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Abraham Lincoln

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.

One Reason Why Abraham Lincoln Gets So Depressed

Robert J. Benz | Posted 02.12.2013 | Entertainment
Robert J. Benz

Last night I saw Lincoln. Not the Spielberg movie, I saw a vision of Abe Lincoln sitting at the foot of my bed. Of course, I became nervous and out from my mouth came the silliest question anyone has ever asked Abe Lincoln, "Why so sad?"

Lincoln and Me

Mark A. Trowbridge | Posted 02.12.2013 | Miami
Mark A. Trowbridge

Steven Spielberg has captured beautifully the war-ravaged time of Lincoln and the improbable story of the waning days of the Civil War and the 16th president's life.

Our Lincoln, Ourselves: Rethinking Slavery and Abolition

Jim Downs | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Downs

When the script does not portray Lincoln as divinely inspired abolitionist, the film lapses into other problematic formulations of why people fought to end slavery.

What Is So Great About Abraham Lincoln?

Quora | Posted 02.11.2013 | Education
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by C. Matthew Latsha: How to even begin answering this: I once wrote in my private writings, If...

Lincoln and the Founding of America's Second Republic

Nathan Newman | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Nathan Newman

For all that some conservative members of the Supreme Court talk about "original intent" in the words of the Constitution, remarkably little attention is paid to the intent of those who refounded this nation in the wake of the Civil War. 

Fox's Phoney War

David Trumble | Posted 02.08.2013 | Media
David Trumble

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Mallika Rao

The Lincoln Obsession: Why the 16th President Is Back in a Big Way

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 12.06.2012 | Arts

In her biography, "Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln," Doris Kearns Goodwin recounts an anecdote that at first seems impossible ...

Why Social Courage Should Be Taught in the Classroom

David Allyn | Posted 02.04.2013 | Education
David Allyn

In our modern world, it's social courage that gives us the advantage. Unfortunately it is not a skill that is taught deliberately in schools.

Mallika Rao

The Greatest Lincoln Since Lincoln

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts

Lincoln (AP Photo/Disney-DreamWorks II, David James) In her biography, Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goo...

The Bellwether Belt

Jacopo della Quercia | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Jacopo della Quercia

When Missouri's electors convene on Dec. 17 to cast their electoral votes, it will mark the second presidential election in a row their state voted for the losing candidate. What are the state's proudest, most nostalgic citizens to do?

Spielberg's 'Lincoln': The Art And The Impartation

Stephen Mansfield | Posted 02.03.2013 | Religion
Stephen Mansfield

Some films remind us of the past. Some films bring the past to bear upon our own times. Few have the power to impart the spirit that was upon our fathers. "Lincoln" does.