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Abraham Lincoln

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.

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...

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.

'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,...

It's Time for Democrats to Use Their Army of the Potomac

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Rahm Emanuel seems to think his job is to grow the Democratic Party larger and larger, but he's forgotten that his real objective is to win the war.

Presidential Library: A President's Day Reading List

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth C. Davis

With President's Day near, it's a good time to think about great books about the presidents. Here's a list of my favorites -- all told by great storytellers, great writers and great historians.

Laugh with Lincoln on his Birthday

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Leveen

In one of Abraham Lincoln's debates, his opponent accused Lincoln of being two-faced. Lincoln paused and then replied, "If I had another face, do you think I'd wear this one?"

Could Your Worst Enemy Be Your Best Teacher?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

One of the major lessons I have learned in my own personal and spiritual development has been that other people can reflect to me aspects of myself that I need to address.

Rep. Monique Davis, Student Damian Wolak Immersed In Statue Scandals

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It is apparently stolen statue week in Chicago. First, there was the hoopla over State Rep. Monique Davis keeping a 400-pound bronze statue of an Afri...

Post-Racial, Maybe, But is the Presidency Post-Political?

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

I think what I saw in Obama's State of the Union Address is the harbinger of a sea change in the Presidency and in how we are governed. At least, I hope so.

Obama's State of the Union Inspiration: Ronald Reagan

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

In past speeches, Obama has sought to channel famous Americans ranging from Martin Luther King to Abraham Lincoln. Tonight, he tried for Ronald Reagan.

It All Started With a Book and a Curious Little Girl

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Hoenig

There is one young girl who is not only curious about the men and women who made it into history books, but is already, at the age of eight years old, inspiring others with her passion.

The Content of Our Character: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

Jim Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Thomas

More than any of the other legal holidays, this one challenges us. First, we were challenged to establish it. Now we return to a more fundamental challenge: Are we who we say we are?

President Obama's Maine Chance to Make the Case

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

On Saturday, Obama has the opportunity -- and I believe the obligation -- to speak in moral as well as concrete terms about non-gay people's stake in ending the exclusion and discrimination gay people endure.

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

"A house divided against itself cannot stand." --Lincoln. "When you have both extremes saying they're unhappy, I think it's [the Senate's December 2...

"Lincoln, Life-Size": Abraham Lincoln's Fascinating Face (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Abraham Lincoln has fascinated people ever since his presidency, and is one of the most visually recognizable presidents in U.S. history. In a new boo...

Barack's Not Honest Abe -- But Neither Was Abraham Lincoln

Lowell Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lowell Thompson

We like to look back on past presidents and precedents to compare to current leaders. But when you actually know something about the real history, it seldom compares with our pop version.