When historians look back on Donald Trump’s presidency, they are not likely to look back kindly. There have been few signatures accomplishments, other than a tax cut for the very wealthy. And, of course, more than 225,000 people have died from an illness he did little to combat.
Trump claimed that he had done more for African-Americans than any other president. He then criticized the end result of Lincoln's presidency.
A progressive group has endorsed Joe Biden for president despite not supporting him during the primaries. The group, part of the so-called “Resistance”, voted to support the former Vice President.
President Donald Trump suggested the press treats him worse than Abraham Lincoln, the United States’ 16th president, who was assassinated shortly after the end of the American Civil War in 1865.
“I am greeted with a hostile press, the likes of which no president has ever seen. The closest would be that gentleman right up there,” Trump said during Fox News’s virtual town hall. Pointing to the Lincoln Memorial just behind him, he added: “They always said, ‘Lincoln, nobody got treated worse than Lincoln. I believe I am treated worse.”
Trump claimed while speaking to the Boston Red Sox at the White House that Lincoln lost the Civil War.
"Only a fool harbors the ugly thought of breaking unions or tries to deprive working people of the right to join the union of their choice.”
Lincoln said "If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong" while the Bible says, "Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling"
One group that was glaringly absent from Selma on Saturday was any substantial representation of racist Republicans; most notably Republican leaders in Congress.
The League of the South "thanks Mr. Booth for his service to the South and to humanity" for his "execution of the tyrant Abraham Lincoln"
Just two days after orchestrating the removal of two disloyal Florida GOP Congressmen (Daniel Webster and Rich Nugent), from the House Rules Committee, John Boehner is continuing his fight against recalcitrant Republicans. Today, Boehner tried to make the case that he was not “spineless or a squish”. In a press conference, he told NBC News that he was the “most anti-Establishment Speaker we have ever had” in the U.S. House.
The 21st century is seeing the spread of the authoritarian principle that far from being the origin of authority, people must obey authority
Privatization is stripping powers from electable government, and handing it to the unelectable public - in other words, for profit - sector
Pamela Mazanec asks, "Shouldn't our students be provided that viewpoint? This is part of the argument that America is exceptional."
We are under siege this July Fourth. We can only resist with our love of liberty, for it is liberty that is the beating heart of liberalism
Instead of waxing philosophically on the achievements of past presidents, it is worthwhile to take stock of the current President and recognize the monumental hurdles he cleared while battling Republicans who made destroying his presidency and the nation's economy their sole reason for serving in Congress.
One hundred fifty years later, President Lincoln's Great Task remains uncompleted.
Today's Republican Party reminds us of another political party in our nation's history. Republicans should be cognizant of this history.
Let's remember to celebrate our declaration of independence, a political act whose primary intent was to achieve a government that worked.
Republicans claim to be the defenders of the Constitution; this while wishing to do away with every amendment save the Second and the Tenth- narrowing Republican goals to guns and secession.
Ask yourself why the laws of mathematics work differently for Mitt Romney than for the rest of the universe before casting your vote in 2012