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President Lincoln

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 ...

Holidays at the White House

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 12.21.2016 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

House Museums present history and the lives of their inhabitants in time capsules. No house museum in the world does this better than The White House in Washington, D.C. Home to the Presidents of the U.S. since 1800 when President John Adams and his wife moved in, the rooms of this iconic mansion hold treasures and memories of every presidential family since then.

On ISIS, Obama Created an Information Vacuum

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It would be so simple, for example, for the president to get network time to deliver a national address to the American people, perhaps with a map in the background, to explain what his Administration is doing in fighting ISIS.

Writing She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.28.2016 | Home
Jill S. Tietjen

To celebrate the success of Harper Lee's previous and anticipated novels, let's discover other women authors through history. Match the woman with her accomplishment.

Douglass and Lincoln Knew Everybody Should Bank

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 07.07.2015 | DC
Jean-Michel Giraud

It's always important to look back at history and learn from it. Operation Hope and the Afro-American Historical Society of the National Archives did just that last week as they celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Freedman's Bank, linking a banking legacy to the future.

Honor the Fallen President

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Home
Nigel Hamilton

The story of FDR as U.S. Commander in Chief is a heroic war story of a president who had already overcome great adversity in facing polio, but who went on to take the reins of our armed forces in the greatest conflagration in human history -- on our behalf.

Worst President in History, Pundits Agree

Daryl Rowland | Posted 02.28.2014 | Comedy
Daryl Rowland

Severe glitches in the roll-out of the new program created many inconvenience and unanticipated problems that needed to be solved... But the beleaguered president defended his plan, known officially as the 13th Amendment, which outlaws slavery in every state of the union.

The Most Important Day In American History?

Posted 12.18.2013 | Black Voices

On Dec. 18, 1865, slavery ended in the United States. Secretary of State William Seward issued a statement verifying the ratification of the 13th A...

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.

An Early Sign of Lincoln's Greatness

Al Eisele | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Al Eisele

I'm referring to Lincoln's key role in deciding the fate of 303 Dakota Sioux Indians, who were condemned by a military court to be hanged in the aftermath of the Great Sioux Uprising of 1862. Lincoln refused to yield to pressure, and the lives of most of the accused Indians were spared.

National Freedom Day: 148 Years After Lincoln, Obama Is Still Trying to Abolish Slavery Once and For All

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Erin Bernhardt

Today, there are over 27 million people in bondage across the globe. Many of those people are little girls who will never get to learn the history of their state in a safe school like I did.

Of Historic Documents and Diversity

Rose Stuckey Kirk | Posted 03.23.2013 | Impact
Rose Stuckey Kirk

The fruits of our forefathers' efforts to ensure freedom for all Americans -- the grand diversity of our nation -- are well on display as we celebrate the inauguration of an African-American president today and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation this year.

Drawing Inspiration From Lincoln, King on the Eve of President Obama's Second Inauguration

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

As President Obama draws strength from the legacies of Lincoln and King, it is time for us to recommit ourselves to their vision of an America that lives up to its founding promise.

Abraham Lincoln Grew Up Where?

Posted 03.18.2013 | Arts

When it came time to name our pre-prohibition style small batch bourbon, we needed something equally as genuine for Kentucky. The answer was approxima...

President Obama Rises Above the Amoral Political Paradigm

Byron Williams | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Byron Williams

The president's statement certainly qualifies as his "profile in courage" moment. To take on one of the hot-button social issues less than 24 hours after North Carolina voted in opposition of same-sex marriage was indeed courageous.

PHOTOS: D.C.'s Emancipation Day Parade

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As temperatures went into the mid 80s on Monday, many District of Columbia residents gathered to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Abra...

John Wilkes Booth Bobbleheads Pulled From Lincoln Museum

Posted 03.15.2012 | Chicago

Springfield, Ill.'s Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library this week pulled controversial John Wilkes Booth bobblehead dolls from their gift shop shelves ...

PHOTOS: Looking For Lincoln In Springfield

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 04.30.2012 | Travel
Olga Bonfiglio

The stories surrounding Abraham Lincoln makes him one of America's great heroes. A trip to Springfield, Illinois, where he spent 25 years as a citizen, lawyer and state representative prior to his presidency gives visitors a look at his humanity.

PHOTOS: Happy 203rd Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

Sunday marked the 203rd anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's February 12, 1809 birthday. Lincoln is, of course, often viewed as one of the greatest pre...

Lincoln: "Labor Is the Superior of Capital"

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

During my two years in Congress, I heard an awful lot of speeches, but none of them was as profound and poignant as the one that I'm about to share with you.

Senator Rubio's Fact-Phobic Social Security Speech

Merton Bernstein | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Merton Bernstein

Senator Rubio's recent speech on Social Security was political fun and games. If we take it as serious analysis and policy prescription, millions of Americans and the economy would pay a terrible price.

HuffPost Video Premiere: Playing For Change Presents "Don't Worry"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Featuring over twenty musicians from four continents who have never met, "Don't Worry" makes its auspicious debut today, on Martin Luther King Day, and is featured here.

Alberto Gonzales 'Repeatedly' Compares Himself, Bush Adiminstration To Lincoln Presidency

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, former attorney general Alberto Gonzales gave a speech at Washington University, for which he was compensated $30,000. Gonzales agreed to a...