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On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 9: Waltzing With The Enemy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.04.2016 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Steve Mass, the Mudd Club, Wagner and Me by Lawrence D. Mass Steve Mass, Comrades in Arms For those who've wondered about the origins of Steve Ma...

Abraham Lincoln Predicted Brexit and Trump's Rise. Hillary Should Pay Attention

Ariel Moutsatsos | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Ariel Moutsatsos

On August the 21st, 1858 Abraham Lincoln said: Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succe...

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.

What Sanders and Trump Have in Common

William Astore | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
William Astore

Much separates Trump and Sanders, yet both are willing to admit the times are bad for many hardworking Americans.  What they're saying is this: The American dream is increasingly a nightmare.

This SUV Would Make For The World's Coolest Carpool

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 03.24.2016 | HuffPost Home

These days, it's not shocking to see an SUV or minivan with things like built-in screens and Wi-Fi capabilities. But this concept for the new Lincoln...

A Plea for Political Eloquence: A Reminder from Religion

Lloyd Steffen | Posted 03.21.2016 | Religion
Lloyd Steffen

Observers of the current presidential campaign--and that includes just about all of us--have been dismayed at the tone of the discourse coming from th...

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.

THE WILDCATTERS: Why We Write

Keith Gaddie | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Keith Gaddie

If you start getting irritated with political science professor friends during this campaign, it's because of the discipline and what it was meant to do -- understand and defend democracy and avoid the failures of civic culture.

Scalia's Blind Spot

John A. Powell | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
John A. Powell

Rigid adherence to Scalia's approach would mean that today's Court and our laws and policies that emanate from its jurisdiction would deny that birth of freedom where we recognize that "all people are created equal."

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 ...

Confederate Socialists of America

John A. Tures | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Much has been written about President Lincoln's Administration, which has been called everything from socialist to downright tyrannical. What people don't know is that the Confederate States of America was pretty similar in its behavior.

How Nebraska Can Return to College Football Greatness

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 11.30.2015 | Sports
James Marshall Crotty

Nothing I say here will assuage the pain of being a Nebraska Cornhusker football fan right now. This is especially true after our hugely disappointing loss to the no-nonsense, mistake-free, steady-as-she goes Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday at 90,000-strong Memorial Stadium in Lincoln (Nebraska's 347th consecutive sellout).

Bridge of Spies

Francis Levy | Posted 10.20.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Steven Spielberg is an expert at pulling heartstrings. A.I., Schindler's List, Empire of the Sun and Lincoln were some of his great tearjerkers.

The Rivals: Hamilton's Surprising Rise, and the Decline of Jefferson

Rev. Stephen Kendrick | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Rev. Stephen Kendrick

The push-pull of their competing visions still fuels our politics, but we live in Hamilton's world, not Jefferson's.

Mini-Republics and True Democracy: A Plan to Make Ours a Government of, by and for the People

Christopher Phillips | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

What to do? How can we create a system of "representativeness" in which members of Congress not only are in touch with the pulse of their constituents but genuinely act on their behalf? There are movements afoot to commence an Amendment convention to address campaign finance reform.

Send in the Clowns: A Theme Song for the Republican Party Primary

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The song, Send in the Clowns, written by Stephen Sondheim for the show A Little Night Music, is an appropriate theme for the Republican Party Primary. Surely many rational Republicans are thinking about it today as candidates keep tossing their hat into the ring to compete for their Party's nomination.

Honoring President Abraham Lincoln's Life in the Middle of the Deep South

John A. Tures | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

President Lincoln may have died before he could have brought the North and South together, but 150 years after his death, his spirit still lives on, even in places you once couldn't imagine it would.

The American People: Larry Kramer's Blistering Magnum Opus

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

The American People is predictably commanding and passionate, its insights are stunning and endless, its narrative consistently compelling. But how much of the history it recreates is true?

WITH MALICE TOWARD NONE?

Justin Frank | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Justin Frank

March 4th - the day after Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's historic belligerent address urging both Houses of Congress to force President Obama away...

'The Assassin:' A Talk With Clive Cussler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.02.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Clive Cussler is an adventure novelist and marine archeologist. His thrillers have reached The New York Times best-seller list more than 20 times. His books have been published in 40 languages in more than 100 countries.

Maryland's Emancipation and the Homecoming of Frederick Douglass

Paul Kendrick | Posted 01.20.2015 | Books
Paul Kendrick

Frederick Douglass had escaped slavery 26 years before, but when Maryland ended slavery, it took him only 16 days to return to Baltimore.

Flesh and Blood: A Fascinating Talk With Patricia Cornwell

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.12.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Patricia Cornwell is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of 33 books, the most famous and widely read being the 22 novels of the "Kay Scarpetta" series.

Can Chevron Buy Back My City on November 4?

David Helvarg | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
David Helvarg

What's happening in my town makes me worry for the future of our democracy as well as our ability to deal with issues like climate and pollution at the local level.

Visit Honest Abe's Illinois Haunts

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.08.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

To satisfy your Lincoln craving, we've put together our Trail of Lincoln, covering everything from the Lincoln-Douglas debate sites to the World's Largest Statue of Abraham Lincoln.

Memorial Day: Honor the Peace Seekers

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Our highest patriotism on this Memorial Day should not simply be to mourn those Americans who have died fighting in the uniform of our country, but more importantly, we should all vow that unnecessary wars -- like Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan -- will never, ever happen again.