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Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln: The Great Decapitator

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

And you thought Abraham Lincoln went to war to save the Union from collapse and free the slaves. Apparently not. The Civil War was fought to save the Union from VAMPIRES.

America's Poorest Presidents (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

US Presidents are, by nature, risk takers. You have to be to "lead the nation into war, annex millions of square miles of territory, or drop the atom...

Remembering A Divided Nation

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

America is as divided as it has been at any time since the Civil War. The rift is not as obvious as the subjugation of persons based on color. But do not doubt it is about conduct.

A House Divided, Again

Tony Blankley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Blankley

Just as the free states could not tolerate the spread of slavery into their midst, so too, free, middle-class America will not tolerate the yoke of socialism put upon our necks.

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Responding to Arizona's Immigration Law

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

Now, for the first time in my life, there is a level of fear for me attached with being -- and looking -- Latina. A few times now I have returned home during the day after realizing that I didn't have my U.S. passport on me.

Professor Obama's Master Class

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Philip Neches

The health care bill passed, but neither side seems to realize that President Obama achieved one of the most difficult, easily the most complex, tactical political victories in our entire history.

Health Care Post-Mortem: Dems Feel the Wind at Their Back, GOP Hoisted With Its Own Cynical Petard

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The lives of millions of Americans will be improved because of what the Democrats have done. The Republicans, meanwhile, have been hoisted with their own deeply cynical petard.

It's Not the Tea Party's Country to "Take Back"

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

November is the election that counts, and we need to make it a clear statement to the bullies on the Right that they are not in charge.

11 Presidents' Favorite Books (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Presidents have always been great readers and history has always been interested in their favorite books. But what do those books say about our leader...

Obama v. Roberts: A Pseudo Event

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

ABC evening news offered us the ultimately silly and misplaced story of John Roberts' remarks about Obama's criticism of his Court's recent ruling. Once again, historical memory is sacrificed to the interests of a "good story."

Stigma Ain't What It Used To Be

Joe Pantoliano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Pantoliano

On the flight back to JFK, I was consumed with thoughts about the plight of the soldiers, my own journey, and mental dis-ease, the taboo topic that had brought our paths together.

Slave Reparations -- The Globalist Connection

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Ehrmann

As the debate over slave reparations continues, an exhibit on Senator Judah P. Benjamin at the Louisiana State Archives sheds light on a statesman who helped build America's slave economy.

Politicians Will Not Change The World

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Perkins

Many of you have asked how I feel about the Obama administration . . . In short: the fact that we moved from a conservative Republican oilman from Te...

Liz Cheney Announces New "Unpatriotic Seven": Alexander Hamilton "Irate"

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Following Liz Cheney's call to remove the "Al-Qaeda Seven," here's a list of seven additional U.S. officials whose work on behalf of enemies of the state would make them unfit to serve their country.

Power Plays

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Philip Neches

What a difference a year makes. The Obama administration took office with an outpouring of good feelings. Democracy worked. It established a new milestone on the long path towards racial justice.

The Top 10 Horror Inspirations of Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

With the release of his new book, Seth Grahame-Smith took some time to offer his Top 10 Horror Inspirations--the movies, music and books that set him down this dark literary path.

Three Words I Wish Washington Would Learn

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

Recent surveys have shown that the trust and regard that Americans hold for their elected officials in Washington is at a historic low. And those government officials wonder why they aren't popular.

Needed: Another Cooper Union Speech

Joseph B. Margolick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph B. Margolick

February 27 is the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's speech at Cooper Union. Why was his address that night so successful, and what does it mean for us today? The answer is, a lot.

Purim and the End of "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

The Purim story has a special resonance this year: The Book of Esther marks civilization's first recorded repudiation of "Don't Ask Don't Tell."

Save Those Presidents

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Presidents' Day sales are so retro. Get with it, and save presidents in the 21st century fashion. The Presidents' Day holiday was officially establish...

Rethinking the Presidency

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

President Obama's latest poll numbers may be decent--a New York Times/CBS News poll found that he has higher approval ratings than the GOP, and that m...

On Jobs, Obama Should Channel Lincoln's Steely Resolve

Ben Mangan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Mangan

Obama has an opportunity to strengthen his leadership by emulating qualities beyond Lincoln's skills at bringing differing voices together. The president needs to channel Lincoln's steely resolve on the issue of jobs.

What I Learned About Eating And Living From Abraham Lincoln

Geneen Roth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Geneen Roth

At 6'4" and very thin, Lincoln was definitely not a compulsive eater, I've gleaned endless pearls from his life about how to handle the desire to eat compulsively -- and what really matters.

Lincoln's Birthday: 9 Essential Books On Our 16th President (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt and Philip B. Kunhardt III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's Abraham Lincoln's birthday today, and to celebrate the life of our 16th president, we've collected some of the best, most essential books about L...

'Killing Lincoln': Bill O'Reilly Writing Book On Abraham Lincoln Assassination

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Meet the latest Abraham Lincoln biographer: Bill O'Reilly. The Fox News host and best-selling author is working on "Killing Lincoln,...