It's the 239th Birthday of America. Take a moment to read the wit and wisdom of our greatest President.
In the wake of the Emanuel AME Church attack, President Obama chose to address this unfathomable spasm of racial terrorism in a eulogy that was passionately attuned to the cadences of the black church. We often turn to religious leaders to understand tragedy. Show More Summary
On March 4, 1865, after days of heavy rain, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address in a soggy capital to tens of thousands of Americans gathered in the mud and the muck. The speech was brief but profound and elegant. Show More Summary
The leader of a Confederacy-worshiping organization is defending his group’s celebration of the the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, while complaining that assassin John Wilkes Booth “took too long” to accomplish his mission. Appearing on Alan Colmes’ Fox News...
When he was governor of Florida, Jeb Bush called Abe Lincoln our “Presidente,” not our president. But it’s worse than you might think. He didn’t use this in a pandering
REACTIONARY PRESIDENT’S HIGHLY PROBLEMATIC PLAYLIST: April 10, 1865: President Lincoln Asks the Band to Play “Dixie.”
"One of my dorm mates in 10th grade is running for president also, Jeb Bush. We had some spirited games of Ping-Pong and our paths have not crossed much since high school, but I think we still consider each other friends." — Lincoln Chafee
The state of Illinois is known for the city of Chicago, corrupt politics, and some of the best pizza in the United States. It was the home of four presidents, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama, although Reagan was the only president to...
The varying responses from the Republican candidates for president about whether the Confederate battle flag should continue to fly in the South or anywhere should be an embarrassment to the Party of Lincoln. We’re talking about “the Stars and Bars” because of Dylann Roof. The avowed racist reportedly confessed to murdering nine African Americans in […]
On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger and his regiment arrived in Galveston, Texas to share one message: The Civil War had ended, and all enslaved African Americans were now free because President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation. read more
When Barack Obama announced he was running for president in 2007, he took the conventional route: speaking in front of a large hometown crowd, talking about change and quoting Lincoln. While it turned out to be rather effective, that type of announcement wouldn’t cut it today. Show More Summary
The sexual preference of the 16th president of the United States has long been a matter of politically charged curiosity; Tony Kushner grappled with the issue when he wrote his Oscar-nominated screenplay for the 2012 Steven Spielberg movie "Lincoln." Given the Illinois lawyer's singular achievements...
Amid the media circus sparked by the official launch of the 2016 presidential campaign of celebrity candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, it is easy to forget that there exists another challenger for the Democratic nomination--besides Senator Bernie Sanders. Show More Summary
"I am slow to learn and slow to forget what I've learned. My mind is like a piece of steel, very hard to scratch anything on it and almost impossible after you get it there to rub it out." - President Abraham Lincoln per his friend Joshua F. Show More Summary
A couple of years ago, the Nationals expanded the ranks of their popular Racing Presidents to five, adding William Howard Taft. On Thursday, Taft, Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and George Washington were joined by a sixth president, albeit one who is done running in any races for the time being.Read full article >>
Lincoln Chafee, former Republican senator and current Democratic candidate for president, talks with Rachel Maddow about his decision to leave the Republican...
Reynold Levy has been elected to The Board of Directors of the National Book Foundation. Levy comes to NBA from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts where he spent thirteen years as president. He has also served as President of the International Rescue Committee, President of the AT&T Foundation, and Executive Director of the 92nd Street Y. Show More Summary
The job of raising the rest of the money to renovate Lincoln Center's home of the New York Philharmonic is being taken on by Vin Copolla, of the Municipal Arts Society.
He has virtually no chance to get the Democratic nomination but former Rhode Island Governor and Senator Lincoln Chafee deserves credit. He finally said what all responsible Democrats need to acknowledge about their inevitable nominee: It’s a long record going back over decades of questionable ethical practices. People groan when I bring up Whitewater and […]
Taking umbrage with Alex Wagner's mockery of Lincoln Chafee for announcing he wants to take the U.S. into the metric system if he's elected president, former New York Times ethics columnist Randy Cohen playfully griped that the MSNBC host's program was at risk of being a virtual "wing of Fox News."