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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."

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...

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...

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,...

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?

Thanksgiving Day: A Perspective For Gratitude

Jim Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Thomas

America pauses today, if but for a moment, in collective recognition that despite our differences and our problems, we have many reasons to be grateful. Law, thankfully, has little to do with Thanksgiving.

"Therapy" for Obama and His Demoralization by the Insurance Industry

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

Obama is trapped in the same kind of thinking that initially demoralized his hero Abraham Lincoln, who ultimately rejected that kind of thinking, regained his morale, and fought against what was morally wrong.

A Life in Books

Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jessie Kunhardt

I've never really been able to imagine myself in a job that didn't have something to do with books, which is how I ended up as the HuffPost Books Intern.

UPDATED APOLOGY FROM CONGRESSMAN--HAVE WE NO SHAME? DEBASING THE HOLOCAUST FOR ANOTHER TEN SECONDS OF MEDIA COVERAGE

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Everyone knows that genocide means mass murder and that the Holocaust should be restricted to the mass murder of 6 million Jews during World War II. Abuse of these terms is inexcusable.