Abraham Lincoln noted poignantly that a “House divided cannot stand.” Recent events indicate the Republican party has much to learn from the past. A party divided cannot govern. And a president with his majority party split cannot exercise his Constitutional authority. The inability of the Republican leadership to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act […]
Following President Trump’s unusual comments about President Andrew Jackson being able to stop the Civil War, the media was all abuzz trying to figure out what he meant by it. During CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 Monday night, commenterShow More Summary
The President asked why the Civil War happened. His predecessor explained it more than 150 years ago
Donald Trump has said some really dumb things over the course of his Presidency. Like, staggeringly dumb. Like the time he implied that Frederick Douglas was still alive. Or the many times that he's mentioned that Abraham Lincoln was a...
The tallest US president was Abraham Lincoln at 6'4". The shortest was Benjamin Harrison at 5'6". Donald Trump is 6'3" and Barack Obama is 6'1". This infographic ranks all 45 US presidents by order of height, from tallest to shortest. Join the conversation about this story »
Abraham Lincoln assassination conspiracy theories abounded in the days following the death of the 16th American president. How could John Wilkes Booth manage to pull off such a feat with only a small group of supporters? What was the...Show More Summary
North Carolina state Rep. Larry Pittman (R) said in a Facebook post that President Abraham Lincoln was a “tyrant” similar to Germany’s Adolf Hitler, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. A commenter reminded Pittman that the Supreme Court ruling settled [...]
A Republican member of North Carolina’s House of Representatives on Wednesday compared President Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler and called the 16th president of the U.S. a “tyrant.” Larry Pittman also blamed Lincoln for the U.S. Civil...Show More Summary
A North Carolina legislator used his Facebook campaign page to compare President Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler.
A North Carolina legislator used his Facebook campaign page on Wednesday to compare President Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler. Cabarrus County Republican Rep. Larry Pittman posted the comment in response … Click to Continue »
A North Carolina Republican state representative said in a Facebook post that former President Abraham Lincoln was a “tyrant” as bad as German dictator Adolf Hitler. The Raleigh News and Observer said Wednesday that Concord Republican Rep. Larry Pittman was responding to marriage...
A North Carolina state lawmaker is coming under fire for comparing President Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler in a back-and-forth with Facebook commenters on Wednesday. Larry Pittman, a Republican representative from Concord, North Carolina,...Show More Summary
N.C. Rep. Larry Pittman, a Concord Republican, said in a Facebook post Wednesday that President Abraham Lincoln was a “tyrant” similar to Germany’s Adolf Hitler. Pittman was responding to commenters … Click to Continue »
Pop quiz: What do Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and Donald Trump have in common? All three presidents authorized the use of military force despite earlier promises not to do so. Lincoln authorized offensive force against the Southern states after promising not to invade. In 1917, Wilson led the United States into World War I, despite his […]
On the night of April 14 th, 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater, jumped off a balcony and broke his leg. As Booth galloped through Maryland in escape, his first stop was at the house of Dr. Samuel Mudd. Show More Summary
The first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, once assured a reporter, "The press has no better friend than I am - no one who is more ready to acknowledge ? its tremendous power for both good and evil." The current Republican president has more than once named a number of well-regarded news...
The first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, once assured a reporter: “The press has no better friend than I am — no one who is more ready to acknowledge … its tremendous power for both good and evil.” The current Republican president has more than once named a number of well-regarded news...
What do William Henry Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes and Abraham Lincoln all have in common (besides the obvious)? Their presidencies all got...
Chelsea Clinton is 37 years old — 19 years past the minimum voting age, 16 years over the legal age to drink, no longer entitled to reflexive press protection as the daughter of a Democratic President or presidential candidate, and thus eligible for ridicule when she deserves it — even if the establishment media's gatekeepers don't like it. Show More Summary
Lost in the media and scholarly attention to the sesquicentennial of the Civil War (1861-1865) was one of President Lincoln’s signature pieces of legislation, The Act to Encourage Immigration, July 4, 1864—the first, last, and only major law in American history to encourage immigration. As...