“No House Divided a Mystical Energy” – Abraham Lincoln as Han Solo Seatlle-based artist Michael Leavitt has created Empire Peaks, an awesome series of sculptural mashups mixing together Star Wars characters with pop culture figures. He did an amazing job of “juxtaposing the classic archetypal roles found in Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and the [...]
The words of Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton are once again appropriate to describe the passing of Nelson Mandela. As Abraham Lincoln took his last breath in the early morning of April 15, 1865, Stanton was reported to have said, "Now...Show More Summary
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(Scott Johnson) Robert Merry begins his interesting National Interest commentary on Obama’s shrinking credibility with a famous quote frequently attributed to Lincoln: Of all of Abraham Lincoln’s profound observations about politicsShow More Summary
"In the arc of his life, we see a man who earned his place in history through struggle and shrewdness, persistence and faith. He tells us what's possible not just in the pages of dusty history books, but in our own lives as well."
Horrible. Give credit to Nelson Mandela for not slaughtering whites in South Africa. But Mandela was no Gandhi, Martin Luther King or Abraham Lincoln. Nelson Mandela (L) warmly greets Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) chairman Yasser Arafat on his arrival in … Continue reading ?
Conspiracy theorists everywhere delight in trying to highlight connections between otherwise unconnected events - a favourite being the assassinations of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and President John F Kennedy in 1963. But here's...Show More Summary
What to Know and How to Pray Nelson Mandela has died. His life was a remarkable journey. Who is Mandela? Part Abraham Lincoln, part Rosa Parks, part Frederick Douglas, and part Martin Luther King, Jr., Mandela was the face of the anti-Apartheid...Show More Summary
Yoda/Mohandas Gandhi Han Solo/Abraham Lincoln C-3PO/Steve Jobs Wicket Wystri Warrick/Michael Jackson Chewbacca/Charles Darwin Is there a medium that Mike Leavitt won't try? We've previously seen his ceramic teapots made to resemble notorious murderers and landscapes painted on pennies. Show More Summary
Possibly the dumbest argument against a governor for the GOP nominee in 2016 is that Abraham Lincoln wasn’t a governor. This brainstorm from a popular right-wing radio host is the sort of jaw-dropping inanity that reminds you what happens when you stay hermetically sealed in the right-wing echo chamber. To respond: There is no Lincoln around. […]
Next year we'll see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Dominic Cooper in some big blockbusters like DreamWorks' Need for Speed, and apparently in some kind return as Howard Stark in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But earlier in the year, the actor will lead a low key thriller called Reasonable Doubt. Show More Summary
John Wilkes Booth readies the killing shot on President Abraham Lincoln in the new book "Assassinated!" The book showcases the attempts on the lives of 12 US presidents. (Credit: Brendan Powell Smith/Assassinated!) You've seen the picture a thousand times. Show More Summary
If you look at an actual photograph of Abraham Lincoln in 1863 at age 54, the physical effects of the mental weight and strains he carried are quite evident.
Yes, I know… a lot of people issued proclamations of thanksgiving before President Abraham Lincoln. I’ve seen several posting tidbits about it on Face Book. I don’t know how many have noted that the claim belongs to… Lincoln… and, yes, he was a person in power who could and did put the wheels in motion […]
We can thank Abraham Lincoln for some of the most momentous events and acts in our country's history. Our 16th president had the unenviable task of being Commander in Chief during the Civil War. During that terrible period, he came under...Show More Summary
Glenn Beck keeps getting weirder and freakier as time goes on and yet, he still gets a platform on Fox News. I'm sure Bill O'Reilly was glad to have him, but I wonder if he even expected this sort of loopy behavior from the King of Vicks...Show More Summary
By Jim Gourley Best Defense combat culture columnist "That these dead shall not have died in vain." So went the closing lines of Abraham Lincoln's renowned Gettysburg Address and the opening of Admiral Mike Mullen's op-ed in the Washington Post the other day arguing that no servicemember, either in time of war or peace, ever dies in vain. Show More Summary
In 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation declaring November 26 a day of “sincere and humble thanks.” In 1863, with the Civil War raging, President Abraham Lincoln issued a presidential proclamation setting aside the last Thursday of November “as a day of Thanksgiving,” making the celebration a national holiday. Since her founding, our nation...
It's important we remind ourselves of the pertinent facts concerning the holiday of Thanksgiving. In 1863 a Christian president, Abraham Lincoln, proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwells in heaven."
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared that the last Thursday in November should be a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise." Barely a decade later, department stores established the following day -- now known as "Black Friday"...Show More Summary