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Conservatives: The Minimum Wage Is Socialism

Mike Lux | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Listening to conservatives at the CPAC conference last week is a remarkable experience. It might make you laugh, it might make you cry, or most likely both. It will probably give you a headache and raise your blood pressure if you listen too long, so do be careful.

Michael Calderone

Actually, Abe Lincoln Might Have Enjoyed Appearing On 'Between Two Ferns'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.12.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said Tuesday night that unlike President Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln wouldn't have appeared on "Between Two ...

My Incredible Experience With Ancestry.com

John Blumenthal | Posted 05.09.2014 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

Now that I'm over 50, I've become particularly curious about my lineage. I didn't much care about it when I was in my 20s, 30s or 40s but I now feel a strong urge to learn about my roots. Am I distantly related to Lincoln or Gandhi or Dickens or Attila the Hun? Okay, Attila the Hun might be a stretch.

Howard's Daily: The Evil in Investing in Litigation

Philip K. Howard | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Philip K. Howard

The direct costs of sue-for-anything justice are only the tiny tip of a far larger cost--a pervasive fear of litigation has replaced a sense of freedom and spontaneity in social dealings. A tidal wave of defensiveness has washed over American culture.

A Tale of Two Fathers

Steven Knapp | Posted 04.21.2014 | College
Steven Knapp

Each year at this time we celebrate the births of two of our nation's greatest leaders, Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Call Me A Romantic, But I'm Not Through With Valentine's Day Just Yet!

David Kanegis | Posted 04.20.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

The sun has slowly set upon one of Hallmark's most profitable holidays. President's Day week has now arrived. There are no expectations laid on us for this celebration... we can be seen in public without a partner and not an eyebrow will be raised.

Presidents Day?

Adam Dubowsky | Posted 04.19.2014 | Comedy
Adam Dubowsky

It's Presidents Day! The day we celebrate our founding fathers the way they would've wanted -- by giving 10 percent off all appliances $397 or more at...

Presidents Day Woes: It's History, Not the Horse Race, That Matters

Joshua Zeitz | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Joshua Zeitz

Obama can take comfort in knowing that he's not the first occupant of the Executive Mansion whose legacy was written off prematurely. Abraham Lincoln, for one, had little cause to celebrate his birthday one hundred and fifty years ago.

Happy President's Day: 7 Politicians Who've Faced Gay Rumors

Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Throughout the course of American history, those involved in our country's political sphere have consistently faced rumors, speculation and scrutiny a...

UPDATE: College Dispute Claim That Harriet Beecher Stowe Wrote 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' In Home

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 02.14.2014 | Black Voices

UPDATE: Bowdoin College officials are disputing many of the claims made by those trying to sell the property, saying they lack factual evidence. Vice ...

100 Years Later: Celebrating the Long Road to the Lincoln Memorial

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 04.14.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Two score and nine years after Abraham Lincoln had won the Civil War, preserved the Union, abolished slavery, and was assassinated, the nation embarked on the construction of a memorial to honor his legacy.

Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln! Here Are 11 Pictures Of Him Sadly Not In His Birthday Suit

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Yeah, we said it. The rugged handsome President Abraham Lincoln would have celebrated his 205th birthday on Tuesday. See some of Lincoln's best...

It Is Darwin Day, a Celebration of Science and Reason

Rob Brooks | Posted 04.14.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

Darwin's impact on the world far transcends science. And yet, I'd be disappointed if this celebration of all things Darwinian began and ended with the great naturalist.

Building Bridges, Naming Names

Keith Runyon | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Keith Runyon

Naming public buildings, roads, bridges and the like is probably more complicated and controversial than it ought to be. No matter what, politics and power play a role. And such is certainly the case with the two new bridges now under construction here in Louisville.

What Black History Month Should Be

Theodore Johnson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices
Theodore Johnson

There will be children reciting famous lines from "I Have A Dream," high school students writing about George Washington Carver and his peanuts and probably some game shows questions on African-American inventors. If this is all that happens, then the month has been for naught.

"Centre's Lincoln": 2014 Centre College Founders Day Address

John A. Roush | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
John A. Roush

On this day when we celebrate the founders of Centre College, I judged this might be a time to learn about and celebrate one who helped to found a new...

I'm Taking Anti-Depressants. For My Kids.

Sarah Smiley | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

It doesn't matter what triggers the depression. The triggers are different for everyone. But anyone who has been through it knows that the abyss quickly feels like it will swallow you whole.

GOP Dishonors Lincoln And King With Gun Raffle

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

You do not honor men killed by gun violence by putting more guns on the street. Instead you work to reduce gun violence and work to bring reconciliation to a fractured nation.

Government of the Rich, by the Rich and for the Rich: It's Time for 'Militant Nonviolent Resistance'

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We now live in a two-tiered system of governance. There are two sets of laws: one set for the government and its corporate allies, and another set for you and me.

Letters of Note, Splendidly Noted

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Not only are the one hundred letters he chose to reproduce in the book great to look at, they are great to read, allowing experiences that are in turn transformative, moving, and inspirational (or chilling, in a few cases).

Author Of Lincoln Mystery Letter Finally Identified

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It's been more than 25 years since workers renovating Abraham Lincoln's home in Springfield found a letter fragment in a mo...

Author Of Lincoln Mystery Letter Identified

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It's been more than 25 years since workers renovating Abraham Lincoln's home in Springfield foun...

The Promise of the Yellow School Bus

Pam Allyn | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Pam Allyn

To begin to tell a new story about who we are and how we respond to such tragedy, we have to all be willing to see that there are nuances, contrasts and multiple perspectives on every subject. This won't happen overnight.

Make Recitation of Pledge of Allegiance Mandatory as an Educational Tool

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Steven Kurlander

Making students stand up and say the pledge each morning is not a jingoistic act of American imperialism or a violation of a student's rights, as some would argue. It's simply a statement of patriotism.

A Queer Look Inside Lincoln's Bedroom

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

The sexuality of America's 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, has been scrutinized by historians for years. Now, artist Sklyar Fein is delving even ...