Presidents Day is unique among American holidays in providing the opportunity to remember and appreciate why George Washington and Abraham Lincoln — whose birthdays fall in February — were the two greatest U.S. presidents. While Washington was the founding father…

One of the more mystifying outcomes of the recent midterms, particularly as the nation reflects on the full life and multifarious accomplishments of George H.W. Bush, has been the elevation of Robert Francis O’Rourke to the top tier of potential…

What to make of Thanksgiving? It isn’t what it used to be but, then, what is? It is not, plainly, PC. And certainly not cool. The story of the Pilgrims and Indians and Norman Rockwell’s depiction of serving the turkey…

The President has no idea what he’s doing. “He displayed little knowledge or even curiosity about” international affairs. He “tuned out” when being briefed. His attention flagged in meetings, causing him to doodle. When it came to the deadly serious…

It is fair to say that two of the greatest wartime leaders in Western history are Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill. They lived in different eras, fought different types of wars for national survival, and came from antithetical backgrounds, educations, and experiences; yet as war leaders they shared the common traits of integrity, perseverance, and grit; they knew how to lead by both physical and rhetorical example and were willing to sacrifice everything — even their lives — in the cause of freedom.

It is fair to say that two of the greatest wartime leaders in Western history are Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill. They lived in different eras, fought different types of wars for national survival, and came from antithetical backgrounds, educations, and experiences; yet as war leaders they shared the common traits of integrity, perseverance, and grit; they knew how to lead by both physical and rhetorical example and were willing to sacrifice everything — even their lives — in the cause of freedom.

Yesterday, February 12th, was Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. His actual birthday (number 209!) as opposed to the ceremonial “President’s Day” of next week in which, for the sake of a three-day weekend, Old Abe and George Washington (celebrating birthday number 286…

We all knew it would happen eventually. The social justice warriors, having spent their fury on monuments to the Confederacy, have gone in search of other targets. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, they have set their sights on America’s sixteenth…

Happy Fourth of July. Instead of columnizing, this day of all days — particularly in the current contentious political climate — there is reason to recall a far more contentious moment in American history. Mere miles from where I write…

Let’s be honest: the homeliest president was Abraham Lincoln. That lopsided face. Those ginormous ears. The perpetual bad hair. And it’s not just me. Men and women who saw Abraham Lincoln in the flesh did not pull their punches about…

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