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Movie Review — Lincoln

November 18, 2012

Steven Spielberg’s latest historical endeavor, Lincoln, hit theaters nationally this weekend.  Here’s the trailer: This movie was based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s best-selling book Team of Rivals, and focuses on Lincoln’s attempt to pass the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States.  The film doesn’t attempt to cover Lincoln’s whole life, [...]

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Obama’s No Lincoln

January 17, 2009

Of course Abraham Lincoln would be very proud that 144 years after his death, a biracial man is to be inaugurated as our 44th President.  Cool.  We get it — Obama has a permanent place in history just by showing up this Tuesday.  But just because Obama’s a tall and lanky orator doesn’t automatically mean he’s Lincoln.  The [...]

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