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Abraham Lincoln

Immigration Reform an Opportunity for Republicans to Attract Latinos... and Millennials

Jimmy A. Hernández | Posted 07.30.2013 | Latino Voices
Jimmy A. Hernández

The GOP has lost support from a fast-changing electorate, one that's becoming increasingly younger, more diverse, and more supportive of equal rights. What's the party to do?

6 Biggest Hoaxes In History

Edward Steers Jr. | Posted 07.23.2013 | Books
Edward Steers Jr.

Napoleon Bonaparte once famously observed "history is a set of lies agreed upon." For those who look for the truth, it is often far too easy to believe in fraudulent history and science when they tell us what we want to hear.

Shedding Stigma of Mental Illness Within the Military

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

While I recognize that the military is a unique institution with its own codes of conduct and ethos, this policy, tacit though it may be, of stigmatizing mental illness has got to end.

Cruz vs. Clinton in 2016

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

For Democrats this is too good to be true. While Republicans continue to try to smear former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over Benghazi, she long ago accepted her share of responsibility, and her popularity continues to tower above all national figures in American public life.

American Crisis

William E. White | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
William E. White

We live in critical times. So has every other generation of American citizens. We cannot realize the promise of our American Revolution by restoring the past. We cannot become the "summer soldier and sunshine patriot" of Thomas Paine's The American Crisis.

Lawmakers Free Slaves in New Hampshire

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted Wednesday to posthumously free 14 slaves, with two lawmakers voting no before voting yes. The Dem...

Our Democracy Is Dead

Tim Arnold | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Tim Arnold

An intimidated group of U.S. Senators, in the minority, recently denied what the vast majority of Americans want in terms of a modest first step to be...

Lebanese Journalists Trained to Cover/Uncover Corruption

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a very ambitious plan that will require a gargantuan effort on journalists' part given the stakes involved, as members of parliament and ministers are not obliged to divest themselves of business interests.

A Decapitation Plot?

Edward Jay Epstein | Posted 06.15.2013 | Crime
Edward Jay Epstein

As all the world knows by now, Lincoln was assassinated by the actor John Wilkes Booth, who was shot to death by federal troops. Since then Booth has in the popular mind become the template for the crazed lone assassin. In fact, Booth was not the only assassin at work that night.

Abraham Lincoln Was Assassinated 148 Years Ago Today

Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

Nearly a century and a half after he was assassinated, President Abraham Lincoln's achievements continue to be remembered. Sunday marks 148 years s...

Beware of Whither We Are Tending

Mousa Alshanteer | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Mousa Alshanteer

We are living under a government the likes of which Abraham Lincoln and Alexis de Tocqueville warned us about -- a government that is increasing in scope and size, thereby restricting the very freedoms that distinguish our nation from any other.

Entertainment vs. Historical Accuracy?

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
Kathy Kemper

A filmmaker who seeks to portray major events or periods in history has at least two objectives: being as faithful to the documentary record as possible, and producing a film that reaches as wide an audience as possible. While those goals aren't conflicting per se, it's easy to see how there can be tension.

Transformed by History: Gettysburg College's Call to Service

Janet Riggs | Posted 05.29.2013 | College
Janet Riggs

When the Civil War made its way to Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College stood in its midst. Forty eight of the 116 students enrolled in the College at that time abandoned their studies and joined Company A, 26th Pennsylvania Emergency Militia Regiment.

On God's Side: For the Common Good

Jim Wallis | Posted 03.28.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

When did we trade the idea of public servants for the false idols of power and privilege? When did we trade governing for campaigning? And when did we trade valuing those with the best ideas for rewarding those with the most money?

Lincoln and Liberal Education

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 05.28.2013 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

Lincoln, self-educated, a versatile and critical thinker, questioned prevailing assumptions of his day, and, in his search for truth, drew upon mathematical axioms as a storehouse of principles he might apply to his political philosophy.

WATCH: 45 Things You Didn't Know About Presidents

Posted 03.28.2013 | Comedy

In this video from Mental Floss, John Green tells 45 facts about presidents that even the biggest presidential trivia nuts may not have known about. L...

DVDs: Horrible Hobbit, Great Day-Lewis, Treacly Life of Pi and More Oscar Faves Hit Stores

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A flood of Oscar winners, nominees and those that should have been hit stores in the last few weeks. Here's a rundown of recent new films that have just debuted on DVD and BluRay.

The Lincoln Moment In America

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Hans Johnson

This week's Supreme Court arguments over the constitutionality of denying marriage to same-sex couples revive Lincoln's contempt for popular sovereignty, implicate his fervor for the Declaration of Independence and test his determination to forge a United States infused with its spirit of equality.

Order 'Lincoln' Now

Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

Lincoln, the 2012 historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field. Lincoln received widespread...

Gettysburg Address On Display

AP | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — One of five known manuscripts of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is going on display at the Library of Congress. Beginning Fr...

Sheriff Defends Shocking Obama Assassination Joke

AP | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — A Republican sheriff in Massachusetts is defending a joke he told at a St. Patrick's Day breakfast in which Abraham Lincoln vi...

How The South Still Lies About The Civil War

Salon | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

In the course of our conversation, Yacine Kout mentioned something else—an incident that had happened the previous spring at Eastern Randolph High S...

I'm With Lincoln

Justin Dillon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Justin Dillon

We need to make it clear that addressing modern slavery is not only a human rights issue, it's a function of our identity. We're creating controversy over something incontrovertible. The very shape of Lincoln's shadow is an icon of freedom.

There's a Prize tor Those Little Webisodes? Yes. Meet the Winner.

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

While much of the hoopla at the Writers Guild Awards was focused on the film nominees as a ramp up to Oscars, the category most associated with the fastest growing medium on earth went largely unnoticed. And Michael Cyril Creighton was crowned king of that world.

Surprise Beneficiary From 'Lincoln' Success

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment

LONDON — He may just be a footnote to history, but Dr. Isachar Zacharie is having a posthumous mini-moment, thanks to the Hollywood-sparked surg...