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Abraham Lincoln

'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...

Embracing Equality on the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

Mike Quigley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

It is inevitable -- and at times maddening -- that this change is messy and slow. But change does come, and that is heartening to me. As Lincoln noted at Gettysburg, there is unfinished work ahead of us.

Sorry, Men's Health, But Movember is Now Mea-culp-ember, Too

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Christina Pesoli

No, he owned up, no strings attached. He said he made a statement that turned out to be not true. He said he understood that it is scary to get a cancelation notice. And he apologized. Obama's apology gets full points for being unequivocal.

BOTH SIDES NOW: FDR and Machiavelli on Obamacare's Stumbles

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.18.2013 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Matalin, Reagan and Green debate Obamacare's failed rollout and the GOP's flawless inaction. The panel also discusses how CBS turned Benghazi from a tragedy into a hoax, as well as "Harvard on the Potomac."

The Gettysburg Address and the Mission Not Accomplished

Scott Hancock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Scott Hancock

How could Abraham Lincoln really believe what he said in the first line of the Gettysburg Address? He said the United States had been conceived in liberty, knowing full well that the founding of the country sealed a million black people in slavery.

Suppose the Tea Party Walked Out of Congress?

Carl Pope | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

Too many Progressives do not yet understand the threat posed by the anti-majoritarian compromises agreed to in the Constitution -- or added, like the filibuster, over the decades.

President Obama: Why You Should Come to Gettysburg

John McCormick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John McCormick

Dear President Obama: My family and I were disappointed to learn you've decided not to attend the 150th anniversary commemoration of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in Pennsylvania this November 19.

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: The Flop That Popped (VIDEO)

Salvador Litvak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Salvador Litvak

Tuesday, November 19, marks the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Much will be made of the most influential speech in American history, but few will realize that it was a flop in its time.

Top Republican Throws Cruz, Ryan Under The Bus

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) dealt a blow to such GOP presidential hopefuls as Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep...

A Good Samaritan

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Michael A. Hardy

The experience deepened my faith in the human spirit and the potential goodness of people. Lincoln gave everything so this nation had an opportunity to survive as one nation, under god, indivisible, for liberty and justice for all.

Abe Lincoln Is A Democrat, According To This

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.07.2013 | College

There's a plaque on the campus of Northeastern Illinois University that refers to Abraham Lincoln as a Democrat. Recently, a few websites noticed a...

Live Where Five Generations Of Abraham Lincoln's Family Are Spending Eternity

Posted 10.29.2013 | HuffPost Home

Five generations of Abraham Lincoln's family will spend eternity here. Now, you can make it your home, too. The Lincoln Homestead and Cemetery -- i...