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Topic - Lincoln
It's been largely played for laughs, but the coincidence of Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah is no laughing matter for many Jews, who are struggling to preserve the religious significance of the day while competing with holiday demands, football games and the starting gun for the year-end shopping rush.
This column is dedicated in remembrance of a holiday that encourages us to take a step back in order to gain clarity and perspective when giving thanks for all the blessings we have come to adore.
Five decades have passed since a gunman's bullet took the life of the 35th president, but the assassination in Dallas remains shrouded in myth, mystery and mendacity. Some still argue that grassy-knoll conspiracies ended the life of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. Others, like the grieving widow Jacqueline Kennedy, still want the world to see "what Dallas has done to my husband." The conspiracy industry long ago outgrew the modest cottages where the tall tales were hatched.
Thousands gathered at Gettysburg on Tuesday to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address, but President Obama, who likes to make speeches, was not among them.
Since our nation's inception, prayer has played a vital role in our development. At the Constitutional Convention in 1787, after days of quarreling among the delegates, Ben Franklin stood up and called the assembly to say, "If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?"
THE SUPREME COURT VS. THE CONSTITUTION
To hear it told today, the Confederacy was nothing more than a hotbed of racist slavers and murderers. The gallant Yankees were nothing short of a pristine band of heroes laying down their lives to set men free. The whole ordeal was about nothing other than putting an end to the abomination that was slavery.
Since the beginning of time, the spoils have always gone to the victors. And they get to write history, too. So here, on the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg, Southerners are once again reminded how badly it sucks to lose.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said to a Twitter poster who messaged her on Fox News: Yes, a third-party emergence for the next presidential election is a real possibility.
By A.D. 200, the Roman republic was a distant memory. Few citizens of the global Roman Empire even knew of their illustrious ancestors. Something likewise both depressing and encouraging is happening to the United States
There have been many impressive books written about the Abraham Lincoln-Stephen Douglas debates during the 1858 Senate election in Illinois. Harry V. Jaffa, Harold Holzer and Allen Carl Guelzo all stand out for their analyses of one of the most important events in U.S. political history. So much so, it makes one wonder if there's anything really left to discuss.
The government's fidelity to the Constitution is never more tested than in a time of crisis. The urge to do something - or to appear to be doing something - is nearly irresistible to those whom we have employed to protect our freedom and to keep us safe.
American businesses know how difficult it can be to comply with government regulations, such as those put forth by the Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and, of course, the Internal Revenue Service. Strict adherence to these mandates requires dotting the i's and crossing the t's. It's all about accountability. So why is it that we don't hold our government to the same standard? If ours is a government of the people, by the people and for the people, as President Lincoln believed, shouldn't government be accountable as well?
"The American people continue to demand truth and accountability for this tragedy. To date, sadly, they have received neither," says a group of 24 conservative heavyweights in an open letter to Congress, urging members to support House Resolution 36, which would create a select committee to investigate the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Sorry, Mr. Lincoln, but "a government of the people, by the people, and for the people" has just perished, made amply clear by the secret dealings of the collusive "Gang of Eight" that is about to force an amnesty plan down the unwilling people's throats ("Immigration agreement 'very close' in Congress; guest workers still a hurdle," Web, Wednesday).
Mr. Saccone has previously sponsored a "day of prayer" resolution that called for April 30 to be named "National Fast Day," akin to what President Lincoln declared 150 years ago, Fox News reported.
As President Lincoln said, it is supposed to be a government of the people, by the people, for the people.