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Abraham Lincoln

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  • Bill White Hall of Fame awaits new immortals

    Bill White Hall of Fame awaits new immortals
    One of my favorite blooper items involved a Florida writer who won a Toastmasters competition in St. Augustine, Fla., with her speech about the wonders of the five presidential likenesses carved on Mount Rushmore. "What talented sculptor produced...
  • 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...
  • 'The Address': Ken Burns in stellar form

    'The Address': Ken Burns in stellar form
    Does U.S. history have a more effective or thoughtful champion than Ken Burns? The "Civil War" filmmaker delivers another sublime achievement in "The Address," which premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday on PBS. It's a real change of pace for Burns, a...
  • Concert review: Miley Cyrus at Amway Center

    Concert review: Miley Cyrus at Amway Center
    Much fuss has been made about the sexually-charged content of Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz Tour, but the pop star is thoughtful enough to include a parental advisory label among the show’s visual diversions. Of course, that warning came too late for...
  • Britain's NHS is a lesson for America's VA

    Britain's NHS is a lesson for America's VA
    President Barack Obama Wednesday replayed a familiar scenario when dealing with scandal, in this case delays for treatment, deaths, alleged cover-ups and other acts of malfeasance reported at Veterans Administration hospitals in the United States: first...
  • Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum

    Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum
    SPRINGFIELD — The latest political power play at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum comes from Speaker Michael Madigan, who is pushing a plan to set up the center as a free-standing state agency despite opponents’ concerns...
  • Ian Morris: The paradoxical benefits of war

    Ian Morris: The paradoxical benefits of war
    "Since I have been at the Foreign Office," Britain's permanent under-secretary for foreign affairs announced in May, 1914, "I have not seen such calm waters." He was wrong, of course. Just three months later, Europe began an orgy of killing. By 1945, more...
  • For Bob Newhart, it's always hip to be square

    For Bob Newhart, it's always hip to be square
    Bob Newhart had modest expectations in 1960 when Warner Bros. Records released his first comedy album, "The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart." The recording, which included such seminal Newhart routines as Abraham Lincoln getting notes from his press...
  • Movie Quote Quiz

     
    I realized we never got an answer to the question I started my most recent Movie Quote Quiz with. Here’s what I wrote: I mentioned in one of my recent Hall of Fame columns that I’d love to see a......
  • Lou Reda Productions shooting in Easton for possible reality show

     
    If you see cameras in Easton today, it's because the Easton-based television production company Lou Reda Productions is shooting a mini-pilot to send to networks for a salon-based reality. The company and Joseph Bordonaro, owner of Fresh Salon, have been....
  • Cinco de Mayo -- a truly Mexican American holiday

    Cinco de Mayo -- a truly Mexican <i>American</i> holiday
    Thanks to a recent ruling from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, high school students in the Morgan Hill Unified School District south of San Jose won't be allowed to wear American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. That's too bad. The flags of both the...