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Abraham Lincoln

Spielberg’s Lincoln Film Set for November

September 15, 2012

Based on the hugely popular book, Team of Rivals, Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film Lincoln had its first full-length trailer released this week: Any time a movie’s lead role is played by Daniel Day Lewis, there’s tons of potential. I read Team of Rivals and thought it was very good, especially the parts about Lincoln and [...]

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Happy President’s Day

February 15, 2010

Every year we take a day to pay homage to our 44 Presidents on the third Monday in February.  We used to have both Lincoln and Washington’s birthday off, but with the addition of the observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday as a federal holiday in 1983 we meshed the two birthday’s together into President’s [...]

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Barack Obama The Anti-Lincoln

January 25, 2009

The left’s comparisons between Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln have been nonstop since before Obama was even inaugurated. Less than a week after taking office, Obama has proved that not only is such a comparison absurd on its face, but that he is an anti-Lincoln.  During last Friday’s unpopular news dump hour, Obama issued an [...]

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Obama is Lincoln and FDR, and He Isn’t Even President Yet

November 8, 2008

It’s only been four days since we elected Barack Obama to be the 44th President of the United States, and already the Associated Press is already in full-blown exaggeration mode.  According to an “analysis” by Deb Riechmann (interesting name considering where this post is going), the crisis Obama will face when he takes office is [...]

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I Knew Theodore Roosevelt and Senator, You’re No TR!

July 13, 2008

Well, the first part of that isn’t entirely true, but I did spend fifteen months writing a rather long historiographical thesis on Theodore Roosevelt back in college.  In that work I used some of John McCain’s campaign rhetoric from early 2000 as evidence of TR’s increasing influence amongst politicians of both parties today (I also quoted [...]

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Mr. Patriotic, Barack Obama

June 30, 2008

Democrats are always uptight about that whole “patriotism” thing, knee-jerking into a frenzy every time the word is uttered.  Even when they see unabashed patriots like John McCain, some Dems (like former Presidential candidate and undistinguished General Wesley Clark) aren’t sure how to react, so they pick on them in ways that don’t make sense.  It’s not [...]

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Imus Controversy Over Pacman Jones Comments

June 24, 2008

Obama can throw his “typical white” racist grandma under the bus and the LA Times calls it his Abraham Lincoln moment.  That’s OK.  It’s being frank about race, but the microscope surrounding Don Imus has unearthed another controversial racial comment that is resulting in a new round of haranguing against the popular radio shock-jock. Here’s the [...]

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Memorial Day

May 26, 2008

To most, Memorial Day is the official kickoff to the summer season — pools, barbecue, the beach, movie marathons.  Lately, to more and more Americans its more solemn roots are revived.  It was a day first commemorated as “Decoration Day” to put flags and other items at the graves of friends or relatives who died [...]

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

April 4, 2008

Forty years ago today, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed on a balcony outside the Lorraine Motel by James Earl Ray just after 6pm.  The Civil Rights Movement lost its most powerful Twentieth Century figure that day, and the movement was never the same.  However, the successful civic action by millions of [...]

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