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Abraham Lincoln

21-Year-Old Summer Intern Makes Incredible Lincoln Discovery

Posted 08.16.2011 | Chicago

David Spriegel was in his second week of a summer internship at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois when he m...

Can We Please Get Out of Bed With Weiner?

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Ellis

Ideally, we'd like our leaders to set a good example, but should a (sometimes painfully stupid) personal mistake end a promising political career?

Exclusive Bulletins From the Archives of TMZ!

Stanley Bing | Posted 08.09.2011 | Comedy
Stanley Bing

Exclusive! Kinky sex at Caesar's swimming pool! (31 AD) Lazy, no-show emperor Tiberius found in naked sex-romp with underage boys at his lewd and lacivious luxury getaway in Capri!

The Best Way to Destroy an Enemy

Ethan Casey | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

I hope that Pakistanis who are understandably offended by U.S. violation of Pakistan's sovereignty will keep in mind that individual Americans don't represent, nor are we necessarily well represented by, the American government.

When First Ladies Dance: From Michelle Obama's Dougie to Jackie Kennedy's Twist to Betty Ford's Bump

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 07.09.2011 | Style
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Michelle Obama is hardly the first to enjoy gliding over the waxed parquet on the wide, open East Room floor. Her "Dougie" is but the latest link in a history of popular American dance within first lady history.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Lands Role Of Historical Proportions

Posted 07.06.2011 | Entertainment

Renowned historian Doris Kearns Goodwin named her best selling volume on the Lincoln Presidency, "Team of Rivals," after the incredible group of advis...

Gerald Ford Wins His Place in History

Al Eisele | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

The unassuming former House Republican leader from Michigan joined the pantheon of America's greatest presidents on Tuesday when his statue was unveiled in an elaborate ceremony in the U.S. Capitol amid effusive bipartisan praise.

Myth, Martyrdom And The American Civil War

Posted 06.27.2011 | Religion

By John Farmer Jr. Religion News Service (RNS) "Are you a Yankee or a rebel?" That question, asked of me at recess by a ring of third- and f...

Innocent or Guilty? The Conspirator Mines the Lessons From the Past

Eileen Mackevich | Posted 06.21.2011 | Entertainment
Eileen Mackevich

The mark of a good historical film is the way it informs audiences and sparks discussion about a little-known aspect of history. Robert Redford's The Conspirators does that.

Fasting, Budget Cuts And National Humiliation

Ambassador Tony Hall | Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion
Ambassador Tony Hall

Budgets are moral documents by nature. They reflect the priorities of individuals, households and even nations, exposing our real notions of who and what is valuable.

Movie Review: The Conspirator

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As he did with Lions for Lambs, Robert Redford uses The Conspirator to construct a conscience-pricking drama that tells one story while commenting (no...

Long-Lost Letter Sheds Light On Lincoln's Faith

Posted 06.14.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, a long-lost letter has surfaced ...

Before Chickamauga

Carolyn Vega | Posted 06.13.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

With the Battle of Chickamauga still a week away, Abraham Lincoln wrote to the military governor of occupied Tennessee, and later president, Andrew Johnson.

The 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War: Our Legacy Considered

Stephen Menendian | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Stephen Menendian

The lessons of the abolitionist movement -- which ultimately galvanized a nation to the immorality of slavery, and profoundly influenced the terms of the debate over the war and its purpose -- are still applicable.

Gloves Stained With Lincoln's Blood Going On Display In Springfield

Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago

In President Abraham Lincoln's left pocket, on the fateful night of April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theater, was a pristine pair of white kid-leather gloves....

Should Government Be of the People, by the People and for the People?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

In President Abraham Lincoln's famous "Gettysburg Address" in November of 1863, he wound up his short speech by exclaiming that the living be dedicate...

Congress Considers "In God We Trust" ... But Who Is This God?

Gustav Niebuhr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gustav Niebuhr

Twice in the last three decades, the Supreme Court has specifically identified that phrase as being void of substantive sacred meaning. If you are a believing monotheist, is that how you want God's name treated?

The Rosetta Stone of the Right

Tom Shachtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Shachtman

Struggling to comprehend the right-wing assault on unions in Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio, the attempts to defund federal programs for the poor, the in...

Wisconsin and American Democracy

Heather Cox Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Cox Richardson

How can lawmakers who claim to be enacting the will of the people justify passing a law that a strong majority opposes? It seems a pretty obvious contradiction.

Remembering the Civil War in the Tea Party Age

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Conservatives and liberals alike should celebrate the Constitution of our time, not yearn for days long past when our Constitution, and our Union, were far less perfect.

Google Ranking The Presidents

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Howard Steven Friedman

We find that the Google rankings of presidents corresponds very well to historians' rankings.

Abraham Lincoln's 3 Lessons For College Students

CampusSplash | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In 1858, Abraham Lincoln was asked to walk through one of the buildings of a local college to get to the platform where he would debate Stephen Dougla...

Presidents And Providence

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

I find myself this Presidents' Day -- in the shadow of Egypt's overthrow of an undemocratic president of long standing -- as perplexed as ever on the matter of God's action in history.

Leadership at the Tipping Point -- The Debt and a Time for Shared Sacrifice

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

The conventional wisdom is that everyone wants to cut the debt and the deficit, as long as it means somebody else has to suffer. The conventional wisdom is wrong. Americans are willing to sacrifice.

Poll Reveals Which President Americans See As Greatest

Politics Daily | Christopher Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Number 40 is No. 1. Just in time for Presidents Day, Ronald Reagan tops a list of the nation's greatest chief executives, ahead of Abraham Lincoln, ac...