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
The Ohio State University Marching Band did a wonderful job as they honored the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address during their “Salute to Gettysburg” halftime show on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013. After the halftime performance, the Ohio State Buckeyes continued to march forward and won their football game against the Indiana Hoosiers with [...]
This week marks two solemn anniversaries in American history: President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered in the aftermath of one of the most brutal battles of the Civil War, 150 years ago this Tuesday, and the assassination of President John F. Show More Summary
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln called a nation divided by war to join together in a time of corporate thanksgiving and repentance when he proclaimed that Americans “set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day...Show More Summary
On November 13, Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) assumed a new persona: that of a shock jock. Obviously not remembering that he represents the great state of Illinois, the land of Abraham Lincoln, he resorted to racism in saying "How do youShow More Summary
Valerie Strauss, an education reporter for The Washington Post, recently posted an excellent and very critical blog on the inadequacies of the Common Core's decontextualized approach to teaching primary source documents. Because this...Show More Summary
When one thinks of modern-day groups that might fittingly parallel the life and cause of President Abraham Lincoln, does a pro-discrimination organization that vowed to "drive a wedge between gays and blacks" jump to your mind? Well, according to the...
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has decided he wants to sign the state bill allowing same-sex marriage on a desk that belonged to Abraham Lincoln. The desk itself isn’t in Springfield, the state capital. It’s in Chicago, but Quinn is having...Show More Summary
On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams noted President Obama and the four former living presidents reciting the Gettysburg Address to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's historic speech, but ignored the...Show More Summary
President Abraham Lincoln penned five copies of his famous speech. The drafts have withstood the test of 150 years -- and the Conservation Lab at Cornell University plans for 150 more