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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.

Emancipation Day in New York and Brooklyn

Alan Singer | Posted 03.04.2013 | New York
Alan Singer

On January 1, 1863, after almost two years of uncertainty, questioning and debate, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, ending slavery in rebelling states as a war measure.

This Year's Watch Night Celebrations 'Not Just African American'

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2013 | Black Voices

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan 1 (Reuters) - Congregants at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church cried out in testimony...

Emancipation: January 1, 1863

Ken Blackwell | Posted 03.02.2013 | Black Voices
Ken Blackwell

January 1, 2013, the National Archives places the Emancipation Proclamation on rare public display, the text is hardly legible, the victim of age and light. But Abraham Lincoln stands out clearly.

Watch Night Service In The Black Church In America: 150 Years After The Emancipation Proclamation

Rev. Joan R. Harrell | Posted 03.02.2013 | Religion
Rev. Joan R. Harrell

One hundred and fifty years later, African American Christians continue the faith tradition of their enslaved ancestors and gather at a designated meeting space, the church, tonight, Dec. 31, 2012, to celebrate

Les Miserables and Lincoln: They March to Freedom

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

What do Lincoln and Les Miserables have in common? Enjolras played by Aaron Tveit, a student leader of the June Rebellion in Les Miserables, belts it out.

Lincoln, Meet Django: Slavery's Latest Films Are Controversial, But Not Why You Think

Rodney Barnes | Posted 03.02.2013 | Black Voices
Rodney Barnes

The film is a well-acted, directed and a cinematic and aural feast, yet Tarantino's Django remains hotly debated among black intellectuals. And when it comes to why this is such a lightning rod, I have a theory.

New Year's Resolution: Six Reasons to Rout the Republican Redcoats

Jane White | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Jane White

Abraham Lincoln would not be the only one turning over in his grave at the disgraceful state of the Republican party 147 years after he left office -- other dead progressive Republican leaders would, as well.

Courage & Individual Conscience: The Top 10 Pro-Freedom Films of 2012

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

As we celebrate 2012 in film, it's fitting that we honor movies that affirm the very liberty that makes our art, our traditions of free speech, and our democratic form of government possible.

Watch Nights Mark 150 Years Since Emancipation

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.28.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — As New Year's Day approached 150 years ago, all eyes were on President Abraham Lincoln in expectation of what he warned 100 days ea...

A Melodrama of Our Own Making

Sean Carman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Sean Carman

OK, I'll grant that the steering and brakes have stopped working in Congress, but in no other sense are we approaching any kind of cliff, fiscal or otherwise. The fiscal crisis we are barreling toward is entirely of our own making.

Let the Republicans Leap Off the Fiscal Cliff and Just Say Goodbye: An Open Letter to President Obama

Alan Singer | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

With tax policy, federal spending, social insurance, and the national debt ceiling being held hostage by radical right-wing Tea Party demands, it is time for what FDR called "bold, persistent experimentation" and executive action to solve the economic crisis facing the nation.

Lincoln and His Team of Homeopaths

Dana Ullman | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

There is a wide body of evidence that Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) maintained a special interest in and appreciation for homeopathic medicine. It is therefore not surprising that many of Lincoln's advisors were users of and advocates for homeopathy.

WATCH: Tony Kushner on Lincoln and Practical Politics

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment
Bill Moyers

In extended video clips from this weekend's Moyers & Company, Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter behind Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, talks about his approach to writing the movie and how it affected his own view of democracy.

My Little Publishing Company Acquires the Tell All to End All: Lincoln's Lover's Diary

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 02.18.2013 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

There was no question in my mind. The penmanship, the ink, the paper, the passion inherent in this short passage -- I knew I had the real thing. So you can imagine my horror when in my excitement I spilled my Caramel Macchiato all over the precious page.

PARTY LIKE IT'S 1863!

Posted 12.21.2012 | DC

This is a New Year's Eve plan for history buffs. (Which, in D.C., we expect is most of us.) On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the E...

Is Obama a Man of Destiny?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Lincoln was beloved but also reviled; he could have gone down in history as a divisive leader more than a uniting one. The difference wasn't up to him. As he saw it, destiny worked through him. It will be fascinating to see if the same historical force is about to push America forward once more.

LOOK: What's So Special About This Bill?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 12.16.2012 | Money

Talk about inflation. A $5 "brown back" national bank note from 1882 just sold for an eye-popping $101,790, according to Bonhams. The bill bare...

Rethinkin' Lincoln on the 150th Birthday of the Emancipation Proclamation

Bill Bigelow | Posted 02.12.2013 | Education
Bill Bigelow

In coming months and years, teachers' jobs will be made harder by Steven Spielberg's film Lincoln, in which Daniel Day-Lewis gives a brilliant performance as, well, Lincoln-the-abolitionist. The only problem is that Lincoln was not an abolitionist.