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Abraham Lincoln

The Other Lincoln Movie: Indie Feature Saving Lincoln Premieres on Lincoln's Birthday

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 04.08.2013 | Entertainment
Lorraine Devon Wilke

As we approach the Oscars, another film based on our 16th president, Saving Lincoln, has been nurtured into life by a team of filmmakers who approached it with a unique vision and a desire to create a kind of film no one had ever seen before.

Congressman Finds Big Error In 'Lincoln'

AP | Posted 04.08.2013 | Entertainment

HARTFORD, Conn. — As Rep. Joe Courtney watched the Oscar-nominated "Lincoln" over the weekend, something didn't seem right to him. He said Tues...

PHOTOS: DC's Lincoln Circuit

AP | By BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 04.02.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether you're interested in Lincoln the president or "Lincoln" the movie, Washington is a downright thrilling destination. ...

Victor Hugo and Abraham Lincoln

Norman MacAfee | Posted 03.31.2013 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

In this film awards season, two works embody enduring pinnacles of idealism.

Republican Sad Because Obama Says His Ideas Are "American"... That's What Lincoln Did, MLK Too

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Obama did, however, ground his inclusive conception of our national identity and, yes, his progressive political philosophy securely in our American traditions and history going back two centuries. Mr. Hazelwood takes umbrage? Fine.

Memo to Gun Rights Advocates: Take Note of What Reagan and Scalia Had to Say

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

President Obama himself recognizes the need for a rational middle ground and urges "advocates of gun control... to do a little more listening." Fair enough. But those on the gun rights side of the debate would be well advised start by listening to none other than Ronald Reagan.

Will Lincoln Win?

Sean Wilentz | Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment
Sean Wilentz

For almost exactly a hundred years, Hollywood has been complicit -- no, salient -- in promoting pro-Confederate falsehoods about the Civil War and Reconstruction. Now Spielberg and Kushner and everyone involved in Lincoln have at last declared, "Enough!"

Obama's Clear Yet Muted Trumpet: Hope's Audacity Meets Lowered Expectations

William Bradley | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

A spirited if episodic address delivered by our first black president on the occasion of his second inauguration, acclaimed by most of the media, living up to many expectations of the Democratic base, and... a relatively flat response from the public as a whole. What gives?

Gun Ranting: Good Fun, or Treason?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2013-01-09-NRAbanner11.jpgJohn Wilkes Booth saw himself as ridding the nation of a tyrant, but the nation mostly saw him as the treasonous assassin of their elected leader. See how this works? It's all a matter of perspective, isn't it.

A Speech That Speaks to Our Progressive Traditions

Mike Lux | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

To my friends who are cynical, who say it is just a speech, just words, I would argue that if you look at America's history, words matter.

Sleeping Through a Revolution: It's Time for President Obama to Wake Up to the True Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The following key principles, largely absent from Obama's first term in office, formed the backbone of Rev. King's life and work.

A Guest at the Inaugural

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Drawing Inspiration From Lincoln, King on the Eve of President Obama's Second Inauguration

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

As President Obama draws strength from the legacies of Lincoln and King, it is time for us to recommit ourselves to their vision of an America that lives up to its founding promise.

A Look Back At Inauguration Firsts

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Since President George Washington's first ever inauguration in 1789, the location, date and celebration of the event has transformed. Obama's first...

Haunted By Lincoln, MLK And Louie Giglio

Edward Gilbreath | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion
Edward Gilbreath

Regardless of your politics, if you're a Christian leader who has ever taken your job seriously, becoming yoked with Barack Obama can be public-relations kryptonite. But the irony of the latest debacle is that it undermines Obama's intentional efforts to be a president of inclusivity.

Abraham Lincoln Grew Up Where?

Posted 03.18.2013 | Arts

When it came time to name our pre-prohibition style small batch bourbon, we needed something equally as genuine for Kentucky. The answer was approxima...

Dodging Bullets

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

Let's dispense with tortured logic and contorted arguments. Arguments get mangled when the truth sticks in your craw. One relevant truth is: A lot of people just like big guns. Big guns make people feel powerful. Lots of people like to be able to say: My gun's bigger than your gun!

At the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation, Has the Race Myth Been Put to Rest?

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 03.13.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Gail Christopher

This is not just about -- or even mostly about -- overt racists who explicitly see people of color as something less than human. Such people are still out there, of course. But the belief in racial hierarchy also persists in much more subtle ways.

Americans Preach the Second Amendment, but Shouldn't Rely on Their Historical Knowledge

Huw L. Hopkins | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Huw L. Hopkins

Regardless of an individual's opinion, American or not, this idea that an American's right to bear arms is "sacrosanct" runs too deep to influence a difference in thought process.

Made In The Image of God: Human Value And Genomics

Dr. Denis Alexander | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion
Dr. Denis Alexander

To see where the clash comes from, we first need to understand the revolutionary nature of the Imago Dei idea in its original context in the texts of Genesis.

A Completely Uninformed Oscar Nomination Analysis

John Lopez | Posted 03.12.2013 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

I'm going to advocate that Oscar bloggers, much like starting pitchers, should be on rotation with mandatory rest years in-between. But before I start my online petition, I figured I'd muse on today's Oscar nominations from my completely uninformed point of view.

Will PBS Do What Django Couldn't?

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 03.11.2013 | Black Voices
Lauren Brown Jarvis

I'm curious if PBS can do what Django couldn't, as in, get Spike Lee to watch The Abolitionists, a new docudrama. Many criticisms of recent films centered around slavery have noted the absence of the abolitionists. Mad props to PBS for giving abolitionists their long overdue shine.

The Hope Tank

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 03.09.2013 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

God knows that we have hope tanks. He know this about us better than anyone. That's why he gave us a Book full of promises, packed with vivid descriptions of what we have to look forward to as Christians.

Compromising History: Lincoln on Capitol Hill

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Glenn C. Altschuler

Movie Night is a rare event on Capitol Hill, so when Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell took a break from fiscal cliff brinksmanship to host a Dec. 19 screening of Lincoln, it was a given that they would serve politics with the popcorn.

Resolution 2013: Fighting the American War Within

Monika Mitchell | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Monika Mitchell

The debates on human rights, gun control, climate change, gay marriage, "entitlement" programs, job initiatives, bank regulations and tax reform reveal the great cultural and ideological chasm widening among America's citizenry.