Robert Beckhusen Security, Finnish pilots won’t be landing on aircraft carriers of their own anytime soon — or ever. On March 17, 2017 in the Atlantic, a fighter jet landed onto the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. The only difference this time was that the pilot was Finnish, not American. Capt. Show More Summary
Prestigious private college Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, where Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama spoke when they were presidential candidates, plans to reverse course... To view the full story, click the title link.
War rallied citizens and legislators, but Lincoln and Churchill could not count on continuing support without achieving conspicuous victory in battle
The cartoonist’s early rough sketches of his great subject turned up recently in an old scrapbook. Adam Gopnik reports.
Throughout American's history, many of the men who ultimately served as president of the United States have had some pretty head-scratching facts attached to their biography. Here now are the very strangest. 1. Abraham Lincoln: Booze...Show More Summary
Tesla Ready for Takeoff “The best way to predict the future is to to create it.” These words to live by are credited to both Abraham Lincoln and Peter Drucker....
Once John E. Washington started to dig, he found an incredible wealth of untapped knowledge about the 16th president
"They Knew Lincoln, written by an African American high school teacher and collector of Lincolniana named John E. Washington, earned critical acclaim and sold out quickly — but was never reprinted"
Did you know that more people ride Caltrain daily than live in Greenland? Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was President when the railroad began carrying riders 150 years ago?
President Donald Trump loves to compare himself to Abraham Lincoln. Honest Abe would disagree. Just last month, at a gathering of GOP lawmakers, Trump placed himself on Mount Rushmore again, asserting that Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) “actually once said I’m the greatest president in the history of our country. I said, does that include Lincoln and Washington? He said […]
Robert W. Merry History, We break down why. More than any other president, Lincoln left behind a nation transformed. All the great presidents set the country upon a new course at a time when the old direction no longer inspired confidence among citizens and voters. Show More Summary
Every February, Americans celebrate the presidencies of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln on the third Monday of the month. Presidents' Day is often nothing more than a day off for children in school, and a prime sale weekend for Americans to engage in their favorite sport of shopping. But...
Today is Presidents Day here in the USA, so I'm not really blogging. But I have something on my chest... This holiday bugs me, because in 1971 they took the February birthdays of two of our greatest presidents squished them into a single commemoration. Show More Summary
Philip K. Dick’s We Can Build You is a Cyrano de Bergerac story. The two lovers are schizophrenics, and the part of Cyrano is played by a robotic replica of Abraham Lincoln. It is the only novel ever written to feature the sentence,Show More Summary
When President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in March, 1865, there was not enough time to build an elaborate tomb like the one that stands today. Fortunately, there was an unused vault in Oak Ridge Cemetery that would suffice forShow More Summary
This year, after 40 years, I finally learned how Black History Month came to be. It emerged out of the efforts of a former slave named Richard Robert Wright Sr. He thought that February 1, the day Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment...Show More Summary
Abraham Lincoln is one of those rare figures whose greatness increases with familiarity. I plod through books about him not because he is boring but because the material is so rich that it cannot be quickly consumed. I am still shifting between Lord Charnwood's great biography and Harry Jaffa's classic on the Lincoln - Douglas debates. Show More Summary
"We have done a Soldier's duty. Why can't we have a Soldier's pay?"
On Abraham Lincoln’s 209th birthday, four American firsts have brought destiny, dignity, respect, and art together to remind us that this country embodies love, hope, and things bigger than the misrule and chaos that have come out from under rocks and have seemed to define who we are and who ... More »
President Abraham Lincoln would have turned 209 years old today.