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Latest Abraham Lincoln Items
A national "tea party" umbrella group expelled a prominent member from its ranks over the weekend for a controversial blog post as the conservative movement continued its row with the NAACP over allegations of racism.
Is this how a presidency falls apart, not with a resounding thud but with a whine, a snivel and a whimper?
Abraham Lincoln: "I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence." Lincoln address in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 1861:
The New York Times editorial board will stop at nothing to defend illegal immigration - even if it means taking the Arizona Legislature to task for enforcing the law.
The Senate opened its doors for a final time Thursday for Robert C. Byrd, the West Virginian of humble origins who became a Senate fixture for nearly a quarter of the nation's history.
Franklin D. Roosevelt again topped the Siena College survey of the best U.S. presidents, but the man sitting in the White House fewer than 18 months has cracked the Top 15.
For the fifth time in five surveys, Franklin D. Roosevelt tops a Siena College survey of the best U.S. presidents, the school said Thursday.
Not so long ago, most Americans regarded the Fourth of July as "Independence Day" and called it that, celebrating liberty and freedom, prizing independence above all. For the graduates of high school and college, their "Independence Day" marks the breaking away from parents, of moving toward responsibility. For many of us, it's a celebration mixed with more than a little concern. Where will this new independence take the young? What kind of adults will they become? Have we "done good" by them?
It couldn't have played out any other way. History tells us so. When Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal stepped over the line, criticizing his civilian superiors in public, he did what a general must never do. As President Obama said when he accepted the general's resignation as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan last week, Gen. McChrystal "undermined civilian control of the military, which is at the core of our democratic system." It cannot be tolerated.