In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed The Yosemite Grant, granting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove to the state of California, the first time that the U.S. Government enacted to protect land for future public enjoyment. This...Show More Summary
The following article is from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Nature Calls. These true accounts of President Lincoln’s animal encounters show that the Great Emancipator’s compassion wasn’t limited to humankind. LITTLE ABE AND THE WILD TURKEY Lincoln learned at seven years old that he was different when it came to animals. Show More Summary
Yesterday, Hillary Clinton delivered a terrific address at the Old State House in Springfield, Illinois—the site at which President Abraham Lincoln gave his "House Divided" speech. She spoke at length about racial justice, then segued...Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton wants to get past partisan politics, but isn't ready to back off her criticisms of Donald Trump. Speaking from the same stage where President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous "House Divided" speech, the former secretary...Show More Summary
Donald Trump escalates his feud with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg July 13, 2016, 11:30 a.m. Donald Trump continues to fire back at Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after she said she couldn't imagine what a Trump presidency would mean for the court or the country.Donald Trump says Ruth...
Donald Trump escalates his feud with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg July 13, 2016, 10:21 a.m. Donald Trump continues to fire back at Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after she said she couldn't imagine what a Trump presidency would mean for the court or the country.Donald Trump says Ruth...
July 7, 2016 By Andrew Feinberg Alarmed that Donald Trump might become president and/or destroy the planet, Abraham Lincoln has come back to life to debate the presumptive Republican nominee. Excerpts follow. L: So you’re the Republican nominee? What happened? Was there a plague and you survived? T: Hey, easy on the insults. That’s my [...]Show More Summary
As the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump could learn a lot from his party’s first president, Abraham Lincoln. He should start with religion and immigration, topics on which he has appealed to fear and bigotry rather than “the better angels of our nature” as Lincoln did. Trump has...
Ten Reasons Abe Lincoln Would Be Rolling Over in His Grave Today by Andrew Feinberg President Teddy Roosevelt put a portrait of Lincoln in the oval office and, when confronted with a problem, would ask, “What would Lincoln do?” Today, the answer, I’m afraid, would be roll over in his grave. There are 10 reasons [...]Show More Summary
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