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The Real Abraham Lincoln

View as PDF By Dennis Constant February 12th is celebrated as Lincoln’s birthday. He is variously called the Great Emancipator, and the President who preserved the Union. However, until Lincoln crushed the states that...

Abraham Lincoln’s Final Solution

View as PDF As Republicans gather for their annual dinner celebrations honoring the birth of the sixteenth president of these United States, it would serve the public well to reassess the legacy of Abraham...

Lincoln’s Unpopular War—Part 2

View as PDF April 12, 2011, marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the War Between the States. Prior to the fall of Fort Sumter, few Americans North or South wanted war.  On...

Lincoln’s Unpopular War—Part 1

View as PDF April 12, 2011, marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the War Between the States. It was a war Abraham Lincoln pursued not to free slaves but to enslave free...

Rain On The Lincoln Parade — Part 2

View as PDF There are many different estimates as to the number of casualties in Lincoln’s War Between the States.  If one also counts civilian dead, total casualties are probably well over 660,000. Ken...

Illinois and Lincoln Set the Bar for Political Sleaze (Part 2 of 2)

Illinois and Lincoln Set the Bar for Political Sleaze (Part 2 of 2)

View as PDF As described in Part 1 of this series, the Chicago Tribune was one of Abraham Lincoln’s biggest champions during his bid for the presidency. Almost 150 years later, a May 16...

Illinois and Lincoln Set the Bar for Political Sleaze: Part 1 of 2

Illinois and Lincoln Set the Bar for Political Sleaze: Part 1 of 2

View as PDF Step aside, Louisiana, and bow to the real experts on political hijinks: the boys from Illinois. Today, May 18, is the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s nomination for president. An entertaining...

Rain on the Lincoln Parade

Rain on the Lincoln Parade

View as PDF Around Lincoln’s birthday each year, children are taught that Lincoln was the “Great Emancipator,” that he “saved the Union,” and was one of our greatest Presidents. This year, let’s re-examine what...