Category Archives: Abraham Lincoln

The Lost Art of Storytelling in American Politics

Storytelling is one of the oldest and most powerful traditions in human communication, but it often seems to be forgotten by our 21st Century politicians. I am not talking about making up some imaginary figure whose life is supposedly ruined … Continue reading

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Rebranding The Donald as The Saint Ronald

By ann summers With revisionists spinning tehDonald as the rebirth of Lincoln or Reagan, so much will be made of the early, recent closeness of polling for Hillary versus tRump. And certainly Hillary is no Jimmy Carter, centrism notwithstanding. And even … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the possibility of democracy or creating libertarianism warlordism

Sophie’s Hobson Choice on Maggies Bullet Farm: George Miller’s nearly aboriginal-free post-apocalypse vision or JJ Abrams’ non-LGBTQ utopian dystopia -— What a lovely day for Star War’s POC clone diversity already signalled   What remains certain is that Reconstruction failed, and … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court: The Shape of One’s Soul and the Color of One’s Conscience

by Nona Blyth Cloud (Column originally published at Morning Open Thread on Daily Kos) Justice Antonin Scalia (front row, second from left) is dead. I assume that the President will do his job and nominate a new Justice. Then the great … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: GUNFIRE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD GUNFIRE Someone picks up a gun and points it, At some famous face they think they know, Then pulls the trigger — The bullet nicks the heart of the world And we all bleed. Someone picks … Continue reading

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The Confederacy and the Union: “How the South Lost the War but Won the Narrative”

By Elaine Magliaro The Boston Globe has been running a “Divided Nation” series. The series has already touched upon a number of issues—including the wealth gap in Colorado, religious and gay rights in Arkansas, and Marco Rubio’s silence on immigration. … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for June 8, 2015: The De-evolution of the Republican Party

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