Was the Spiritual Father of the GOP Actually a Democrat?
September 14, 2014
A new history of Lincoln's Republican Party may find favor with liberals, but seems to leave out many details.
Slavery Is Having a Hollywood Moment. What About the Rest of Black History in America?
January 20, 2014
Why are we still waiting for a great film about Martin Luther King Jr.?
Does the Gettysburg Address Distract Us from the Real Lincoln?
November 18, 2013
Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. In this 2009 essay, historian Sean Wilentz argues that we have let Lincoln's feats of oratory—like the Gettysburg Address—overshadow his political achievements.
What If POLITICO Had Covered the Civil War?
October 28, 2013
Playbook, Emancipation Day Edition
Playing a pol is tough.
It's Time for a New President—on Our Coins
March 04, 2013
Uncle Sam is rolling out new designs for the reverse side of our coins. It's time to change the presidents on the front sides, too.