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Abraham Lincoln

A Decapitation Plot?

Edward Jay Epstein | Posted 06.15.2013 | Crime
Edward Jay Epstein

As all the world knows by now, Lincoln was assassinated by the actor John Wilkes Booth, who was shot to death by federal troops. Since then Booth has in the popular mind become the template for the crazed lone assassin. In fact, Booth was not the only assassin at work that night.

Abraham Lincoln Was Assassinated 148 Years Ago Today

Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

Nearly a century and a half after he was assassinated, President Abraham Lincoln's achievements continue to be remembered. Sunday marks 148 years s...

Beware of Whither We Are Tending

Mousa Alshanteer | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Mousa Alshanteer

We are living under a government the likes of which Abraham Lincoln and Alexis de Tocqueville warned us about -- a government that is increasing in scope and size, thereby restricting the very freedoms that distinguish our nation from any other.

Entertainment vs. Historical Accuracy?

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
Kathy Kemper

A filmmaker who seeks to portray major events or periods in history has at least two objectives: being as faithful to the documentary record as possible, and producing a film that reaches as wide an audience as possible. While those goals aren't conflicting per se, it's easy to see how there can be tension.

Transformed by History: Gettysburg College's Call to Service

Janet Riggs | Posted 05.29.2013 | College
Janet Riggs

When the Civil War made its way to Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College stood in its midst. Forty eight of the 116 students enrolled in the College at that time abandoned their studies and joined Company A, 26th Pennsylvania Emergency Militia Regiment.

On God's Side: For the Common Good

Jim Wallis | Posted 03.28.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

When did we trade the idea of public servants for the false idols of power and privilege? When did we trade governing for campaigning? And when did we trade valuing those with the best ideas for rewarding those with the most money?

Lincoln and Liberal Education

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 05.28.2013 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

Lincoln, self-educated, a versatile and critical thinker, questioned prevailing assumptions of his day, and, in his search for truth, drew upon mathematical axioms as a storehouse of principles he might apply to his political philosophy.

WATCH: 45 Things You Didn't Know About Presidents

Posted 03.28.2013 | Comedy

In this video from Mental Floss, John Green tells 45 facts about presidents that even the biggest presidential trivia nuts may not have known about. L...

DVDs: Horrible Hobbit, Great Day-Lewis, Treacly Life of Pi and More Oscar Faves Hit Stores

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A flood of Oscar winners, nominees and those that should have been hit stores in the last few weeks. Here's a rundown of recent new films that have just debuted on DVD and BluRay.

Order 'Lincoln' Now

Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

Lincoln, the 2012 historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field. Lincoln received widespread...

Gettysburg Address On Display

AP | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — One of five known manuscripts of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is going on display at the Library of Congress. Beginning Fr...

Sheriff Defends Shocking Obama Assassination Joke

AP | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — A Republican sheriff in Massachusetts is defending a joke he told at a St. Patrick's Day breakfast in which Abraham Lincoln vi...

How The South Still Lies About The Civil War

Salon | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

In the course of our conversation, Yacine Kout mentioned something else—an incident that had happened the previous spring at Eastern Randolph High S...

I'm With Lincoln

Justin Dillon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Justin Dillon

We need to make it clear that addressing modern slavery is not only a human rights issue, it's a function of our identity. We're creating controversy over something incontrovertible. The very shape of Lincoln's shadow is an icon of freedom.

There's a Prize tor Those Little Webisodes? Yes. Meet the Winner.

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

While much of the hoopla at the Writers Guild Awards was focused on the film nominees as a ramp up to Oscars, the category most associated with the fastest growing medium on earth went largely unnoticed. And Michael Cyril Creighton was crowned king of that world.

Surprise Beneficiary From 'Lincoln' Success

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment

LONDON — He may just be a footnote to history, but Dr. Isachar Zacharie is having a posthumous mini-moment, thanks to the Hollywood-sparked surg...

And the Oscar for Leadership Goes to...

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

In the digitally (or otherwise) enhanced narrative, even the foibles and faults contribute towards the endgame as the leader gets to goal. Unfortunately, outside the movie-house, we have to contend with the most spectacular of our leaders who inexplicably fail us in spectacular ways.

Saving Lincoln: A Movie of, by and for the People, Made Possible by New Media and 150-Year-Old Photographs

Salvador Litvak | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Salvador Litvak

Why recreate the Civil War world when it's already been photographed by pioneers like Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner? I would use their photos as my sets!

Just A GIF Of Lincoln Taking A Selfie

Posted 02.22.2013 | Comedy

Move over, Spielberg. There's a new defining portrait of Abe Lincoln. (via Reddit)...

Why I'm Rooting for Tommy Lee Jones

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
The Zinn Education Project

In the 2012 movie Lincoln, Stevens is cast as the radical whom Lincoln must tame to ensure passage of the 13th Amendment. This is Hollywood drama. The ardent abolitionist was as cagey a politician as Lincoln, and needed no persuasion to support his life's goal.

Oscar Nominees That Inspire Travel

Travelzoo | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Travelzoo

As we walk out of the theater, we discuss what we just saw on the big screen: the plot, the acting, the costumes. But on occasion, we also dream of travel.

Lincoln Movie Underplays James Ashley's Role

Steven Rosen | Posted 04.23.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

Lincoln, Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated movie about the great president's struggle to get Congressional approval for the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery, gets 53-year-old Ohio History teacher Paul LaRue's approval for bringing American history alive.

In Honor: Presidents' Day 2013

Edward Headington | Posted 04.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

Each president -- in ways large and small -- has contributed to this republic and made America what many of us believe her to be: exceptional.

6 'Black Presidents' Before Barack Obama

Posted 02.24.2014 | Black Voices

Barack Obama is widely known as the United States' first black president. But is he really the country's first African-American commander-in-chief? ...

LOOK: Presidents Day Showdown: Washington vs. Lincoln

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business

What better way to celebrate Presidents Day than by taking a closer look at two of America's most treasured leaders. You might see their faces almo...