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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.

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...

Recession Over? You Gotta Be Kidding!

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

President Obama is hardly alone in claiming that things are now stable, although numerous skeptics suggest such cheerful tidings should be taken with a heavy grain of salt.

The Real Thanksgiving Day -- Our Presidents Explain

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Breggin

By looking at what our most revered presidents have said about the meaning of Thanksgiving, we can get a better idea of the purpose of our national holiday.

To Tweet or Not To Tweet: That is the Question

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

We've prepared a time-saver for those hipsters, geeks, and Twitteristas who haven't the time to reduce the classics to Twitter's required 140 characters, counting spaces.

Obama to Join the Republican Party?

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Barack Obama has tried to make the GOP happy. He appointed Republicans to high posts, expanded the U.S. presence in Afghanistan and never pushed for a single-payer health plan

Calling Mr. Smith, Not Mr. Rogers

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Siegel

We are starved for a leader who can express righteous indignation against the corrupt forces who have emptied the public purse while bidding for the powers that be.

Which Kennedy Was Moses? John or Ted?

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Feiler

Ted Kennedy was called the Moses of Health Care. This analogy was also used frequently on the death of other great American figures.

UBS Whistleblower Sentenced to 40-Month Prison Term Puts Chill on Whistleblowing

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Bradley Birkenfeld may be one of the most effective whistleblowers in the nation's history. His reward? A 40-month prison sentence.

P3s: Let's Not Party Like It's 1929

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

We must take the public interest more seriously when we talk about P3s.

Did the Inglorious N.O.P. Bust a Cap in Health Care Reform?

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

From a branding perspective, is this really how the Republican Party wants to be defined? Hate speech -- true hate speech -- should never be tolerated in any form.