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Book Review: The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy embroiders history with lunacy

In one of the more elaborate scenes from The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy, a robotic replica of President William Howard Taft goes on the fritz, running roughshod through the White House and nearly strangling the actual president. Show More Summary

Abraham Lincoln Turned into Sharknado, Attacked Other Presidents During Washington Nationals Game

3 weeks agoSports : The Big Lead

Sharknado 2: The Second One was the sequel Twitter demanded. Four days after its release, the film continues to permeate pop (...)

Three-day Gettysburg seminar for $100

The Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg Foundation are among the sponsors of a $100, three-day seminar on Sept. 12 to 14 titled “The Unfinished Work: Abraham Lincoln, David Wills and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.” The...Show More Summary

Today in history: America lost its 17th president

July 31, 1875: Andrew Johnson died. He was the 17th president, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson, who succeeded Abraham Lincoln after Lincoln's assassination, became the first president to be impeached. The House voted to do so on 11...Show More Summary

Today in history: "In God We Trust" becomes America's official motto

July 30, 1863: As the Civil War raged, President Abraham Lincoln issued his "eye-for-an-eye" order. It was described in the September issue of Harper's New Monthly Magazine (p.559) as follows: "The law of retaliation is formally announced by both the National and the Confederate authorities. Show More Summary

Paget Brewster Returns to Drunk History With Charlie Day

Paget Brewster, always intense, finally returned to Drunk History last night, for a mesmerizing take on the story of a failed attempt on Abraham Lincoln's life starring Charlie Day, Bill from Freaks And Geeks and Tyra from Friday Night Lights, among others. Show More Summary

MMA News: With The Addition Of Pro-Wrestlers And Actors, How ‘Real’ Is Bellator’s MMA Brand?

Pro-Wrestling has been a popular art form for the last hundred years. Starting originally at carnivals, having such names as former President Abraham Lincoln among the many others who suited up to perform, one would imagine wrestling would always have an audience. Into the 1990?s, it was massive due to WWE’s Attitude Era and rivalry

Today in history: Lincoln prepares the Emancipation Proclamation

July 22, 1862: President Abraham Lincoln informed his cabinet that he would issue the Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves. But ending slavery wasn’t Lincoln's priority. He hoped it would result in blacks fleeing the South and joining the Union army, thus weakening the South. Show More Summary

Abraham Lincoln campaign flag highlights Heritage Auctions' APIC National Convention Auction

last monthArts : Artdaily

An 1860 campaign flag for Abraham Lincoln and his running mate Hannibal Hamlin (est. $20,000+) highlights Heritage Auctions? American Political Item Collectors National Convention Auction, July 30-Aug. 2 in Denver. The American Political...Show More Summary

How to Start a Business After Multiple Failed Attempts as an Entrepreneur

Did you know that Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates' first business, Traf-O-Data, was a flop? Or that before he was president, Abraham Lincoln had a retail store that went bankrupt? As an entrepreneur, it's important to recognize and understand that failure is a part of business. Show More Summary

Churchill’s Leading Role

Reviewing Jonathan Rose’s The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor, Michael F. Bishop appreciates the insights offered by approaching Sir Winston through the writing he both produced and loved: Like Abraham Lincoln, the greatest statesman of the 19th century, Winston Churchill, the greatest of the 20th, had a genius for language. But unlike Lincoln, Churchill made […]

Lincoln High teacher a real All-Star

Renan Ebeid is an All-Star educator. The popular Abraham Lincoln High School athletic director and assistant principal is in Minnesota to be honored along with 29 other teachers from around the country - one for each MLB team - as one of the top teachers in the nation.

Happy 61st 'Nameversary' Internal Revenue Service

July's a big month for the Internal Revenue Service. On July 1, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln and Congress created the position of commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacted an income tax to pay Civil War expenses. George S. Boutwell,...Show More Summary

Why America Is In Jeopardy

On page 563 of his latest biography, “John Quincy Adams: American Visionary,” author Fred Kaplan (biographer of Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and Gore Vidal among others) cites this insight of the sixth president: “Christianity...Show More Summary

The irony of Britain’s planned Mahatma Gandhi statue

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

The British government announced Tuesday that it will install a statue of Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi opposite Parliament alongside statues of other pioneering statesmen, including Nelson Mandela and Abraham Lincoln. TheShow More Summary

The irony of Britain’s planned Mahatma Gandhi statue

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

The British government announced Tuesday that it will install a statue of Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi opposite Parliament alongside statues of other pioneering statesmen, including Nelson Mandela and Abraham Lincoln. TheShow More Summary

Wade-Davis

In the summer of 1864, Abraham Lincoln’s reelection was still up in the air, so politically it might have made sense to pocket veto the Wade-Davis bill to impose a harsher Reconstruction policy upon the South. But Lincoln had one fatal error in his presidency, which was believing in southern unionism. That error made him […]

Hot July 4 Clip: Dinesh D’Souza Docu ‘America’ On Abraham Lincoln

If your last film was the second-highest-grossing political documentary of all time, you need to think big with your follow-up. Dinesh D’Souza and his America co-director John Sullivan have certainly tried to do that. The team behind 2012?s 2016: Obama’s America asked Hillary Clinton to appear in their just released docu but she turned them down. Show More Summary

The eternal meaning of Independence Day

(Scott Johnson) Today is of course the anniversary of the birth of America’s greatest president, Abraham Lincoln. As a politician and as president, Lincoln was a profound student of the Constitution and constitutional history. Perhaps...Show More Summary

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