A PhD student discusses what it’s like being a young Muslim man in today’s world. — “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better” Abraham Lincoln Like everyone else I was horrified by the recent shootings in Orlando which killed 49 people… perhaps more so because I am a Muslim. Show More Summary
On August the 21st, 1858 Abraham Lincoln said: Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Consequently, he who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes...Show More Summary
Donald Trump delivered yet another speech yesterday in response to yet another speech by Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. (And of course, by “speech” I mean a 30-minute rant against his/her opponent.) But there was an interesting moment that needs to be highlighted in Trump’s spiel. Show More Summary
"You say you would almost give your place in Heaven for $70 or $80. Then you value your place in Heaven very cheaply."
An excerpt from Blumenthal's new book explores how an early clash with pro-slavery advocates shaped Lincoln's political outlook. The following excerpt is adapted from A Self-Made Man 1809-1849: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln (Simon & Schuster, 2016), the first of a four-volume biography. Show More Summary
Locks of both Abraham Lincoln and his killer, John Wilkes Booth, are about to be auctioned off. What makes famous peoples hair so collectable?
On June 19, 1865, two and half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, TX were finally freed. They were the last to be informed of their free status and to commemorate this moment...Show More Summary
It took two whole years after President Abraham Lincoln declared the abolition of slavery on January 1, 1863, for the end of one of the darkest chapters in American history to take hold. The Emancipation Proclamation marked the end of...Show More Summary
Tom Wheeler, the hard-charging head of the Federal Communications Commission, is a history buff who's written books on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Cable TV executives - infuriated at a series of recent agency actions, including placing them under utility-like oversight through his net neutrality...
The first trailer for Timur Bekmambetov’s remake of Ben-Hur is here and looks nothing like what audiences might expect from the director of Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Instead of given us a steaming CGI, speed-ramping action mess, the new Ben-Hur has chosen to take a more pious route in an obvious effort to [...]Show More Summary
TweetThere were warning signs: The entire Civic Center plaza is full of dorks eating box lunches and looking at their phones help — TK (@40goingon28) June 13, 2016 But I wasn’t prepared. I wasn’t prepared for this gang of blackshirts headed down Market: I was going to flash “16” to them to show I was […]
It was Abraham Lincoln who said, “Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” This gets at the reputation of the real estate industry. The reputation is what it is, and it’s not good. Show More Summary
by Mark Burns If you were to ask most Americans to name significant historical occurrences of 1864, most answers would probably involve the Civil War. But in fact it was in that same year that President Abraham Lincoln signed the … Continue reading ?
Republican strategist Ana Navarro lashed out at Donald Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord on Tuesday for claiming that Republicans were betraying Abraham Lincoln’s legacy by refusing to defend Trump’s racist comments about an Hispanic judge. In an column for the American Spectator, Lord...
Abraham Lincoln is more famous than Frank Grillo?! Universal made an interesting move with their The Purge: Election Year character posters, which feature American icons-turned slasher, as opposed to big name celebs such as the aforementioned Grillo. In theaters July 1, the next chapter occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New […]
While The Flash TV series continues to race on The CW, The Flash movie is slowly progressing as one of the many entries in the DC Extended Universe. However, it encountered a setback in late April when Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter...Show More Summary
Co-authored by Amanda Garza, an Art History and Archaeology student at Boston University and also a closet political junkie and sci-fi nerd. While seeking his first seat in the Illinois General Assembly, Abraham Lincoln published a statement in the Sangamo Journal that in part divulged his motivations behind seeking elected office. Show More Summary
Journalist and Clinton confidante Sidney Blumenthal joins HuffPost's Ryan Grim to discuss his new book, A Self-Made Man, which is the first of his multi-volume history about Abraham Lincoln. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
When President Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address for the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg in 1863, he spoke not only of the sacrifice made by those who had fought and died during that bloodiest of battles, but also about the place itself, the blood-soaked ground that they had fought and died upon. This [...]
Two documents signed by Abraham Lincoln in his drive to abolish slavery in the 19th century have sold for more than $4.5 million in New York. Limited edition copies of the Emancipation Proclamation delivered on January 1, 1863 and the...Show More Summary