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Abraham Lincoln

WATCH LIVE: Fmr. Clinton Aide Sidney Blumenthal Looks Back On Lincoln's History

HuffPost | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.02.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Journalist and Clinton confidante Sidney Blumenthal joins HuffPost's Ryan Grim to discuss his new book, A Self-Made Man, which is the first of his mul...

Teaching Democracy in an Era of Anti-Democratic 'Democracies'

Alan Singer | Posted 05.31.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

In the United States, an expressed goal of education is the creation of an active citizenry committed to democratic values. Promoting democratic values means that teachers need to be involved in developing antiracist, nonsexist curricula that allow students to explore social contradictions.

What Would George Washington Do?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

What we observe today with Donald Trump as a nominee, and Mitch McConnell obstructing our Constitution by blocking Obama's candidate for the Supreme Court, is an echo of past times in which our country has seen the ugly side of ideological extremism.

Slavery in Recent American Films: "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"

Volney Gay | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Volney Gay

In "Lincoln" (2012), Stephen Spielberg showed us a noble president, fighting against slavery. The story is clear; right and wrong are distinct; Lincol...

A Mother is the Truest Friend

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Siobhan Kukolic

How can one day be enough to celebrate the person who fueled your soul, taught you how to dream and reminded you that you always had wings, you just needed to take a chance and fly?

What Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Means to an Immigrant

Merima Trako | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Merima Trako

My recent trip to Washington, D.C. had me thinking about how I fit into the fabric of American life. Ever since the fatal date of September 11th, 2001 I have been at odds about whether I feel truly at home living in America.

Big Boys Should Cry

Sheridan Kesselman | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Sheridan Kesselman

So women, support your man when he seems to need to cry. Encourage him, and reinforce this behavior so he continues to express his feelings. That opens the door to talk about emotions and should help him become a more sharing man as well as more openly expressive of feelings.

Harriet Tubman VS. Abraham Lincoln

William Duggan | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
William Duggan

The North was overwhelmingly against slavery and opposed its spread to the West, but did not favor ending slavery in the South by force. The Underground Railroad changed that.

Procrastinators Delight (But Not for Too Long)!

Fiona Ma | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Fiona Ma

If you're just starting to go through your drawers to find your w-2s, 1099s and your forgotten password to your tax software, you can breathe a little easier this tax season. We can thank Honest Abe for giving us three extra days for "some of us" to get our acts together.

Floated From Atop Trump Tower, The Donald's "Team of Rivals" Cabinet

Murray Forseter | Posted 04.14.2016 | Comedy
Murray Forseter

Ensconced in his aerie in Trump Tower high above Fifth Avenue, Donald Trump has been poring over a copy of Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals, searching for ideas how he could emulate "the political genius of Abraham Lincoln."

Ted Cruz the Closer

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Cruz kept his powder dry in the earlier primaries and caucuses, refusing to get caught up in the name calling and sniping that characterized much of the campaign. He was an outstanding college debater, but so far his debate performances during the primaries has been unremarkable. Instead, he has focused on winning delegates with charm, wit and deceit.

Slavery in Recent American Films: "Lincoln"

Volney Gay | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Volney Gay

Because Lincoln and King represent our better selves we idealize them. Persons who lived through the news of the assassination of either man (deaths that made them martyrs) remember the suffering each death caused for those who loved them.

On Trump

Mark Joseph | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Mark Joseph

Donald Trump is indeed a throwback to an earlier era, not to a Hitler or Mussolini I would argue, but rather to a pre-1960's style of American leadership-the kind of robust take-no-prisoners attitude that characterized powerful American leaders like Generals Douglas MacArthur and George Patton

'A Friend of Mr. Lincoln' by Stephen Harrigan

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 03.30.2016 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

From its first pages, "A Friend of Mr. Lincoln" dives into the terrain of mortality and legacy, of friendship and the yearnings of youthful ambition that later become painful to reflect upon.


William Bradley | Posted 03.21.2016 | Media
William Bradley

If those establishment Republicans who really do want to stop Donald Trump also want to beat Hillary Clinton, their options have narrowed to just about one.

Hillary Tells it Like it Is ...

Tim Arnold | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Tim Arnold

"We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business..." So said Hillary Clinton at a town hall meeting in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday night, 13 March -- creating an uproar amongst conservative Republicans, adding fuel to the raging fire Donald Trump was already fanning.

These Photos Show Lincoln's Inauguration Was Pretty Quaint Compared To Obama's

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics

On March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in on the steps of an unfinished U.S. Capitol building, making him the 16th president of the United States...

How Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Can Lose the U.S. Presidency

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Republicans have a problem. After South Carolina, Donald Trump is in the driver's seat. He may well remain there unless Rubio and Cruz decide to play as teammates rather than as adversaries.

The Other Washington

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Traces of this other Washington are everywhere. As the new capital was rising from former woods and swampland, slaves labored on many of its buildings, including the White House and the Capitol.

Justice Scalia, Queen Anne, and the Pragmatics of Interpretation

Harold Lloyd | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

Pragmatics recognizes that speaker meaning can differ from (and even contradict) linguistic meaning, including the literal meaning of text.

WATCH: Honest Abe Lincoln Says "Never Give Up"

HooplaHa | Posted 02.17.2016 | Good News

On President's Day we salute our nation's leaders. One man, in particular, gives us the motivation to conquer each day. Abraham Lincoln not only fough...

Actually, Lincoln Would Be Horrified By Today's GOP

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics

Conservatives love to tout Abraham Lincoln as one of history's most celebrated Republicans -- especially on Feb. 12, his birthday. But the modern GOP ...

Lincoln and Washington and the Value of Education

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
Dr. Alan Kadish

When it comes to national holidays, it's hard to find one that garners less respect and reflection than Presidents Day. There's no one to mourn as we ...

The Gettysburg Address, Forwarded

Eric Lotke | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Eric Lotke

Two centuries and nearly two decades ago, our fathers brought forth a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. We have improved since that time. "Men" has come to include women. African Americans have acquired their other two-fifths.

Could Kasich Win By Following In Lincoln's Footsteps?

John A. Tures | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Sure Ohio Governor John Kasich seems like a longshot for the Republican nomination, despite his impressive second place showing in New Hampshire. But his strategy for winning the GOP contest is not that different from another longshot presidential hopeful from the Midwest.