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Lincoln’s Alcohol-Fueled Diplomacy

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

While the biggest issue during Abraham Lincoln’s political career was slavery, it wasn’t the only issue. The nation was swinging from a freewheeling culture of alcohol to a movement for temperance, and a politician’s stance could affect votes. Show More Summary

Honest Abe Wasn’t Honest About Drinking

Temperance was a tricky tightrope for Abraham Lincoln to walk since he was literally born into the liquor industry.

Lincoln’s Papers Find a Familiar Spot: In the Middle and in Jeopardy

There is growing concern among scholars that the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project might be hobbled or shuttered amid a political showdown.

Actually, Lincoln Would Be Horrified By Today's GOP

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Conservatives love to tout Abraham Lincoln as one of history's most celebrated Republicans -- especially on Feb. 12, his birthday. But the modern GOP has nothing to do with the party of Lincoln, and the 16th president would probably be horrified by the likes of Sen. Show More Summary

Video: Catapult Testing on Aircraft Carrier Abraham Lincoln

U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division has begun testing the updated catapult systems aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft

Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln

Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born on February 12, 1809. Beyond the coincidence of their being born on the same day, there were many points of connection in their lives and thought.I have written a series of posts on this, some of which can be found here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

In Honor of Lincoln's Birthday

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In honor of President Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, I provide this reprint of an article of mine that appeared in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly a few years back: LINCOLN LOGS OF WISDOM A Presidents' Day review of practical advice from one of our greatest lawyer-presidents By Daniel E. Show More Summary

Hay, Blinken!

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Neatorama is proud to bring you a guest post from Ernie Smith, the editor of Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. In another life, he ran ShortFormBlog. Abraham Lincoln may be the greatest president ever … in terms of the crazy cultural crap he inspires. Show More Summary

Obama urges "a better politics" during a visit to a historic spot

ON A freezing morning on February 10th 2007, Barack Obama declared his intention to run for the presidency on the steps of the old state capitol in Illinois, the very place where Abraham Lincoln gave his “A House Divided " speech against slavery 150 years earlier. Show More Summary

Returning to his roots, Obama calls for an end to 'poisonous political climate'

Returning to the message of hope that propelled him from the Illinois state capital to the White House, President Obama on Wednesday invoked Abraham Lincoln’s warning that a house divided could not stand and called for structural changes to improve the country’s political discourse. In an address...

Moderates, Negotiators, and Compromisors

It is almost axiomatic. As a nation becomes increasingly polarized, either it must stop, or there will be civil war. Or, as Abraham Lincoln famously said, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." What other option is there? Some people living in opposite sides of the house see a different future. Show More Summary

Indiana State Museum unveils Abraham Lincoln undocumented artifact in time for Lincoln birthday

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Indiana State Museum has unveiled a previously unknown artifact from Abraham Lincoln?s life in Indiana. Lincoln?s bench mallet (circa 1829) will be on public display for the first time in 188 years, on his birthday, February 12 and remain on view through 2016 at the museum. Show More Summary

Xbox One President’s Day sale: buy a console, get a free game and $75 gift code

February 15 is the American Holiday Presidents’ Day in which George Washingon and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays are celebrated. It’s more or less a reason for retailers to host a sale and Microsoft isn’t any exception. Over on the Microsoft Store, if you buy a select Xbox One console, you’ll net a free game and a […]

In 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,' the undead lock horns with some very tough Bennet sisters

It's apples and oranges, but the film version of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is, in fact, slightly more diverting than the 2012 release "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." So we're getting there. Fifty years from now, when it's "Richard Nixon vs. the Kraken vs. Sharknado," we'll have this...

In 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,' the undead lock horns with some very tough Bennet sisters

It's apples and oranges, but the film version of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is, in fact, slightly more diverting than the 2012 release "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." So we're getting there. Fifty years from now, when it's "Richard Nixon vs. the Kraken vs. Sharknado," we'll have this...

Diane Keaton Was Channeling Abraham Lincoln In Her Vanity Fair Shoot

In today’s Tweet Beat, Diane Keaton is presidential, Dax Shepard has a math problem and Topher Grace is back in the spotlight. Read more...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Fans of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter — okay, there are no fans of that 2012 cinematic fizzle — are bound to be intrigued by what writer-director Burr Steers (his Igby Goes Down still resonates with me) has done to put the bite on Jane Austen. You can't accuse Pride and...

Mac Firmware Virus Creators Hired By Apple

Abraham Lincoln had a very great idea when it comes to enemies – he insists that if one were to be able to win an enemy over, he would not only have “killed” the enemy in the process, but also gain a friend in the process. I supposeShow More Summary

Heroes of Horror: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012)

Ol' Honest Abe proves that sometimes the pen isn't always mightier than the sword as he sets out with ax in hand to fight the forces of evil in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter! Why is Abe your Hero of Horror?

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