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Saving a Bookshop With Local Love and Considerable National Help

Pearl Korn | Posted 01.14.2012 | New York
Pearl Korn

This is a lovely, pre-holiday tale that could have captured the imagination of Charles Dickens. It is the story of a little, independent, different kind of bookshop that has served an artist and working-class community for 34 years.

Bill O'Reilly Book About Lincoln Assassination Banned From Ford's Theatre

Salon | Posted 01.12.2012 | Books

A reviewer for the official National Park Service bookstore at Ford’s Theatre has recommended that Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling new book about th...

Censoring God From FDR's Memory

Conrad Black | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Conrad Black

The effort by junior administration officials to prevent the addition of any references to God from the speeches recorded on plaques at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, DC, is an outrage.

Judge Romney on Policies, Not Faith

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Since Mitt Romney's faith has once again been injected into the national political discussion, it would behoove us to examine his personal religious values and beliefs as he himself has expressed them, rather than through the lens of stereotypes.

Bullet That Killed Lincoln Gets A New Home

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 12.16.2011 | Weird News

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The bullet that killed Abraham Lincoln is mounted under glass, like a diamond in a snow globe, in its new home at the Natio...

David Moye

WATCH: Another Cardiff Giant Is Coming Your Way (At Least If You're Gullible)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 12.14.2011 | Weird News

In 1869, the petrified remains of a 10-foot-4-inch giant, pulled from the ground in upstate New York, became a national sensation. Newspapers acros...

The Promise of Obama's Second Term

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

While the President's failings in the first term have been well chronicled, what are the chances for a different, more successful second term in the White House?

Monkeys Join Wall Street Protest

Frans de Waal | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Frans de Waal

From this experiment and others like it, we believe in an inborn sense of fairness. But there is more: primate studies also tell us something about empathy and altruism. In contrast to inequity, which is on the rise in our society, empathy appears in decline.

Steven Spielberg Is Not Modest

Posted 11.21.2011 | Entertainment

Steven Spielberg, it seems, is not afflicted with false modesty. The famous director plans on releasing his Abraham Lincoln biopic after the 2012 ...

Newt Gingrich To Unveil A New 'Contract With America'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich will unveil a "21st Century Contract With America" next week in Iowa, reports the Des Moines Register. ...

A Decade of 9/11: Past, Present and Future

Paul Heroux | Posted 11.08.2011 | World
Paul Heroux

A decade after 9/11, where have we been, where are we now, and where are we going?

PICTURE: One Kid's Awesome Advice For Abraham Lincoln

Posted 10.21.2011 | Comedy

We all know that kids can give funny answers to test questions, but that doesn't mean that they aren't sharing some important information along the wa...

Can You Caption This Photo?

Posted 10.18.2011 | Comedy

SCROLL DOWN TO READ ALL THE CAPTIONS! We spend most of our days coming up with funny things to say about ridiculous photos, so it's only fair that ...

Young Abe Lincoln on Infrastructure Investment

Dan Bimrose | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

Nothing ever really changes but the clothes. While in the Illinois state legislature, Abraham Lincoln was adamant about the importance of investing in infrastructure.

The Vote Is In: We Lost

Douglas Forbes | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Douglas Forbes

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that su...

How the GOP Is Fast Becoming the Poll Taxing Party of Jim Crow

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

No one would be foolish enough to argue that the 2012 elections will be a cakewalk for either side. It will be tough, it will be dirty, it will be expensive, and it will be close. So, what is the GOP doing to tilt this relatively level playing field to its advantage?

Presidential Historian Stole FDR's Speeches, Franklin's Letter: Feds

AP | ALEX DOMINGUEZ | Posted 09.28.2011 | Crime

BALTIMORE — Presidential historian Barry Landau and his assistant were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday, accused of stealing and sellin...

WATCH: If Students Fail History, Does It Matter?

CNN | Jacob Soboroff | Posted 09.27.2011 | Education

Washington (CNN) -- If there's a student anywhere who would be able to answer a trivia question about President Abraham Lincoln, it would be on the ma...

Presidential Rebuttals Throughout History

Albert Brooks | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Albert Brooks

Isn't the whole point of winning the office of president that you can talk to the nation without others belittling what you say? I began to think of some great presidential moments and what their rebuttals might have sounded like, had they been allowed at the time.

PHOTOS: World Figures Whose Bodies Were Exhumed

Posted 09.20.2011 | World

German authorities decided this week to remove Rudolf Hess's bones from their Bavarian resting place this week, after reports that the grave of Adolf ...

Why We Need President Obama -- A Critical Moment

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

One of the virtues of being on the liberal side of politics is that total obedience isn't required. There are no hidden agendas. Ideology doesn't lead...

Presidential Historian Arrested

AP | By SARAH BRUMFIELD | Posted 09.11.2011 | Books

BALTIMORE -- A published presidential historian was one of two men caught with millions of dollars in documents from the Maryland Historical Society, ...

To Maintain a Republic

David Bromwich | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Over the past decade we have taken many long steps across the divide that separates a republic from an empire. The recovery of our proper ground depends on our seeing for ourselves the rightness of Abraham Lincoln's recoil from wars that are not wars of necessity.

Frederick Douglass' July Fourth

Nathan Schneider | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics
Nathan Schneider

Frederick Douglass didn't celebrate Independence Day. Of course. How could he? Douglass was born a slave. This country's independence was not his own, or his people's.

Atheism, Interfaith Work And My New Tattoo

Chris Stedman | Posted 08.29.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

As an atheist who lives in a culture that privileges religious expression, I believe that anti-atheist attitudes will be overcome through invested relationships with the religious, not combative shouting matches.