A new book argues boldly—though not altogether convincingly—that Republican lawmakers had a bigger role in ending slavery than the Great Emancipator himself.
Tag: Abraham Lincoln
How America’s 16th president went from virtual obscurity to ending slavery.
The president most known for his moral vision was also a master political operator.
How should liberals respond to the fact that the conservative movement has rejected democracy?
The challenge we face feels eerily similar to the one confronted by Abraham Lincoln.
I’m far more concerned about the bloodshed on the streets of Charlottesville than I am about the crocodile tears of “anti-Trump Republicans” like Bush White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter. You have to listen to his comments in full on MSNBC’s AM Joy yesterday to appreciate just how blind to recent GOP history he seems… Read more »
As the nation was moving apart, he was coming together.
People didn’t reject historical reality in choosing Trump. They rejected the status quo.
We’re horrified too. Not just by the ascension of the most unqualified individual ever to capture a major American party’s nomination to the White House. Not just by the Confederate coalition that will comprise his Cabinet. Not just by the hate crimes that have occurred nationwide since November 8. We’re horrified by the mainstream media… Read more »
With apologies to Rachel Maddow, let’s play a game of “Debunktion Junction.” True or false: there is widespread progressive anger over Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s attempts to attract Republican support. Absolutely false. The New York Times missed the mark by a mile when it promoted the idea that there are legions of liberals who… Read more »