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Abraham Lincoln

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  • Lincoln's Springfield still reveals the flesh-and-blood man

    Lincoln's Springfield still reveals the flesh-and-blood man
    While hogs wallowed in the muddy, unpaved streets, the tall, young man rode a borrowed horse into the town on the edge of the Midwestern prairie. The year was 1837. This was Springfield, soon to become the new capital of Illinois. Years later, the...
  • Annapolis celebrates 150 years of freedom

    Annapolis celebrates 150 years of freedom
    When President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that took effect Jan. 1, 1863, the document didn't apply to Maryland. That's because Lincoln "did not want to turn off or anger those border states with slaves that had remained...
  • Like all presidents, Obama disappoints

    Like all presidents, Obama disappoints
    All presidents disappoint. It comes with the job, the unreasonable expectations Americans have for their presidents, and the inherent conflict and disconnect between campaigning (promising people all they can have) and governing (explaining to people...
  • Buddies and budding actor, writer hustle to land their big breaks

    Buddies and budding actor, writer hustle to land their big breaks
    The actor from Cleveland skimmed San Pedro in a banged-up Kia. He drove down a ragged street past a tattoo parlor and a sign for the Hotel Cabrillo. A few dicey-looking characters walked by with big dogs on chains. Robert McHalffey turned right and,...
  • First Filipino-American to command a carrier takes helm of USS Lincoln from brother-in-law

    First Filipino-American to command a carrier takes helm of USS Lincoln from brother-in-law
    Capt. Ronald Ravelo relieved his brother-in-law, Capt. Karl Thomas, as commander of the USS Abraham Lincoln Thursday -- a change of command considered unprecedented for the U.S. Navy. Ravelo also became the first Filipino-American to take command of a...
  • Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'

    Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'
    California wine received a rare honor when the Smithsonian Institution chose the two bottles that won the famous Paris Tasting of 1976 as part of the museum’s online exhibit “101 Objects That Made America.” The two bottles are, of...
  • Was Polk the Putin of 1848?

     Was Polk the Putin of 1848?
    Long before President Barack Obama rebuked Russian President Vladimir Putin for grabbing Crimea, supposedly to protect ethnic Russians, another Illinois politician similarly castigated a potentate for being trigger happy and sticky fingered. But with...
  • In May 1974, Tribune delivered 2 Watergate bombshells

    In May 1974, Tribune delivered 2 Watergate bombshells
    Forty years ago this Thursday, Tribune readers found an extraordinary special section in their morning paper — a 44-page transcript of taped Oval Office conversations, the long-sought smoking gun of Watergate, perhaps the greatest political crisis...
  • Unlikely civil rights hero

    Unlikely civil rights hero
    All of his senatorial colleagues were present and the galleries were packed on June 10, 1964, when Everett Dirksen rose to speak to the most far-reaching legislative proposal since the New Deal. The senior senator from Illinois was a celebrated orator,...
  • Read & Write: More local authors on favorite kids book characters

    Read & Write: More local authors on favorite kids book characters
    Chicago-area authors continue to tell us about their favorite characters from childhood books as a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication. Here's what they said....
  • Low on money as elections approach, Broward Republicans fight with each other

    Low on money as elections approach, Broward Republicans fight with each other
    As the Broward Republican Party wrapped up its most recent gathering, Tim Myette of Pompano Beach formed his fingers in the shape of a gun and "shot" it into his foot. "It accomplished nothing," Myette said of the two hours in a warm hotel ballroom...