With so much else going on, Abraham Lincoln seems almost forgotten on his birthday this year. A few brave Republicans are trying to rescue his party from Trumpism, and the president from Springfield is still the one most quoted in House and Senate speeches, but we've gotten so used to Lincoln he rarely awes us anymore. Yet he remains a quiet inspiration. He was a white male typical of the day, who grew stronger over time in his anti-racist views, and then when he had power used it to enlarge freedom for others. Now is the time to continue the work of Lincoln. –Fletcher Farrar, editor and CEO

Illinois Times has provided readers with independent journalism for more than 40 years, from news and politics to arts and culture.

Now more than ever, we’re asking for your support to continue providing our community with real news that everyone can access, free of charge.

We’re also offering a home delivery option as an added convenience for friends of the paper.

Click here to subscribe, or simply show your support for Illinois Times.

Comments (0)

Add a comment

Add a Comment