This week marks two solemn anniversaries in American history: President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered in the aftermath of one of the most brutal battles of the Civil War, 150 years ago this Tuesday, and the assassination of President John F. Show More Summary
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln called a nation divided by war to join together in a time of corporate thanksgiving and repentance when he proclaimed that Americans “set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day...Show More Summary
On November 13, Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) assumed a new persona: that of a shock jock. Obviously not remembering that he represents the great state of Illinois, the land of Abraham Lincoln, he resorted to racism in saying "How do youShow More Summary
Valerie Strauss, an education reporter for The Washington Post, recently posted an excellent and very critical blog on the inadequacies of the Common Core's decontextualized approach to teaching primary source documents. Because this...Show More Summary
When one thinks of modern-day groups that might fittingly parallel the life and cause of President Abraham Lincoln, does a pro-discrimination organization that vowed to "drive a wedge between gays and blacks" jump to your mind? Well, according to the...
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has decided he wants to sign the state bill allowing same-sex marriage on a desk that belonged to Abraham Lincoln. The desk itself isn’t in Springfield, the state capital. It’s in Chicago, but Quinn is having...Show More Summary
On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams noted President Obama and the four former living presidents reciting the Gettysburg Address to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's historic speech, but ignored the...Show More Summary
President Abraham Lincoln penned five copies of his famous speech. The drafts have withstood the test of 150 years -- and the Conservation Lab at Cornell University plans for 150 more
Symbolism matters. That’s why it means a lot that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed the state’s marriage equality law at the desk Abraham Lincoln used to write his first presidential inaugural address. About 3,000 people watched as Quinn made Illinois the 16th state to legalize marriage equality. “This new law is an epic victory for equal […]
President Obama paid homage to the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address with a handwritten letter lauding the ongoing fight for equality. read more
"It’s bad enough that homosexual extremists for years have been promoting the preposterous lie that Lincoln was ‘gay.’ Now we see his noble legacy on behalf of Black Americans appropriated by the Left to justify homosexual ‘marriage’ – which has nothing to do with civil rights and everything to do with normalizing a changeable sexual sin. Show More Summary
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On the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the e-coupon website Groupon made light of the bloodiest war in American history. Originally spotted by Twitter user Jeff Emanuel and reported by RedState, the...Show More Summary
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will sign the marriage equality bill today and according to one report he will sign the bill on Abraham Lincoln's desk, which Quinn is quietly having shipped from the state capital to his office in Chicago. Oh-em-Jeebus, the Tea Things will scream. I'll post a live stream of the signing ceremony later today.
This is a big week for us Americans to argue about why we argue so much about Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. The argument, I will argue, is really all about us.
(Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg: Wikipedia) Today is the 150 year anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, […]
To mark the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, the White House released U.S. President Barack Obama's handwritten tribute to the Abraham Lincoln's historic speech on Tuesday. You'll want to read this: A 272-word handwritten...Show More Summary
On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, one of the most famous speeches in American history. Here, 150 years later, is how the iconic speech might've been tweeted had Lincoln delivered it today.
Google went way beyond a simple doodle to mark today’s 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. You can find three in-depth digital exhibits exploring the development and legacy of the famous speech at the...Show More Summary
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — In solemnity, thousands gathered at a central Pennsylvania battlefield park Tuesday to honor a speech given 150 years ago that President Abraham Lincoln predicted would not be long remembered.