy do not see the terrible parallel between religious excess in the Middle East and here at home.

Let Lincoln's Character Traits Guide You To Business Success

Emilia DiMenco | Posted 04.18.2015 | Small Business
Emilia DiMenco

The many positive character traits that Lincoln displayed have the ability to impact all of us, lead to greater entrepreneurial success and serve to inspire the next generation.

Which America Is Yours? A Proposed Four-Party Hogwarts Government

Kevin Walsh | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Kevin Walsh

What if all four parties could compete throughout the year for the right to run the government--but only through cooperation and co-existence not character assassination? Let's take a look at the four houses of Hogwarts and see if the ballot in November might look a little different than it does now.

7 Things You Didn't Know About Abraham Lincoln

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.13.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

While almost every American could probably tell you some of the most prominent details of the life of Abraham Lincoln, such as his time living in a log cabin or the opening of the Gettysburg Address, there is still much most people don't know about the country's 16th president.

Abraham Lincoln and Food for Peace

William Lambers | Posted 04.12.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

As we celebrate President Abraham Lincoln's birthday this month, let's remember some of his lesser known roles too. Even long after his death, Lincoln's influence has continued in ways perhaps unexpected.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Steven's Court

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jerry Zezima

As a Connecticut Yankee born and bred -- or perhaps I should say born and white-bread, which is how most people think of Connecticut Yankees -- I have always loved history, not just because I am old enough to be historical myself, but because I could never do algebra.

Saturday Marks 150th Anniversary of Congress Outlawing U.S. Slavery

Free The Slaves | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Free The Slaves

January 31st marks a monumental moment in the history of slavery in the United States. On that date 150 years ago, the House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

Abraham Lincoln Memorabilia Up For Auction In Texas

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

By Marice Richter DALLAS, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia, including a lock of the 16th U.S president's...

Giving Every American Kid a Real Opportunity and Rising Above Achievement Gaps, Cheating, Bullying and School Shootings

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

For a nation that is increasingly becoming a majority of minorities, this system will not unite it or allow it to become one nation experiencing the power of its founding principles.

Andraé Crouch: An Artist for the Ages

Mark Joseph | Posted 03.20.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

"Now he belongs to the ages," was my first thought when I got the call that my friend Andraé Crouch had succumbed to the heart attack that felled him the week before. As grandiose as it may sound, he was a musical giant who may one day be fully appreciated in death in ways that sometimes eluded him in life.

Will Obama Be Lincoln or Everett?

Greg Honan | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Greg Honan

The scene is a familiar one: Gettysburg, November 1863. Almost five months after one of the bloodiest battle in the Civil War, a crowd gathered for the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery. One of America's finest speechmakers gave the oration. President Lincoln also spoke.

Martin Luther King Jr. in American Memory

Dr. Walter Greason | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Walter Greason

Martin Luther King Jr. conquered the challenge Abraham Lincoln outlined in his second inaugural address in 1865. No two human beings have defined freedom and the struggle for its achievement better.

Mario Cuomo's Legacy

Robert Slayton | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Cuomo's address was more than politics, it was part of an effort going back to our earliest immigrants, to delineate what America is by outlining our moral values.

Consent of the Governed

Daniel Davis | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Daniel Davis

A key way to begin restoring trust in the government will be for men and women with character, moral courage, and discipline to run for elected office.

Torture in America

Martin Marty | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

A micro-second or two after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Report on CIA Torture was released, a maxi-predictable reaction occurred.