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 […]
Only six weeks into his vice presidency, Andrew Johnson had to step in as commander-in-chief following both Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the end of the Civil War. The task ahead was great, and history largely bears out that he was not the best man to do it. So what would it have taken to better stitch […]
Just when you thought the U.S. presidential campaign couldn’t get any more strange … a time traveler has announced his candidacy and bases his platform on seeing Abraham Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address as well has his knowledge of what’s going to happen in 2054. Top that,...
Editor's note: This is the fifteenth entry in the writer's year-long project to read one book about each of the U.S. Presidents by Election Day 2016. You can also follow Marcus' progress at the @44in52 Twitter account and with this 44...Show More Summary
In the mail: A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. I, 1809 – 1849 by Sidney Blumenthal. “The first of a multi-volume history of Lincoln as a political genius—from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and [...]
The Presidential podcast has just hit a milestone—we've made it to episode 16, which is all about Abraham Lincoln. Beginning in January of 2016, we have been releasing one episode per week on the American presidency, starting with George Washington and working our way chronologically through history. This week's episode focuses on Lincoln's love and gift for […]
When Supreme Leader Kim-Jong Un orders the North Korean state media to send President Obama a message we expect blustering, bluffing, and lots of nuclear weapon-related threats. But apparently the state media has mastered the practice...Show More Summary
It's tax day here in the U.S., but did you know April 15th is also the day President Lincoln died? And the Titanic sank? And McDonald's was founded?! Maybe that's why today is also known as "That Sucks Day." But don't worry, minions; I'm here to make it better. Ahem hem hem. Show More Summary
As the Met prepared to roll out news of James Levine’s demission, Lincoln Center decided it was a good moment to announce the departure of its president Jed Bernstein, after less than two years in the job. At a time when the Center is facing a half-billion-dollar renovation of its concert hall, this might appear […]
“A little more than two years after taking the position, Jed Bernstein is stepping down as the president of Lincoln Center, a major job in the nonprofit world that he had come to after a career in the commercial theater. His departure … leaves Lincoln Center in the position of looking for a new leader […]