A less than perfect union: Europe the Unready, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: Thanksgiving as we know it dates not to colonial days but to the middle of the Civil War, when Abraham Lincoln made it a federal holiday....
(Scott Johnson) We pause to give thanks Sarah Josepha Hale, the 74-year-old magazine editor who wrote a letter to Abraham Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the “day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed...Show More Summary
When President Obama pardoned two turkeys named "Honest" and "Abe" this Thanksgiving, most Americans understood the reference to Abraham Lincoln. But in China, a translation mix-up saw the second turkey’s name rendered not as the one-syllable “Abe” but with two characters pronounced “ah-bay,” the same as those used in the name of Japanese Prime Minister […]
We at AIM wish you have a great and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. Here is what Abraham Lincoln said in 1864 (source: UC-Santa Barbara): The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone […]
Before 1863 each state scheduled its own day of thanksgiving at different times, generally states in New England. But on Oct. 3 of that year President Abraham Lincoln gave a proclamation setting a National Day of Thanksgiving. “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties,... Read More
Hot takes are, more often than not, pretty stupid. While there are many exceptions, the popular opinions in even subjective matters are generally right. The Beatles are the best band ever, Abraham Lincoln was a great president, and Bill Belichick is the best coach in the NFL—probably in the league’s history. But Ray Lewis, being […]
Missouri State University students protested to get Abraham Lincoln removed from all U.S. currency because they believe that the former president was racist.
One hundred fifty-two years ago on November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln spoke at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The previous speaker, Edward Everett, a noted orator, gave a speech that lasted two hours. President Lincoln’s speech was just 272 words and over in a matter of minutes. He said, “[T]he world will little note nor long remember [...]Show More Summary
Star Trek Continues recently debuted the episode “Divided We Stand,” a time-travel escapade where Matt Bucy plays Abraham Lincoln. Star Trek New Voyages plans to release their latest episode “The Holiest Thing” by the end of the year. Captain Kirk has been recast, but Charles still plays Scotty.
Today marks the 152nd anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. There are only a handful of known original copies of this speech in Abraham Lincoln's hand. Yet each week, Americans discover others. How can this be?
It's very rare these days to see a politician with facial hair. Long gone are the days of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, and it seems strange to imagine modern lawmakers sporting exorbitant beards Fortunately, the creative facial...Show More Summary
Famous board games often have surprising origins. In past Board Games Legends Revealed, I've detailed how Abraham Lincoln shaving his beard inadvertently led to Milton Bradley's first board game and how missing Scrabble game pieces led to the creation of Trivial Pursuit. Show More Summary
According to the MPAA today, the home of Abraham Lincoln and shows like Empire and Chicago P.D. is about to be "opening the door to new and exciting productions" with the return of its shuttered tax credits program. Except it isn't exactly...Show More Summary
“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” – Abraham Lincoln
"If you had told me there'd be crystal meth in the same museum as The Star-Spangled Banner, Thomas Edison's light bulb, Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch and Dorothy's ruby slippers, I'd have told you you were using too much of Walter White's product." read more
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years." -- Abraham Lincoln This sign hangs outside of my office as a friendly reminder to live each day as if it matters most, because we never know what the next day will bring. Show More Summary
What happened to the Republican party Abraham Lincoln helped shape in the years prior to the election of 1860? Would the President who knew all too well what happened when this country was torn apart recognize his party today? Would he understand why they seem so determined to divide this country now? Would he stand [...]Show More Summary
For generations, visitors and employees at the White House have claimed to have seen Abraham Lincoln's ghost. There is even a Wikipedia page dedicated to Honest Abe's apparition. Now, one paranormal researcher believes he has photographic proof of Lincoln's spirit in the White House. Joshua P. Show More Summary
A long list of prominent people have signed a "Statement Calling for Constitutional Resistance to Obergefell v. Hodges," which has been supported by the American Principles Project of the Witherspoon Institute at Princeton University.They...Show More Summary