Category Archives: Abraham Lincoln

Why Abraham Lincoln Sent the Union Army to Defeat at Bull Run

Abraham Lincoln insisted on fighting a battle the army’s own commander said it was not ready to fight. As I began studying the Civil War, I often wondered why President Abraham Lincoln ordered Union troops to fight the disastrous first … Continue reading

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Huckabee’s Trashing of Obama On Iran Is Nothing New

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee stirred up a firestorm recently with his claim that the deal President Obama negotiated with Iran to prevent that country from obtaining nuclear weapons “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of … Continue reading

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Lincoln in 1855: Slavery will never end peacefully

Abraham Lincoln was a realist. At a time when many in the country, including most politicians, were desperately seeking a way to keep the slavery issue under wraps, Lincoln had already recognized that the South’s “peculiar institution” wasn’t going to … Continue reading

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