Category Archives: Politics

Harold Holzer Endorses Gene Griessman’s new book

The Controversial New Book–”Lincoln and Obama”–Gets Endorsement From Renowned Lincoln Scholar. Harold Holzer is in the same league as Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals. Holzer is the author  of many books on Lincoln.  He is the co-chair … Continue reading

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OBAMA AND LIBYA by Gene Griessman, PhD

Monday night Mitt Romney will almost certainly bring up Benghazi. But it could turn out to be a weapon that harms the user more than it harms the target. It already inflicted a wound on Romney when he tried it … Continue reading

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Politifact, the Truth-O-Meter and Obama

What You Say When You’re Asked About Politifact and the Truth-O-Meter by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. From the forthcoming book Lincoln and Obama. We recommend you say that it can’t always be trusted. The U.S. does  need a fact-checker, an honest-to-God, … Continue reading

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Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln Criticize the Supreme Court

Special announcement During the next few weeks I will cut back on my posts and tweets.   Am hard at work on a new book about Lincoln, and hope that you will continue to visit the website. As a way of … Continue reading

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Review of Edward Klein’s THE AMATEUR.

Abraham Lincoln author and Lincoln expert reacts to The Amateur Gene Griessman, Ph.D., author of several Lincoln titles, including The Words Lincoln Lived By, and a one-man play on Lincoln, compared Edward Klein’s harsh exposé on Obama to contemporary comments … Continue reading

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History Lessons on Memorial Day

History Lessons on Memorial Day By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. A nation that does not know its past is ignorant, Teach it. A nation that lives in its past is asleep. Awaken it. A nation that does not learn from its … Continue reading

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The Children of Immigrants: Scapegoats or Treasures?

Simple Simon Says The Children of Illegal Immigrants Should Not Be Be Treated Like Criminals By Simple Simon The other day Simple Simon read about plight of an honor student–let’s call her Lisa.  Lisa is a senior at a state … Continue reading

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When Compromise is Wrong: A Letter from Lincoln

What You Say When You Want To Draw The Line By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. When should you draw a line in the sand? That was the big question back in January of 1861. Abraham Lincoln, who had been elected President … Continue reading

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America Goes To War…Too Often, Too Easily

What You Say When Someone Tells You That The US Needs To Attack Iran or Send Troops to Syria by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Tell them that the decision to send the American military anywhere needs to be a Congressional decision. … Continue reading

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Simple Simon Asks, Are Obama and Romney Bullies?

School Days Are Not Forgotten… Simple Simon’s friend, who listens regularly to Fox News, complained this morning about Chris Matthews, the MSNBC commentator. Chris Matthews, according to my friend, has been going on and on about Mitt Romney’s allegedly bullying … Continue reading

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