From 2014: Joseph Epstein on Lord Charnwood's excellent biography of Abraham Lincoln. If I had to pick just one book on Lincoln, this would be the one.
Several of our country's presidents are native to Illinois (depending on how one defines "from"). Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Ulysses S. Grant, and Abraham Lincoln all lived in Illinois before they made the White House their home. However,...Show More Summary
As if American voters didn't have enough to worry about, in the last few years, the undead and the uncanny have infiltrated the ranks of U.S. politicians in novels like Seth Grahame-Smith's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and "The Last American Vampire" and Christopher Farnsworth's wonderful...
On April 14, 1865 Abraham Lincoln was shot as he sat in Ford’s Theater watching a play. He died in the early morning on April 15. The young country, which had just endured four years of war and was looking forward to peace, now had to deal with death of the President. The man who [...] The post One hundred fifty years ago appeared first on The Moderate Voice.
Donald Trump, Wonkette takes it all back. You are the best Republican candidate probably since Abraham Lincoln, who wouldn’t have had to deal with that pesky Civil War if he had just gotten the Messicans to build a YOOOOOOGE wall around...Show More Summary
Honest Abe was many things, but a strict, no-nonsense father wasn't one of them.
Tourist #1, about Hasidic Jewish guys wandering around: Look!Tourist #2: Huh?Tourist #1: Wanna go talk to the Jews?!–Union SquareOverheard by: Lynn
Researchers believe they have found the final resting place of the first black male slave freed by Abraham Lincoln in a cemetery at a former Minnesota psychiatric hospital. William Henry Costley was just 10 months old when Abraham Lincoln freed him from slavery. Show More Summary
A woman on the $10 bill; sentiment to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill. Poet Charles Bane, Jr. asks, why not take the so called "emancipator" Abraham Lincoln off the $5 bill? Why Abraham Lincoln Should Be Removed From The Five Dollar Bill by Charles Bane, Jr. Show More Summary
When a new president takes office, it’s normal to get showered with diplomatic greetings, gifts, and political overtures. But when Abraham Lincoln’s administration moved into the White House, they turned down what could have been the greatest gift of all: the chance to populate the United States with wild elephants.
Sculptures of (left to right) George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota. (Lakota Sioux name for the mountain: Six Grandfathers) "And yet where in your history books is the tale, of the genocide basic to this country's birth..." Buffy Sainte-Marie Monuments tell a tale of history. Show More Summary
“They can do same thing that Abraham Lincoln did about the Dred Scott decision of 1857,” Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, said, speaking of what conservatives might do about Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality. Show More Summary
Three men and one woman convicted in the conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln are hanged in Washington, DC.
Mary Surratt was hung for her role in the conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago today, July 7, the first woman in the United States to be executed by the federal government. On July 5, a petition signed by...Show More Summary
Are law school deans responsible for preventing the next Abraham Lincoln from discovering his or her true potential? The suggestion comes from a soon-to-be dean, Vikram Amar, in an announcement naming him the next head of University of Illinois College of Law.
Abraham Lincoln got his start as a lawyer. Then again, so did Nixon. In fact, more than half of the U.S. Presidents have been lawyers. Working as an attorney is still one of the most common paths to political office, with 37 percent of the House and 57 percent of......
It's the 239th Birthday of America. Take a moment to read the wit and wisdom of our greatest President.
Jon was in Copenhagen, Denmark a few weeks ago where he spotted these pistols at the Rosenborg Castle armory. These pistols were crafted by Samuel Colt and given as a gift to Federik VII by Abraham Lincoln in 1861. The detail of the engraving, done by a Mr. Show More Summary
Remember that fateful day on July 4th, 1984 that we won our freedom from the South, and Abraham Lincoln signed the Declaration of Independence? If this new video from media analyst/author Mark Dice is any indication, our education system could use a little work. Show More Summary
On March 4, 1865, after days of heavy rain, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address in a soggy capital to tens of thousands of Americans gathered in the mud and the muck. The speech was brief but profound and elegant. Show More Summary