What an asshole : During remarks on the Senate floor Thursday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) compared President Obama’s executive orders on immigration to Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and said that the president’s “courage”Show More Summary
The former Texas governor believes he and Abraham Lincoln share an ideological bond. That's not even close to being true.
A decade and a half into the 21st century, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is under fire, and white-on-black violence brings the cry that black lives matter. As we approach the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln, we would do well to reconsider his most famous...
Welcome to TIME’s subscriber Q&A with editor-at-large for TIME, David Von Drehle, who wrote this week’s cover story, The ISIS Trap. He is the author of four books, including Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year and Triangle: the Fire That Changed America. His other stories can be found here. You need to be a…
This post contains spoilers for the first episode of House of Cards Season 3. When Stephen Colbert rode off into the night last December with Santa Claus, Abraham Lincoln, and Alex Trebek, he got some of his most famous friends to promise...Show More Summary
“This bank is just what the freedmen need,” remarked President Abraham Lincoln on March 3, 1865, as he signed the Freedman’s Bank Act, authorizing the organization of a national bank for recently emancipated black Americans. A little more than a month later he was killed, making the Freedman’s Bank...
In addition to newspaper and magazine reporters, photographer Mathew Brady also looked forward to Abraham Lincoln’s campaign trip to New York City on February 27, 1860. On that date Lincoln delivered his Cooper Union address, the most...Show More Summary
Abraham Lincoln was the last president to attempt and fail to win a majority of the vote in a statewide race prior to winning the White House.
Long gone are the days when Abraham Lincoln commanded the country with a firm handshake and a p[...]
Can you imagine a life where you had no concept or focus on time? This interesting post on Open Culture explores how clocks changed humanity forever. A spiritualist who warned Abraham Lincoln that his life was in danger was also a friend...Show More Summary
Over the years, hundreds of actors have portrayed President Abraham Lincoln on screen, starting with half a dozen actors in 1911. This week, another stove top hatted casting choice was tipped, and it’s one of the more unusual ones. Chatting...Show More Summary
On February 12, 2015 – exactly 150 years after Abraham Lincoln's final birthday – Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James B. Comey gave one of the most wise and relevant perspectives on the racial issues of 2015 in a 23 minute speech at the Jesuit Georgetown University. Show More Summary
The president isn't just giving orders, he's also joining the battle in a large mech.
Billy On The Street with First Lady Michelle Obama, Big Bird, And Elena!!! from Funny Or Die Continuing the love fest between the Obamas and Funny or Die, the online comedy channel, first lady Michelle Obama appeared on a very special (and surreal) episode of “Billy on the Street” that was released Monday. For those unfamiliar with […]
For the past six months, I've sat next to this guy at work we call BigRiv. He keeps a samurai sword on his desk, eats a burrito for lunch pretty much every day (which he calls a "'rito"), and has a tattoo of Abraham Lincoln with a pair of big ol' titties. Show More Summary
We remain fascinated with Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, and as this year marks the 150th anniversary of his assassination, as well as the end of the Civil War, the number and diversity of titles focusing on Honest Abe are up. Jill...Show More Summary
We remember the railsplitting and the presidenting, but what massive financial burden of a job did young lawyer Lincoln spend years paying off?
Recommended Reading: Ted Widmer on the miscellaneous writings of Abraham Lincoln.
So which is it: Presidents’ Day or Washington’s Birthday? What about Abraham Lincoln? The best answer I found online is from Snopes.com (recommended): Claim: The federal holiday observed in the United States on the third Monday of February is officially designated as “Presidents’ Day.” FALSE Their post is long and detailed,...