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Celebrating President’s Day all week with patriot flag cake (Recipe)

SAN DIEGO, February 18, 2019 —President’s Day is the combined birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and what better way to enjoy it than with this delicious berry flag cake. Berries are readily available nearly year round anymore, and always seek the freshest from a natural market or even a fruit stand if ...

Who do we celebrate on Presidents Day? Presidents or a 3-day weekend?

SAN JOSE:  In recent years there has been much confusion over whether the holiday on the third Monday of February.  Is it a day to remember the birthday of George Washington or a day to honor all American presidents? Unfortunately, calendars do not often help to answer this question. Some calendars creating more confusion than clarification as ...

America – a nation of immigrants or a union of states?

WASHINGTON: It is one of the most common statements by politicians. It is a media favorite response to the issue of illegal immigration: “We are a nation of immigrants” they say.  Moreover, we are all united as one because we are immigrants. Unfortunately, this is not how America has always been. The concept that “we” ...

Abraham Lincoln: An American house divided will certainly fall

MISSOURI, August 19, 2017 – Abraham Lincoln famously said: “A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to ...

Abraham Lincoln and the election of 1860

Abraham Lincoln was not the favorite candidate of the Republican Party to run for POTUS in 1860, and when responding to inquiries regarding a possible candidacy, Lincoln replied that he “was not fit to be President.”