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Poll: Most Democrats Think Obama Was Better President than Washington

Poll: Most Democrats Think Obama Was Better President than Washington

Most Democratic voters say that they believe former President Barack Obama was a better president than founding father and first U.S. president George Washington, according to a recent poll.
Jimmy Kimmel On GOPers' Claim That Trump Is Better Than Abraham Lincoln

Jimmy Kimmel On GOPers' Claim That Trump Is Better Than Abraham Lincoln

Jimmy Kimmel took a look at last week's Trump highlights: "And despite all this, Trump is still very popular in his party, according to a new Economist/UGov poll. Fifty-three percent of Republicans
Joy Reid Slams Poll That Says Republicans Think Trump Is A Better President Than Lincoln

Joy Reid Slams Poll That Says Republicans Think Trump Is A Better President Than Lincoln

A new poll by YouGov for The Economist had MSNBC host Joy Reid and columnist Leonard Pitts shaking their heads in disbelief. The poll found that republicans chose Trump over Abraham Lincoln, as the
Donald Trump Celebrates Unity and Gratitude in Thanksgiving Proclamation

Donald Trump Celebrates Unity and Gratitude in Thanksgiving Proclamation

President Donald Trump recalled the spirit of unity and gratitude in his Thanksgiving proclamation for 2019.
Thanksgiving Is Another Reminder of What America Forgot

Thanksgiving Is Another Reminder of What America Forgot

In a December 1862 letter to the Senate, President Abraham Lincoln ordered the execution of 39 Sioux citizens. In 1851, the Santee Sioux had ceded the land known as Minnesota to the United States in a
Watchdog: Lincoln Museum 'Pimped Out' Gettysburg Address to Glenn Beck

Watchdog: Lincoln Museum 'Pimped Out' Gettysburg Address to Glenn Beck

The state of Illinois has found that the Lincoln Museum offered Glenn Beck the use of the historic Gettysburg Address for his event display.
From Americanization to commercialism, Thanksgiving has always served a purpose

From Americanization to commercialism, Thanksgiving has always served a purpose

Thanksgiving as we know it isn't as old as most think—and it was invented to recognize the domestic "women's sphere." By contrast, adding football served to reaffirm masculinity, "to inject some
Pete Buttigieg Promises to Make Veterans Affairs Motto More Gender Inclusive

Pete Buttigieg Promises to Make Veterans Affairs Motto More Gender Inclusive

Mayor Pete Buttigieg celebrated Veterans Day on Monday, promising to change the motto of the Veterans Affairs to make it more gender inclusive.
Abraham Lincoln on Equality and the Slippery Slope of Exclusion

Abraham Lincoln on Equality and the Slippery Slope of Exclusion

A prescient admonition against the infinite regress of "except."
Trump’s Increasingly Weird Attempts to Compare Himself to Lincoln

Trump’s Increasingly Weird Attempts to Compare Himself to Lincoln

Sidney Blumenthal on Donald Trump’s strange invocations of Abraham Lincoln, whom the President often belittles.
Chinese Media Cites Lincoln Assassination to Call for U.S. Gun Ban

Chinese Media Cites Lincoln Assassination to Call for U.S. Gun Ban

Chinese media tends to be very astute at picking up and exacerbating hot-button American political issues, doing everything it can to highlight controversies even when China’s authoritarian brutality
Trump Grouses That He’s Treated Worse Than Lincoln Was (Reminder: Lincoln Was Shot)

Trump Grouses That He’s Treated Worse Than Lincoln Was (Reminder: Lincoln Was Shot)

President Donald Trump complained during his interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that while former President Abraham Lincoln was “treated supposedly...
Pete Buttigieg claims he will not be the first gay president if elected

Pete Buttigieg claims he will not be the first gay president if elected

Mayor Pete Buttigieg claimed in an interview that aired Sunday that he will not be the first gay president if he wins election in 2020.What did Buttigieg say?The South Bend, Indiana, mayor explained
The 6 Wildest Moments from Trump's ABC Interview

The 6 Wildest Moments from Trump's ABC Interview

Coughing is bad, but election interference and being cozy with dictators are fine.
The Impossibility of Impeachment

The Impossibility of Impeachment

Polling outfits routinely ask historians and political scientists to rate the presidents from worst to best. It’s an inherently frustrating exercise. Does “greatness” depend on what a chief executive
Actor Jon Voight addresses America with message that will send liberal Hollywood into meltdown

Actor Jon Voight addresses America with message that will send liberal Hollywood into meltdown

Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight released two videos on Friday reaffirming his support for President Donald Trump, who he called "the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln."Addressing the videos to
The forgotten history of Memorial Day

The forgotten history of Memorial Day

The early evolution of the Memorial Day holiday was a manifestation of Abraham Lincoln’s hope for reconciliation between North and South.
Socialism and the Democracy Deficit

Socialism and the Democracy Deficit

What is Democratic Socialism? I read considerable talk about “the democratic” as applying to the process of getting socialism; damn little about it as an adjective applying to socialism when you get
The Audacity of Grief

The Audacity of Grief

It is easy to count the dead, harder to count the grieving. One has to estimate. Every year, almost one percent of the American population dies. The most recent available official count, from the
Charlie Munger wants you to know about Abraham Lincoln’s stepmother

Charlie Munger wants you to know about Abraham Lincoln’s stepmother

The Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman sings the praises of a 19th-century Kentucky widow.