Thursday, February 12, 2009
On this day:

Abraham Lincoln

Today is Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday - a fitting time to read or re-read the Lincoln-Douglas debates that were held in 1858 during the Illinois race* for U.S. Senate. You can find the text of those debates here.

* It may be a misnomer to call that contest a "race," since in 1858 U.S. Senators were still chosen by the state legislatures.