Abraham Lincoln

USS Abraham Lincoln Aircraft Carrier Making High Speed Turns and Drifting in the Atlantic Ocean

WarLeaks shared amazing footage, originally taken by U.S. Navy petty officers Mark Logico and Kristopher Ruiz, of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) …

Military

Fox's Newt Gingrich: "Abraham Lincoln was attacked with about the same savagery, and the same viciousness as Donald Trump"

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): No president has ever had to undergo this garbage. It's funny, but it's -- there's really a sick side to this.<p>NEWT GINGRICH: …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump doesn’t understand Haiti, immigration or American history

Donald Trump’s denigrating comments about Haiti during a recent congressional meeting shocked people around the globe, but given his track record of disrespecting immigrants, they were not actually that surprising.<p>Despite campaign promises that Trump would be Haiti’s “biggest champion,” his …

Ulysses S. Grant

Why now's the time for N.J. to adopt automatic registration | Opinion

The policy is a common-sense reform that will increase accuracy of the voter rolls and improve voter participation.<b>By Jesse Burns and Myrna Perez</b> …

Rights & Freedoms

‘Vacation’ Directors Take Over DC’s ‘Flashpoint’

<b>John Francis Daley</b> <b>and Jonathan Goldstein also co-wrote</b> ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming.’<p>The <i>Flash</i> standalone film has had a tortured history. Initial plans …

Superheroes

Take Five: Cathy McMorris Rodgers

‘If I can do it, you can do it,’ Washington Republican says to GOP mothers thinking about running for office<p>Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, 48, a …

Politics

Troubled Flash solo movie may be getting not one, but two directors

The Flash has a wildly popular television series, but Warner Bros. Pictures has had one problem after another with its plans for a live-action movie …

Entertainment

'The X-Files' Doppelganger Episode Explores An Creepy Legend With A Long History

How freaky would it be if you met a real-life, living copy of yourself? <i>The X-Files</i> episode "Plus One" has some fun with long-running urban legends, …

TV

JOHN GI CLARKE: 'The judiciary has granted Ramaphosa ‘war powers’. He needs to use them boldly'

I was particularly sensitive to this abuse of judicial resources because in October Advocate Geoff Budlender SC had to make yet another expensive, …

Cyril Ramaphosa

Honestly, How Do You Screw Up the National Parks?

Ryan Zinke is on the case.<p>Ryan (The Gulfstream Cowboy) Zinke, who presides over the Department of the Interior with all the devotion that a scythe has for wheat, has managed in less than a year to do something that I didn’t think was politically possible. He’s screwed up the national parks. Nine of …

Ryan Zinke

How to Achieve Greater Happiness Through Writing a Journal

Issac Newton. Abraham Lincoln. Leonardo Da Vinci. Andy Warhol. Despite the common denominator of being hugely successful, the other common factor is …

Andy Warhol

Salisbury Prison (North Carolina)

<i>Gary Flavion</i><p>Robert H. Kellog was 20 years old when he walked through the gates of Andersonville prison. He and his comrades had been captured during …

American Civil War

'Roses And Radicals' Is An Explainer On Women's Suffrage For Young Girls — But It's A Must-Read For All Feminists

From young girls clasping Hillary Clinton figurines at political rallies, to HRC fielding debate questions with Donald Trump leering over her …

Feminism

Titans take city duals for third straight year

This year’s Council Bluffs Duals nearly coasted to the end without a memorable nail-biter in the final contest.<p>Then, Lewis Central freshman Taber …

Sarah Vowell and Tony Kushner to discuss Lincoln’s (very stable) genius

Get people talking about Abraham Lincoln, the country’s 16th president, and the superlatives usually start rolling in. But when two of those people …

How a book by a White House insider made waves ... in 1868

Exactly 150 years ago, another insider account captivated the nation by exposing the secret inner workings of the White House. That one was from …

Books

January 16 in Twilight Zone History: Remembering actor Russell Johnson ('Execution,' 'Back There')

Today, January 16th, <b>This Day in Twilight Zone History</b> and The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia remember actor <b>Russell Johnson</b>, who passed away on this day …

Tuesday links

Prohibition in the United States began on January 16, 1920: here’s some history, contemporaneous newsreels, the women who tried to telepathically …

Alice In Wonderland

Baltimore Orioles Greats: The Mount Rushmore of Birdland

BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 24: The Baltimore Orioles mascot waves the American Flag during the seventh inning stretch against the Tampa Bay Rays at …

Baltimore Orioles

What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Katt Williams: Great America’ and ‘Black Lightning’

<i>Netflix releases a new comedy special from Katt Williams. And “Black Lightning” spins an empowering superhero story.</i><p><b>What’s Streaming</b><p><b>KATT WILLIAMS: GREAT AMERICA</b> (2017) <i>on</i> <i>Netflix</i><i>.</i> Conversations about self-driving cars may typically revolve around safety and potential job loss, but midway through his …

Black Lightning

Trump Ain’t New: A tracking of racist US presidents

Some have called <b>Donald Trump</b> the most racist U.S. president in modern times, if not the most racist president ever, for his crude and highly …

Racism

How teachers should talk to students about Trump’s racism

President Donald J. Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo: © Ron Sachs/CNP via ZUMA WirePresident Trump’s language may …

Racism

Does It Take a Shrink to Evaluate Trump?

The traits that alarm some are baseline features, not signs of a disease process.

Opinion

Morning Joe uses Reagan’s MLK speech to shame Trump and his racist supporters

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough began the day commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by playing a clip from 31 years ago in which President …

Liberal View

VIDEO Martin Luther King's Most Underrated Speech Might Be Truer Today Than Ever

On Martin Luther King Day, and in the year that marks the 50th anniversary of his death, a speech of forgiveness from November 1957 by the famed …

Faith

The Seed of Greatness

The occult world is full of myth and folklore distilling the signs of greatness. Being born under an auspicious astrological or astronomical event …

Frida Kahlo

Africa Should Respond to Trump's Racist Rant By Taking the Moral High Ground

African Union Mission to the USA reacts to President Trump's 'shithole countries' remarks.<p>analysis<p>Official reactions from Africa were appropriately …

Africa

The Shock Factor: New Federal Report on ‘The Cost of Raising a Child’

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will soon release its annual report “Expenditures on Children by Families,” better known as “The Cost of …

Conservative View

Republicans, do you want a race-based immigration system, too?

President Trump’s intent could not be more explicit: He wants immigration policies that admit white people and shut the door to black and brown people. That is pure racism — and the Republican Party, which traces its heritage to the Abraham Lincoln era, must decide whether to go along.<p>Silly me. The …

Opinion

MLK Wasn’t Very Popular When He Was Alive—Why That Should Give You Hope

The very name "Martin Luther King, Jr." conjures up uniformly positive associations in most people. He's a national hero, a fighter for equality. …

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