Hot takes are, more often than not, pretty stupid. While there are many exceptions, the popular opinions in even subjective matters are generally right. The Beatles are the best band ever, Abraham Lincoln was a great president, and Bill Belichick is the best coach in the NFL—probably in the league’s history. But Ray Lewis, being […]
Missouri State University students protested to get Abraham Lincoln removed from all U.S. currency because they believe that the former president was racist.
The Public Broadcasting Service isn’t really a representative of the Public, as everyone should know. It’s the defender of liberal elite opinion, no matter what the polls say. This week, the polls are stacking up against President Obama on his ISIS policy and his Syrian-refugee policy. Show More Summary
One hundred fifty-two years ago on November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln spoke at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The previous speaker, Edward Everett, a noted orator, gave a speech that lasted two hours. President Lincoln’s speech was just 272 words and over in a matter of minutes. He said, “[T]he world will little note nor long remember [...]Show More Summary
In 1863, President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November to be a day for “thanksgiving and praise.” It’s a tradition that managed to stay that way until 1939 when worried retailers begged President Franklin Roosevelt to make Thanksgiving a week earlier because, that year, the last Thursday of November fell on 30th — meaning […]
On this day in 1863, President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania. Peaches Beer denied to death row inmate set to die this evening. Georgia and Florida may head to mediation. That’s ethical. Slow economic growth coming for Georgia. In odd …
Eduardo Pelleissone, Kraft Heinz's executive vice president of global operations for the recently merged food conglomerate, paid $3.6 million on Oct. 15 for a five-bedroom, 6,500-square-foot contemporary-style mansion in Lincoln Park. Built in 2005 and designed by the Wheeler Kearns architectural...
President Obama professes to be a great admirer of President Lincoln. He would do well, then, to listen to his astute political advice: Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed. Show More Summary
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What happened to the Republican party Abraham Lincoln helped shape in the years prior to the election of 1860? Would the President who knew all too well what happened when this country was torn apart recognize his party today? Would he understand why they seem so determined to divide this country now? Would he stand [...]Show More Summary
President Obama rejected the Keystone pipeline; in lieu of flowers, the family of America's jobs asks that you make a donation to China. Ben Carson misremembered being offered a slot at West Point -- to be fair, Lincoln Chafee's dad had just died. Show More Summary
“We’re all immigrants,” Erin Mast said to me, describing “American by Belief,” the newest exhibit recently opened at President Lincoln’s Cottage on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. Ms. Mast is the Executive Director of the Cottage and spoke to me last week about the new exhibit while they were doing the initial […]
In America, anyone can become president! With permission, of course. Courtesy of Lessig2016 Just like Lincoln Chaffee, Jim Webb, George Pataki, and John Kasich, Lawrence Lessig has no chance of actually being elected president. But unfortunately,...Show More Summary
Lincoln Chafee, a former governor and senator from Rhode Island, decided to end his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president today. Chafee’s campaign was quixotic and, well, funny from the start, but he seems like a decent-enough guy, so I wanted to give Chafee his polling due (and a fond farewell). Here’s Chafee’s three-poll […]
Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced on Friday that he is giving up his bid for president, ending a low-profile presidential run whose most noted feature was his call to introduce the metric system. The one-term governor and two-term senator had struggled for months to gain traction in the polls, languishing at a mere…
Here’s a story sure to knock Benghazi out of the headlines for the rest of the day: Lincoln Chafee has decided to drop out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. We’re pretty sure he simply recognized Hillary Clinton had kicked everyone’s ass in her Benghazi testimony Thursday, including his. Show More Summary
I dare you to watch the whole thing. My favorite part: I've decided to end my campaign for president today. But I would like to take this opportunity one last time to advocate for a chance be given to peace. Since today is all aboutShow More Summary
Lincoln Chafee announced this morning he is ending his campaign for the Democratic party nomination for president. Chafee made his withdrawal announcement in Washington, D.C., at a Democratic National Committee forum on women’s leadership,...Show More Summary
No, I didn't know, and there's so much more I'll never know about the genial old man who wandered onto the debate stage, Lincoln Chafee..."But after much thought I have decided to end my campaign for president today,” he added, as the crowd lightly groaned. Show More Summary