- Stephen A. Douglas Tomb in Chicago
- Southern Illinois town honors its Lincoln--Douglas Debate
- Thirty hours in Lincoln's Springfield, Illinois
- Book review: Andrew Ferguson's "Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America"
The whole issue of money is one I'm constantly struggling with, because my preferance would be that we've got public financing of campaigns and nobody has to raise any money whatsoever. Source: Lisa Rogak's Barack Obama In His Own Words.
When Barack Obama was on The Daily Show recently, Jon Stewart ended the program with the question, "I wonder when he'll break our hearts?" The answer should not come as a surprise to any mature progressive -- soon. With Obama's announced intention to vote for the FISA bill which will legalize much of George Bush's illegal wiretapping policies (My note: think about what this guy wrote), our hearts may be broken even sooner than expected.
Of the thousands of names listed, two are of particular interest. Fred Grant, the general's twelve-year-old son, is listed as his aide. Also listed is Albert D. Cashire, who served throughout the Vicksburg campaign. When Cahsire was hospitalized years later he was discovered to be a she--an immigrant named Jennie Hodgers, who had masqueraded as a man for nearly half a century.