Abraham Lincoln
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Behind-the-scenes stories are perhaps my favorite historical records, and this one gives us a glimpse of what it was like to start out as a White House staffer during the Lincoln administration. John Hay had poetic aspirations, but his writing talent caught Abe’s eye for

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Anyone who has followed my writings for awhile knows that I have a thing for men of science. I adored Sir Isaac Newton at an early age, I wrote a screenplay about Chief Chemist Harvey Wiley as a teenage girl (I think it needs a

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In its origins, Thanksgiving is no celebration of human prowess and cultural domination – and certainly not murder. American actress Angelina Jolie deliberately avoided being in the United States this Thanksgiving. As Rob Shuter of Popeater.com reported, “‘Angelina Jolie hates this holiday and wants no

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Some readers of Sincerely Amanda might remember the satirical literary lashing I gave to third-party candidates, their supporters and any who refused to vote in the 2008 Presidential Election.  Well, I called it like I saw it regarding any who turned their noses up at

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