Abraham Lincoln

Week Ahead: Trump Again Shows He's Willing To Use His Pardon Power

President Trump has tweeted boldly about his power to pardon, used it once for a controversial ally, and this week he'll put his pardon pen to use for a couple of turkeys. Literally.<p>"President Donald J. Trump will pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony in the Rose Garden," the White …

Politics

Donald Trump, bold defender of white masculinity - Salon.com

If Mike Judge writes a sequel to his great 2006 film "Idiocracy" (which now feels like a very prescient documentary and not a satire), he could easily cast president Donald Trump and sports promoter-manager LaVar Ball as the main characters. Both men are obnoxious, loud masters of self-promotion …

U.S. Politics

Lincoln at Gettysburg

Lincoln at Gettysburg<p><i>Spring 2014</i><p>The most obvious problem in approaching Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is that we know it so well. If you've …

Frederick Douglass

How The Civil War Gave Us Today’s Thanksgiving, And Can Teach Us

This week, Americans will gather around kitchen and dining room tables from sea to shining sea for one of our most distinctly American celebrations. …

Conservative View

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, 154 years later

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It’s only 272 words long. It took Abraham Lincoln less than 2 minutes to deliver it. But the short speech, now known as The …

Portland, OR

Baseball as Civilization

Following a tradition that had developed during the British colonial period, the U.S. government regularly made gifts of silver (and copper) medals …

Zachary Taylor

Don't stop at the tree - you can now decorate your BEARD with Christmas glitter and ornaments

Why stop at just decorating the tree this Christmas when you can also adorn your facial hair with festive cheer.<p>A company called Beardaments is …

Christmas

Thanksgiving as we know it was dreamt up by a women's magazine

On November 26, 1863, the United States celebrated its first official Thanksgiving. Aside from the small matter of the Civil War, the Union had a lot …

Food

Yes, President Bill Clinton was much more judicious in his use of Twitter

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took advantage of a celebration in her husband’s honor at the Clinton Presidential Center to make an …

Conservative View

15 of the greatest horsey quotes of all time (from Churchill to Shakespeare)

1. “Don’t give your son money. As far as you can afford it, give him horses. No one ever came to grief, except honourable grief, through riding …

Horses

Justice League: 15 Things You Need to Know About Darkseid's Home, Apokolips

When Jack Kirby created the world of Apokolips nearly 50 years ago, he thought he had a game-changer.<p>The Darkseid-ruled Apokolips was a nightmare …

Comics

5 Things to Read and Watch For the Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. It only took …

Conservative View

Long Remember

Today is the 154th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address—a two-minute speech of about 270 words (the exact count depends on whether you …

Conservative View

Internet Swears Dog's Ear Looks Exactly Like President Trump

<b>DETROIT (WWJ) —</b> Many people have claimed to have seen the faces of famous people, like Elvis or Abraham Lincoln, in their food over the years.<p>A woman …

Donald Trump

Making History Modern

She is an icon of 1920s modernity: an independent woman with bobbed hair and a short skirt, walking with her streamlined Borzoi, the quintessential …

Art

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On November 19, 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech at the dedication of a soldiers’ cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It …

History

The Secret Procedure for the Queen's Death

The queen's private secretary will start an urgent phone tree. Parliament will call an emergency session. Commercial radio stations will watch …

Government

How One Widow's Grief Turned a Small Town Into a Roadside Attraction

<b>Like many small towns,</b> the southwest Missouri town of Nevada (pronounced not as the state, but as Nev-AY-duh) loves to tell tales. Incorporated in …

Culture

A legend on Miami’s federal bench, Judge William Hoeveler dies at 95

Federal Judge William M. Hoeveler, who presided over a string of landmark cases in South Florida — from the prosecution of a notorious Panamanian …

Coral Gables

Country music’s power couple speak out

During a concert in downtown Washington, D.C., this fall, Tim McGraw performed "Humble and Kind," the quiet Grammy-winning ballad that urges people …

Canadian News

As an ambitious person on the road to success, you know first hand how challenging it is to achieve your lofty goals. Let’s be honest, the road to success is littered with potholes and unexpected curves. You need a consistent feeling of confidence if you want to make it to the finish line and rise […]

3 Ingredients to Create the Life of Your Dreams<p>Published<p>2 days ago<p>on<p>Nov 15, 2017<p>Let’s bake a cake! This recipe calls for three simple ingredients: …

Happiness

Presidents From Lincoln to FDR Kept the Thanksgiving Tradition Going

Lincoln started the process of making it a federal holiday in 1863, crystallizing something that had been around since the days of the …

History

Parents, students, a guitarist: Dozens show to voice opposition to Sally Ann facility

Dozens of people began filling council chambers 45 minutes before Friday’s opening of the third and final day of public hearings into the Salvation …

Canadian News

Trump's Clinton Fixation Should Scare All Americans

His attacks sound just like the Two Minutes Hate in Orwell's "1984."<p>During his presidency, Barack Obama was under considerable pressure to initiate prosecutions against officials in the George W. Bush administration. Even before taking office, Obama strongly signaled that he would not do this, …

Politics

Twitter Is Full of Fake History Photos. Here's How to Outsmart Them

The Twitter war between historians and history-photo accounts has been going on for years — but now, as it becomes clearer than ever that inaccurate …

Viral

Donald Trump Jr. could be the worst first kid in the history of first kids, historians say

Donald Trump Jr., the slick-haired businessman who might single-handedly deepen his father's chaos inside the White House, could be the worst first …

Donald Trump

A year into Trump’s presidency, Christians are facing a spiritual reckoning

Many traditions in the history of Christianity have attempted to combat and correct the worship of three things: money, sex and power. Catholic orders have for centuries required “poverty, chastity, and obedience” as disciplines to counter these three idols. Other traditions, especially among …

Republicans

There's a Spectacular Meteor Shower Happening This Weekend

Look up and see a show Friday night into Saturday morning.<p>Turn off the Internet and look at the sky this weekend. It's time for the annual Leonid meteor shower, which peaks on November 17 and 18.<p>This year there's no pesky full moon to get in the way of the view. The new moon on the 18th guarantees …

Astronomy

Trump’s picks for federal judges should have you worried

CLOSE<p>A judicial nominee has caused controversy for calling gay marriage 'disgusting,' and saying transgender children are a part of 'Satan's …

Donald Trump

Gropergate is crime of our century

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>When I was a young reporter on a certain newspaper in the South, fresh on a new job, I took a fancy to a sweet and pretty young …

Al Franken