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And Don’t Kid Yourself, King and Lincoln Would Have Praised Shelby County…

From the party that brought you the Martin Luther King whose public career consisted of a one-sentence speech, I guess “Abraham Lincoln: Neoconfederate” isn’t that much of a stretch.

Celebrating the Murder of a President

I hesitate giving this posting from the League of the South, announcing their intention to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln,…

Memorials: The Lincoln Memorial Could Have Been an Egyptian Pyramid

Photos via Vox On February 12, 1915, officials laid the cornerstone of the now-iconic Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., half-a-century after Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Congress approved $2 million for the project: a neoclassical monument designed by architect Henry Bacon....

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."

2 weeks agoHumor : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes Little did Abraham Lincoln know that I would go through BOTH in such a short period of time: Haley is officially on vacation so she left me with the keys for a week, and you know when your blog mother/work husband/big...Show More Summary

On Lincoln's birthday, Rauner says icon should inspire change in Illinois

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner attended a small ceremony Thursday celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s birthday where he spoke of the contributions the country's 16th president made to Illinois.

There are about 15,000 books on Abraham Lincoln — here are the 6 you should read

In less than two centuries, about 15,000 books have been written on Abraham Lincoln and his presidency. Trying to weed through the options in order to figure out which ones are actually worth reading is a pretty daunting task. In honor...Show More Summary

7 Life Changing Leadership Lessons From Lincoln

2 weeks agoTechnology : The Goods

Abraham Lincoln governed the U.S. through one of its most challenging eras--and his leadership still influences us today. Here are some of his most enduring and life changing lessons we can all learn from.

Lincoln's Birthday

Born February 12, 1809. Died April 15, 1865. Although commonly regarded as great, Abraham Lincoln rises in stature the more you learn more about him. Read the numerous biographies. Read Gore Vidal's novel about him. But to really get...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

This most unrelenting enemy to the project of the Confederacy was the one man who had quite purged his heart and mind from hatred or even anger towards his fellow-countrymen of the South. - Lord Charnwood on Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln’s Fremont Problem

According to historian Louis Masur, Abraham Lincoln was “upset” by Union General John Fremont’s decision on August 30, 1861 to announce from his headquarters in St. Louis the general emancipation of rebel-owned slaves in Missouri (p. 28).  Yet, in his first letter to Fremont requesting changes in this proclamation, which he sent by special messenger from Washington […]

7 Things You Didn't Know About Abraham Lincoln

While almost every American could probably tell you some of the most prominent details of the life of Abraham Lincoln, such as his time living in a log cabin or the opening of the Gettysburg Address, there is still much most people don't know about the country's 16th president. With his 206th birthday almost upon us (Feb. Show More Summary

Chrysler Museum commemorates Abraham Lincoln with two shows honoring great American leader

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, the Chrysler Museum presents two photography exhibitions exploring the life and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln (1809?1865). Shooting Lincoln: Photography and...Show More Summary

Abraham Lincoln and Food for Peace

As we celebrate President Abraham Lincoln's birthday this month, let's remember some of his lesser known roles too. Even long after his death, Lincoln's influence has continued in ways perhaps unexpected. In fact, Lincoln helped to win the peace after World War II. Show More Summary

1860 Presidential Ferrotypes from legendary Berman Collection may bring $30,000 at Heritage Auctions

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The only known complete set of 1860 Presidential Ferrotype Buckles ? depicting candidates and running mates including one-time-underdog Abraham Lincoln ? will make its auction debut in Part I of the Merrill C. Berman Political Collection at Heritage Auctions Feb. Show More Summary

Newswire: If Courtney B. Vance plays Johnnie Cochran on American Crime Story, you must acquit

Other than maybe Abraham Lincoln, Johnnie Cochran has to be the most famous lawyer in the history of the world. Lincoln wasn’t famous for being a lawyer, though, so we’d have to give Cochran the edge anyway. He probably did all sorts of things before and after the O.J. Show More Summary

Where Comedy Crackles

Last week, Louis C.K. emailed his fans a manifesto on the importance of comedy clubs: Nightclubs, comedy clubs, is where comedy is born and where comedy, standup comedy, truly lives. Going back to Abraham Lincoln, who was probably America’s first comedian, Americans have enjoyed gathering at night in small packed (and once smokey) rooms, drinking […]

Top MLB Prospects Who Could Force Way onto 25-Man Rosters in Spring Camp

It's finally February! And while I'm sure you're all extremely excited for Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day and the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, the real reason we all look forward to the second month of the year is simple: spring training. Yeah, I know. Show More Summary

Tolstoy’s Love Letter to Lincoln

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy once regaled a Muslim chieftain in the Caucasus about the greatness of Abraham Lincoln.

The Mary Sue’s Favorite Comments of the Week: Robot Ultron Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln: Avenger Hunter?

4 weeks agoHumor : Geekosystem

Another week has gone gently into that good night, but you (and your knowledge of America's Greatest Robot President) helped make it memorable!

The Great Confusion of Mike Huckabee, Esquire

While invoking the same message as segregationist policy, the former Fox News host also manages to confuse Abraham Lincoln's legacy. read more

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