Of the 44 persons who have served as president, only one ever received a Letters Patent for an invention: a man whose 208th birthday we commemorate on February 12.
Comparing either Trump or Obama to Lincoln isn’t necessarily a positive exercise. Regardless, Trump is clearly the heir-apparent.
If Trump wants to succeed, he should take his inaugural cues from Abraham Lincoln and Richard Nixon, who called for unity in times of deep division.
‘I recommend to [the American people]…that they do…fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it…’
A presidential election holds serious consequences. But if the republic can’t survive one bad executive, then it’s already dead.
Congress in 1866 was concerned about an unpopular, reactionary president using the Supreme Court to restrict the people’s rights. In 2017, we will likely find ourselves in a similar spot.
Senior Editors David Harsanyi and Mollie Hemingway debate Donald Trump’s surprising performance, the moderators’ odd decisions, and whether town halls are from Satan.
Twenty-one-year-old digital colorizer Marina Amaral can show you Abraham Lincoln as if his photo were taken yesterday.
Dueling would provide a much-needed corrective to our increasingly vulgar and reckless politics.
Republicans do not have a monopoly on constitutional purity, but they don’t have a monopoly on podium-thumping, fire breathers either.
Alexander Gardner’s work not only covered portraits of the famous and infamous, the battlefields and the dead, but images of an America entering a new and very different age.
Kim Davis may be taking her religious liberty too far. But she’s right that Obergefell is unjust.
For many in the GOP, victory has become nothing more than winning at the ballot box then maintaining the status quo.
According to embattled for IRS official Lois Lerner, Abraham Lincoln was America’s “worst president” because he fought to keep the South in the U.S.
Virtually everyone who lived before the present probably held opinions of one sort or another that some of us find offensive. Off with their names!
The gay-rights movement has followed not the trajectory of the anti-slavery movement, but of those who supported slavery.
Many in the modern Left have claimed Abraham Lincoln as their own. They’re wrong.
Today is the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. Its moral and political clarity points the way for all statesmen to traverse.
‘Born in the USA’ is a blistering criticism of American society that resonates with Republicans: a poorly led war, the treatment of veterans, inequality of opportunity, and a weak job market.
The best way to memorialize kidnapped and murdered American aid worker Kayla Mueller is not by going to war. It’s by following her example.
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