Donald Trump this week was crowned leader of the Republican Party, succeeding such men as Abraham Lincoln, Calvin Coolidge, and Ronald Reagan. It's amazing how poor he is as leading his own party now. With Tim Kaine picked as the presumptive Vice Presidential nominee for the Democrats, Trump has decided to wade into Virginia politics. Show More Summary
The following article is from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Nature Calls. These true accounts of President Lincoln’s animal encounters show that the Great Emancipator’s compassion wasn’t limited to humankind. LITTLE ABE AND THE WILD TURKEY Lincoln learned at seven years old that he was different when it came to animals. Show More Summary
The storied party of Abraham Lincoln is now headed by a candidate who has divided the country, and the Republicans, like none other in decades.
The Republican National Convention! The heavily anticipated Super Bowl of the GOP! Every four years, the best and brightest of the party of Abraham Lincoln assemble to praise their selected champion before he strides proudly into battle for his place in history. Surely, every conservative would want a front-row seat. Show More Summary
A boy once asked Abraham Lincoln how long a man’s legs should be, and Abe replied, “Long enough to reach the ground.” This past week, mortgage rates just set a new all-time low, about 3.25 percent (“about” because of the always indefinite mixtures of fees at a given rate found by survey). The prior low was not far above, but back in 2012....
Hillary Clinton, exploiting the venue of her appearance in Springfield, Illinois — where Abraham Lincoln warned against “a house divided” — told America that Donald Trump is not fit to
Yesterday, Hillary Clinton delivered a terrific address at the Old State House in Springfield, Illinois—the site at which President Abraham Lincoln gave his "House Divided" speech. She spoke at length about racial justice, then segued...Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton wants to get past partisan politics, but isn't ready to back off her criticisms of Donald Trump. Speaking from the same stage where President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous "House Divided" speech, the former secretary...Show More Summary
Wipe away those crocodile tears, Turdblossom. Hillary Clinton gave a speech from the Old State House in Illinois, where Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous “House Divided” speech, and heaven forbid, she went after her opponent, Donald...Show More Summary
Two hundred and forty years ago last week, our founders unanimously signed a declaration. A declaration that, as Abraham Lincoln so eloquently noted, conceived our nation in liberty and dedicated it to the proposition that all men are created equal—a declaration that recognized that all men are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights: [...]
The presumptive Democratic nominee evoked Abraham Lincoln’s “House Divided” speech at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, Wednesday.
"I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free"
Donald Trump escalates his feud with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg July 13, 2016, 10:21 a.m. Donald Trump continues to fire back at Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after she said she couldn't imagine what a Trump presidency would mean for the court or the country.Donald Trump says Ruth...
Hillary Clinton is turning to the symbolism of Abraham Lincoln's "House Divided" speech to argue that the nation needs to repair its divisions after high-profile shootings in Texas, Louisiana and Minnesota. Clinton's campaign says the...Show More Summary
Sometimes, when I get bored, I like to play “what if” games inside my head. The hypothetical situations I explore can range from “What if I had ordered the soup instead of the salad?” to “What would have happened if Abraham Lincoln was...Show More Summary
July 7, 2016 By Andrew Feinberg Alarmed that Donald Trump might become president and/or destroy the planet, Abraham Lincoln has come back to life to debate the presumptive Republican nominee. Excerpts follow. L: So you’re the Republican nominee? What happened? Was there a plague and you survived? T: Hey, easy on the insults. That’s my [...]Show More Summary
As the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump could learn a lot from his party’s first president, Abraham Lincoln. He should start with religion and immigration, topics on which he has appealed to fear and bigotry rather than “the better angels of our nature” as Lincoln did. Trump has...
If I were to give high school students a list of famous leaders to study, these would be my top 21 choices: Abraham Lincoln Winston Churchill Charles de Gaulle Lee Kuan Yew Julius Caesar Caesar Augustus Margaret Thatcher Dwight Eisenhower Franklin D. Show More Summary
This is what Washington, D.C looked like in early photography. Most of them were taken in the early 1860s, several from the 1840s. Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated for a second time on March 4th, 1865 A Civil War Camp near Washington,...Show More Summary
In 1895, the Chicago Times-Herald launched a series of recollected accounts about Abraham Lincoln which the editors claimed would introduce new elements to the Lincoln story. These rare recollections have never since been republished as part of their own series, but modern scholars have used some of them to powerful effect. However, this summer, student interns […]