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100 Years Later: Celebrating the Long Road to the Lincoln Memorial

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 04.14.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Two score and nine years after Abraham Lincoln had won the Civil War, preserved the Union, abolished slavery, and was assassinated, the nation embarked on the construction of a memorial to honor his legacy.

Religion and Politics Do Mix

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.13.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

It has long been said there are two topics that should be avoided in "polite company," that is, at social gatherings, parties, service clubs, during i...

Washington Shutdown Opens Mall to Foreign Invasion

Bob Walker | Posted 12.15.2013 | DC
Bob Walker

Government services were paralyzed. Slime is everywhere. The Capitol desperately needs cleansing from this avian invasion. Make their feathers fly.

The Eagle Flies

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

It is not only a magnificent speech we remember this week or powerful faces that beamed through glass television screens that late summer day. We remember who we are.

Live at Lincoln: RFK, JFK, MLK's Nonviolent Message at 50th MoW

Michael Shank | Posted 10.24.2013 | DC
Michael Shank

"That is a dangerous, defeatist belief," said the President. Dr. King called America the "greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." He was right. And it is still today.

March on Washington: Greatest Purveyor of Violence Is Still America

Michael Shank | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

While Dr. King's progressive dreaming of a world where racial and economic equality is commonplace may have been radical then, his most radical thinking -- and what would still get him in trouble with federal authorities to this day -- is his messaging on nonviolence.

Honest Abe Is Squeaky Clean

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service says the cleanup at the Lincoln Memorial is complete, three weeks after the statue was vandalized with gr...

Congress Commemorates Major Anniversary

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As members of Congress marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the Senate majority leader warned Wednesday that civ...

Lincoln Memorial Vandalized

Posted 07.26.2013 | DC

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. was vandalized overnight. (Scroll down for photos.) According to NBCWashington, green paint was splattered ...

It Is Time to March on Washington Again!

Alan Singer | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 is the fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Between 200,000 and 300,00 people, more than 75 percent of whom were African-American, gathered around the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

Other Proposed Designs for the Lincoln Memorial

Ghosts of DC | Posted 08.17.2013 | DC
Ghosts of DC

This is a series of images depicting alternate versions of the proposed Lincoln Memorial. These were all designed in 1912.

The Most-Visited Attraction In D.C. Is...

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.09.2013 | DC

Big fan of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site? You're practically the only one. Statistics released Tuesday by the D.C...

PHOTOS: The Most Visited National Parks May Surprise You

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.11.2013 | San Francisco

Filmmaker Ken Burns once called the National Parks System "America's Best Idea." No matter where you stand on other great American ideas (the ligh...

The Story of the Common Good (Video)

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.04.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

We would take the time to sound out each syllable, word, and sentence until they got it right, "With malice toward none, with charity for all ..." While they were learning to read, I wanted them to absorb the words of Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln's Words of Wisdom

Terri Barnes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Terri Barnes

Try whining to Mr. Lincoln about the ideological war between red and blue states. He might point out that the war between the Blue and the Gray involved real bullets and real blood, as well as a moral chasm.

WATCH: Lincoln Memorial's Green Nightmare Returns

Posted 09.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Despite the National Park Service's best efforts, Lincoln Memorial's newly reconstructed Reflecting Pool has filled with green algae. ...

Landmark Is No Longer A Big Mess

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 10.31.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall reopened Friday after a two-year, $34 million reconstruct...

Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Work Nearly Done

AP | Posted 10.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The reflecting pool on the National Mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial is about to reopen after a two-year, $34 million reconstr...

2011 Quake Caused National Mall To Sink

Posted 03.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you look at historic photos and maps of the nation's capital, you'll notice that the Potomac River came up to the grounds of the Wash...

Why We Admire Lincoln

Mark Zupan | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Mark Zupan

Abraham Lincoln is the most revered president. This is especially striking in light of the fact that Lincoln presided over a period more challenging and economically destructive than any other in America's history.

Baby Skulls Being Stolen For Santeria?

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 02.09.2012 | Miami

As first reported by WSVN, bodies at Miami cemetery Lincoln Memorial Park have been robbed and disturbed for what is believed to be use in Santeria ri...

Dr. King's Misleading Memorial Inscription Is in Good Company

Tim Krepp | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Tim Krepp

Memorials on the Mall (and elsewhere for that matter) have an at best imperfect track record on accuracy.

Let Freedom Ring -- Now! Now!!

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Zeitz

As Dr. King told us, we cannot walk alone. The destiny of all Americans is inextricably bound together. My greatest hope is that the justice movement will be a way for all of us to stand together to "Build the Dream!"

'One Nation Rally' Photo Gallery

Jeff Malet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Malet

2010-10-06-pullquote.jpg On October 2, 2010, tens of thousands of activists gathered, hoping to counter the conservative tea party movement and energize the electorate.

Amanda Terkel

Thousands Rally At The Lincoln Memorial For Jobs, Justice And Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for photos Tens of thousands of civil rights, labor, and other progressive activists gathered on the National Mall today for the One Na...