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William Seward

The Republicans and the Radical Minority

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

It is worth bearing in mind that extreme minority factions can do serious damage to the nation as a whole when they pursue a strategy of burning down the political house in hopes of building a new one.

Climate Change and the Future of the Arctic

John Kerry | Posted 07.14.2013 | World
John Kerry

Our warming planet means the Arctic's ecosystem is experiencing significant, rapid shifts with far-reaching consequences. All of the changes in the Arctic must change the way we approach the region.

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.

Books: William Seward -- The One Man Hated Even More Than Lincoln

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.19.2012 | Books
Michael Giltz

Writer Walter Stahr gives William Henry Seward his due in this intelligent and illuminating biography of one of the most important political figures of the 19th century.

God Bless America. God Save the Queen

Robin Koerner | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Whereas Americans find their identity in the future that they are building, the British find their identity in their past -- in the institutions, ideas and even buildings that tell the story of a nation that has always been a work in progress.

Obama: Follow the Philosophical Footsteps of Abraham

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Lincoln's preservation of the union would not have been possible without his economic reform. It is the philosophy at the base of those achievements that must be the prototype for change in America now.

Two Types of Confidence - Obama and Bush

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

Bush preserves his self-confidence by shutting out other points of view. Obama's openness is possible, on the other hand, because of his genuine self-confidence.

It Ain't What You Say, It's How You Say It

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jerry Weissman

The past weekend brought us two excellent examples of the art of interpretation by two grand masters of interpretation; one a virtuoso of words and th...