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Abraham Lincoln

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 ...

'Grateful to Almighty God'

Len Munsil | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion
Len Munsil

Thanksgiving is about giving thanks to God. It is about WHO we are thankful to even more than what we are thankful for.

Thanksgivukkah Foretold in Talmud Over 2000 Years Ago

Salvador Litvak | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion
Salvador Litvak

In our house, we'd like to cut out the presents entirely, but we don't want our kids to associate being Jewish with getting ripped off, so we compromise with books.

A Big Helping of Thanksgiving Politics for All

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If, this week, you get tired of those yapping political idiots who happen to share your familial bloodline, please remember that arguing about politics isn't some sort of distraction from the holiday, but it has been part of the holiday since our country was born.

The Leadership Legacy of Kennedy and Lincoln

Seth Moulton | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics
Seth Moulton

Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy shared more than just being leaders during critical times and the misfortune of lives cut short. They shared a power of will to drive the nation, sometimes single-handedly, toward a destination that few but they realized was attainable.

Thanksgiving Continued

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.24.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Last week I wrote about the events leading up to the first Thanksgiving formally observed in America. This week I want to concentrate on Thanksgiving...

The Myth of the Thanksgiving Turkey

Ed Coffin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Ed Coffin

There's little to no historical evidence indicating that turkeys were eaten at the first Thanksgiving and we know that they certainly did not consume any of the "traditional" foods we consume on our tables today. So, where did all this come from?

Reading Without Understanding -- Common Core Versus Abraham Lincoln

Alan Singer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

When Common Core ignores the context behind the Gettysburg Address, it does students, Americans, and Abraham Lincoln a great disservice.

11/22/63: Gun Control, Anyone?

Denise Bostrom | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Denise Bostrom

I believe the time has come to reconsider how we wish to leave our country for our children and theirs. As the anniversary of the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut (12/13/13), approaches, I believe that together, we have the ability to spare our children and country.

What if Doctor Who Stopped JFK's Assassination?

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Davis Schneiderman

Doctor Who is turning 50, this week, just in time for the adventuring Time Lord to save JFK while glibly reversing the polarity of the neutron flow.

What Can Obama Do in a Non-Magical Moment?

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Try as one might, it's pretty much impossible to miss how badly things have turned for President Barack Obama. Not that it hasn't been building all year.

Obama Pens Letter Commemorating Gettysburg Address

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

On Tuesday, the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, President Barack Obama penned a letter commemorating the historic...

Just 23 Percent Of Americans Think Abraham Lincoln Would Be A Republican Today

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

The 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address has given rise to plenty of conjecture about how it might play in modern times. We've already speculat...

The Gettysburg Address

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

Today it is regarded as the most famous speech in American history. Yet, in the news coverage of the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery, Lincoln's brief two-minute address was overshadowed by the two-hour speech given by Edward Everett, one of America's great orators.

Gettysburg Address Event To Honor Landmark Lincoln Speech

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — In solemnity, thousands gathered at a central Pennsylvania battlefield park Tuesday to honor a speech given 150 years ago tha...