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What We Will Learn Today: A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

We'll definitely learn plenty today. We'll learn whether the combination of art and science in polling resulted in accurate predictions.

Did A Sibling Rivalry Kill Abraham Lincoln?

Nora Titone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nora Titone

The killer's passionate devotion to the South was undeniable, but his singular family history, and the years he spent contending with his brother's greatness, presented other keys to his character.

The Nuclear Free Future Award

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Conchita Sarnoff

On September 30, 2010, at The Great Hall of Cooper Union in New York City, Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, and Claus Biegert, co-founder of the N...

Here's a Way to Never Be Unemployed

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Many Americans are maxing out on their unemployment benefits amid cries from Republicans that they're lazy bums who should get a job. Sure, there's on...

The Ladies of Nueva York, 1613-1945

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

Kudos to the curators of a splendid new exhibit at El Museo del Barrio. Latin ladies were not forgotten, ignored or discarded as is often the case in historical interpretations.

Weekly Reader: Abraham Lincoln, Nerve Tonic & Complimenting Trans People

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bil Browning

Bilerico Project made national news this week when I reported that Indiana Republican congressional candidate Marvin Scott's campaign manager was twee...

If the 'Mosque' Isn't Built, This Is No Longer America

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

I am opposed to the building of the "mosque" two blocks from Ground Zero. I want it built on Ground Zero. Why? Because I believe in an America that protects those who are the victims of hate and prejudice.

No Longer the Republican Party of Mount Rushmore -- Now the Party of Easter Island

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

It is really pretty remarkable to ponder how far the modern Republican Party has strayed from the vision of Lincoln, the Great Emancipator -- and Teddy Roosevelt, the Conservationist and Trust Buster.

A Pyrrhic Victory for Demagoguery

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Not liking the results of an election in a democracy does not mean voters are not being heard; it means the majority voted differently than you, and the majority was indeed heard.

Beck's Restoring Honor Rally: Rate the Teabaggers! (PHOTOS)

Scott Shrake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Scott Shrake

I wanted to see this Tea Party phenomenon up close. And I did. Here are some of my photos of the folks I encountered.

Celebrating the Women's Vote Amendment in the Age of the Tea Party

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As we celebrate the 19th Amendment, the progressive story of our constitutional history -- the story of our still unfinished constitutional journey towards a more perfect union -- is under assault.

"American Tune": A Playlist For These Un-United States

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I had a waking dream last night in which Newt Gingrich was lobbying to have the word "United" in the "United States Of America" formally removed once and for all.

Washington May Be Broken Now, But the Future Is Up for Grabs

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Politics is ugly, always has been but the framers invented a government that would embody all the messy contradictions without threatening the collapse of the system.

Wars Drive Advances: How the Civil War Changed Funeral Practices

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Wars are often responsible for medical and scientific advances, and the Civil War drove the need for a new science: an improved way to handle the dead...

Equal Parts Unique And Fun, Primus And Gogol Bordello Take The Williamsburg Waterfront

Jake Ray | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jake Ray

Friday was a perfect Brooklyn night for two of the most unique bands out there to make a sold out stop at the Williamsburg Waterfront....

Guns, Divisive Rhetoric to "Honor" Lincoln and King?

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

There's a sad irony in all of these people at the podium, with their supporters, celebrating their worship of guns while invoking the legacies of two great Americans whose magnificent lives were cruelly cut short by bullets.

Sowing the Seeds of Race, Reaping the Whirlwind of Racism

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The Obama Administration seems to have no overall strategy in dealing with racial issues at a time when accusations of racism flow from both sides of the political aisle.

A Capitol Trip

Nelson Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Nelson Davis

At a visual level, seeing the glistening historic stone buildings around Washington really is a soul stirring experience. They are some of the most famous and memorable images in our culture.

Document Signed By Abraham Lincoln Traveled With Donner Party

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A newly discovered Lincoln document has ties to a tragic bit of American history. Researchers say one of his militia buddies happened to carry a docu...

Lincoln or Kagan: Our Rights Have Deeper Roots Than the Constitution

Tony Blankley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Blankley

No one can rightly be called an American legal scholar who does not understand that the unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are the animating purposes of all our laws -- of the law.

Evolution Revisited

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It is with as much embarrassment as pundits are able to muster that I am forced to acknowledge that the Texas Board of Education may now consider itself vindicated by none other than school administrators

Immigration: Is Obama the New Lincoln?

Alan Kraut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Kraut

In 1860, Lincoln ran on a platform that was "in favor of giving a full and efficient protection to the rights of all classes of citizens, whether native or naturalized, both at home and abroad."

Beyond Disengagement and Anger

Nancy F. Koehn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy F. Koehn

What this moment demands -- and what we are all seeking so ardently now on the larger public stage -- is leaders who help each of us unleash what Abraham Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature."

How Open To Opportunity Are You?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Have you ever made a radical change in outlook and expectations to create a better life? If I could wave a magic wand for you, what would you have happen?

McClellan, MacArthur, McChrystal

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

Militarizing the presidency obviously undermines the principle of civilian control, which the McChrystal kerfuffle brought to the forefront.