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Obama: GOP Wouldn't Elect Abraham Lincoln

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

Republicans wouldn't elect Abraham Lincoln if he were alive today, President Barack Obama said during a campaign stop in Vermont on Friday. Bemoani...

Ron English: Your Favorite POPaganda Prankster

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Ron English is an outlaw of sorts, known for converting cultural icons into agitprop creations that make us pause and reconsider the objects, cultural...

Why We Admire Lincoln

Mark Zupan | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Mark Zupan

Abraham Lincoln is the most revered president. This is especially striking in light of the fact that Lincoln presided over a period more challenging and economically destructive than any other in America's history.

Obama on Civility and Lincoln on the Rule of Law

David Bromwich | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
David Bromwich

In his words of consolation and exhortation in Tucson, President Obama strove to achieve an effect that many Americans were looking for. He comforted. Yet he did not instruct.

Sam Stein

Obama Portrays Blanche Lincoln As A Populist Crusader In Radio Ad | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama has cut his first ad in support of Sen. Blanche Lincoln's re-election campaign, urging Arkansans to back the incumbent Senator ...

Sam Stein

Obama Calls Out Conservative Democrats For Their Timidity | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just as President Obama's appearance before the House Republican caucus last Friday gave him an opportunity to push back against some of the most outl...

As Obama Visits Springfield, Abraham (Yes We Can) Lincoln Was Here

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Dalton-Beninato

I like to think that the Lincoln of the Lost Speech is the one President Obama is paying tribute to in Springfield. The Lincoln filled with the quality the world needs now more than ever: avenging fire.

The Eloquent Presidency

James Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Moeller

Does eloquence ensure a successful presidency? Will Obama's outsized communications abilities allow him to succeed in leading the country back to prosperity? Only time will tell.

Lincoln and Obama -- My Comparison

Mario Cuomo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Cuomo

My view is that the success or failure of Obama's presidency will have a far greater impact globally than did the Lincoln presidency.

Obama Lincoln Bicentennial Remarks (LIVE VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama and congressional leaders are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth in a celebration at the Capitol Rotunda. ...

Why Judd Gregg's Change of Heart Was a Birthday Present to Lincoln's Protégé

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

For years, Democrats have led Republicans in the polls on most of the issues tracked by pollsters except two: national defense and commerce. This administration has an historic chance of changing that.

How Lincoln Speaks to Us Today

George McGovern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George McGovern

It is relevant to our own day, while respecting Abraham Lincoln's appreciation for historical experience, to recall his appreciation for the need for change.

Lincoln, Obama and the Madness of Sean Hannity

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Even rewinding forty years, the secular Republican Party of Goldwater and Nixon looks outright liberal compared with Hannity's Republicanism.

What Obama Can Learn from Lincoln's Inaugural

John Stauffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Stauffer

Why did Lincoln defend slavery so vigorously in his inaugural address, thus alienating abolitionists and progressives in his party?

Illinois' Lincoln Legacy Hampered By Budget Cuts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the face of soaring budget deficits, Illinois is reducing access to some of its most celebrated Abraham Lincoln sites. These cuts could be devastat...

Obama's Lincoln Strategy?

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The map hasn't changed all that much in 148 years. But the political parties have switched places. The northeast part of the country, from Illinois t...

Obama, Lincoln and The Encouraging Double Ds

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Advisers with the same initials a century-and-a-half apart persuaded their gifted but obscure Illinois senator friends to run for the highest office in the land. The Obama and Lincoln Parallels multiply!