On June 19, 1865, two and half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, TX were finally freed. They were the last to be informed of their free status and to commemorate this moment...Show More Summary
A crowdsourced initiative in which anyone can help decipher Civil War telegrams, including messages from Lincoln himself.
It took two whole years after President Abraham Lincoln declared the abolition of slavery on January 1, 1863, for the end of one of the darkest chapters in American history to take hold. The Emancipation Proclamation marked the end of...Show More Summary
By now everyone knows about Donald Trump's racist attacks against the Hispanic judge presiding over the Trump University lawsuit. Over the weekend, Trump doubled down on his bigotry, claiming not only that Judge Curiel is biased andShow More Summary
by Mark Burns If you were to ask most Americans to name significant historical occurrences of 1864, most answers would probably involve the Civil War. But in fact it was in that same year that President Abraham Lincoln signed the … Continue reading ?
Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has been coming unglued ever since revelations about his phony “university” have gone public. Trump’s main strategy so far has been to attack the judge presiding over the case for being biased against him due to his “Mexican”...
As organizers for the atheist Reason Rally boast that 30,000 secularists will be at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on Saturday, Catholic League President Bill Donohue has slammed the event, calling it an "invasion."
Tom did a nice post earlier about Larry Pratt’s, of the Gun Owners of America (GOA), remarks about resorting to the bullet box if a Democrat should win the Presidency. I don’t want to delve into the shifting understanding of the 2nd Amendment right now, but I do have a certain subject matter expert on the […]
When President Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address for the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg in 1863, he spoke not only of the sacrifice made by those who had fought and died during that bloodiest of battles, but also about the place itself, the blood-soaked ground that they had fought and died upon. This [...]
It seems the rumors of Abe Lincoln’s homosexuality have been greatly exaggerated—at least according to a new book by the author whose researched sparked the enduring speculation about our 16th president. In his new book, Your Friend Forever, A Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed, psychoanalyst and history professor Charles Strozier [...]
Sotheby?s will offer two significant and foundational documents of the United States of America, the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment. Both signed by the ?Great Emancipator?, President Abraham Lincoln, these iconic documents...Show More Summary
Adam writes: Hey Bark, I’m currently driving a car that’s outlasted jobs, girlfriends, friendships, an Obama presidency and a Harper administration. I am rolling in a 1998 Lincoln Town Car Cartier — and boy do I love my ride! From my pic, you can see “Mitzi” is a well taken care of lady. Show More Summary
Advice for lawyers from our 16th president.
Abe Lincoln Must Be Rolling Over in His Grave By Dick Polman Here’s the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln: “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the [...]
Laura Ingraham defended Donald Trump to a skeptical caller today by saying many presidents (name-dropping Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln specifically) have had "moral failings."
The New York Post today names the woman believed to be the reason of Jed Bernstein’s dismissal as president of Lincoln Center. She was some 30 years his junior. The paper further alleges that, having ‘plucked her from the chorus’, he twice gave her promotions to key posts at the Center. Both were single at the […]
Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Let that sink in. One year ago, in May 2015, the nation's political attention was focused on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who was making the case for immigration reform, including a path to legal status for undocumented residents. Show More Summary
“The surprising departure of Jed Bernstein last month after just 27 months as president of Lincoln Center was prompted not by a change in career plans, as announced, but by the discovery that he” – well, he did one of those things chief executives tend to lose their jobs for doing.
Jed Bernstein was forced to resign because of an inappropriate relationship with a staff member, the organization said.
Jed Bernstein’s abrupt departure from Lincoln Center was initially spun as a personality clash between him and the board chair, Katherine G. Farley. Now the Center’s crisis-management team have informed the New York Times that Jed, 61, was having an affair with a woman in her 30s who was on his staff. ‘Mr. Bernstein had violated […]