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Beck's Restoring Honor Rally: Rate the Teabaggers! (PHOTOS)

Scott Shrake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Scott Shrake

I wanted to see this Tea Party phenomenon up close. And I did. Here are some of my photos of the folks I encountered.

Celebrating the Women's Vote Amendment in the Age of the Tea Party

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As we celebrate the 19th Amendment, the progressive story of our constitutional history -- the story of our still unfinished constitutional journey towards a more perfect union -- is under assault.

"American Tune": A Playlist For These Un-United States

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I had a waking dream last night in which Newt Gingrich was lobbying to have the word "United" in the "United States Of America" formally removed once and for all.

Washington May Be Broken Now, But the Future Is Up for Grabs

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Politics is ugly, always has been but the framers invented a government that would embody all the messy contradictions without threatening the collapse of the system.

Wars Drive Advances: How the Civil War Changed Funeral Practices

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Wars are often responsible for medical and scientific advances, and the Civil War drove the need for a new science: an improved way to handle the dead...

Equal Parts Unique And Fun, Primus And Gogol Bordello Take The Williamsburg Waterfront

Jake Ray | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jake Ray

Friday was a perfect Brooklyn night for two of the most unique bands out there to make a sold out stop at the Williamsburg Waterfront....

Guns, Divisive Rhetoric to "Honor" Lincoln and King?

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

There's a sad irony in all of these people at the podium, with their supporters, celebrating their worship of guns while invoking the legacies of two great Americans whose magnificent lives were cruelly cut short by bullets.

Sowing the Seeds of Race, Reaping the Whirlwind of Racism

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The Obama Administration seems to have no overall strategy in dealing with racial issues at a time when accusations of racism flow from both sides of the political aisle.

A Capitol Trip

Nelson Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Nelson Davis

At a visual level, seeing the glistening historic stone buildings around Washington really is a soul stirring experience. They are some of the most famous and memorable images in our culture.

Document Signed By Abraham Lincoln Traveled With Donner Party

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A newly discovered Lincoln document has ties to a tragic bit of American history. Researchers say one of his militia buddies happened to carry a docu...

Lincoln or Kagan: Our Rights Have Deeper Roots Than the Constitution

Tony Blankley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Blankley

No one can rightly be called an American legal scholar who does not understand that the unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are the animating purposes of all our laws -- of the law.

Evolution Revisited

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It is with as much embarrassment as pundits are able to muster that I am forced to acknowledge that the Texas Board of Education may now consider itself vindicated by none other than school administrators

Immigration: Is Obama the New Lincoln?

Alan Kraut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Kraut

In 1860, Lincoln ran on a platform that was "in favor of giving a full and efficient protection to the rights of all classes of citizens, whether native or naturalized, both at home and abroad."

Beyond Disengagement and Anger

Nancy F. Koehn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy F. Koehn

What this moment demands -- and what we are all seeking so ardently now on the larger public stage -- is leaders who help each of us unleash what Abraham Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature."

How Open To Opportunity Are You?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Have you ever made a radical change in outlook and expectations to create a better life? If I could wave a magic wand for you, what would you have happen?

McClellan, MacArthur, McChrystal

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

Militarizing the presidency obviously undermines the principle of civilian control, which the McChrystal kerfuffle brought to the forefront.

Borking Barak: Why the Right's Newest Attack on Kagan Is Wrong

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

This week, Republicans ramped up their newest attack on Elena Kagan: her praise in 2006 for Aharon Barak, Israel's former Chief Justice. This line of attack is as baseless as it is unsound.

Lincoln and Lee: A Seldom-Told Tale

Jamie Stiehm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Stiehm

By seizing an estate once connected to George and Martha Washington, Lincoln made the point that Lee was nothing but a traitor to the government he had served as a career Army general.

Abraham Lincoln: Poet?

Slate Magazine | Robert Pinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The United States has had a head of state who was also a great writer. Only Marcus Aurelius can compete with Abraham Lincoln. Like many prose masters,...

Reality Check: Understanding the Mujahedin-e Khalq

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

There has not been a single credible and independently verifiable finding that the MEK ever targeted any civilians or non-combatants. This is why the Iranian mullahs have fabricated cases against it.

Keep The Filet-O-Fish And Give Us Back Our Government

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris Davis

The exact time of death is uncertain, but sometime between Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in 1863 and today, "government of the people, by the people, a...

When America Was Attacked

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The Confederacy was a well-armed rogue organization. And this is what Virginia wants to commemorate with a Confederate History Month.

Most SUCCESSFUL People Who Never Went To College (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Lindsay Dittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Sure, a college degree can open a number of doors for those who hold them. But throughout history, some of the most renowned entertainers and entrepre...

What Would Jefferson Davis Do?

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

When Republicans gather after the November election to seek a scapegoat, they needn't bother with Michael Steele. The man who has diminished the party's chances is Bob McDonnell -- the governor didn't make a mistake. He blurted the truth.

America's Shame: Confederates' Defending Slavery

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denise Dennis

"Slavery is a moral evil in any society...more so to the white than to the black." -Robert E. Lee, Virginia The magnolia trees and white-columned b...