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Abraham 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?

"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.

Boo! Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln Rumored To Haunt The White House

Washington Post | Moira E. McLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The White House wasn't finished when she moved in, so she used the still-under-construction East Room to dry her clean sheets. Her ghost is said to wa...

Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend Martin?

Ellen Whitehurst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ellen Whitehurst

When I came up with the concept for my first book, Make This Your Lucky Day, I decided to take important and special celebratory days off the standard yearly calendar.

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.

Obama's Lincolnesque Nobel Peace Prize

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Lincoln is Obama's professed ideal. We remember Lincoln today from civics lessons and the monument in Washington, but the historical reality is that he was both soaring idealist and ruthless pragmatist.

China To Obama: Dalai Lama Was A Slave Master In Tibet

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIJING — The conviction was clear but the message befuddling: China's Foreign Ministry spokesman was equating serfdom in Tibet to slavery in th...

Too Soon To Tell? Judging A President's Progress

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The New York Review of Books Huffington Post: At the anniversary of the election of Barack Obama, we're taking a close look at how he's done and what...

Palindroning; or the Fine Art of Quitting

Mark Axelrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

Sarah Palin's knack for quitting didn't start with quitting as governor of Alaska, but began a long time ago.

Freemasonry Symbols Found In Lincoln-Douglas Debate Site, Book Reveals

Chicago Tribune | Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

According to book author and Knox professor Lance Factor, the 1856 building's design, geometry, windows, and interior decorations all show telltale si...

In Search of Men of Principle

Louise Mirrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Louise Mirrer

Had Eugene and Stanley of Brighton Beach Memoirs been living in New York during the Civil War years, they might not have thought so highly of Abraham Lincoln's principles.

Stage Struck

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dean Bottrell

Theatre in L.A. is sort of a strange beast. When I first arrived here to seek my fortune as a screenwriter, I was floored by the number of small theat...

Abraham Lincoln As Vampire Hunter And Other Publishing News

USA Today | Bob Minzesheimer, Mary Cadden, Craig Wilson and Carol Memmott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Our greatest vampire hunter? Thousands of books have been written about Abraham Lincoln, but none, until now, has dealt with his skills as a vampire h...