Countless political observers, including me, have opined in recent years that Abraham Lincoln wouldn’t like what’s become of his Republican Party a century and a half after his presidency.


Not surprisingly, the Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter of Steven Spielberg’s new movie about Lincoln, has JOINED the chorus:


As his Whig Party crumbled in the middle of the fight over slavery and free territories, Abraham Lincoln had a major hand in founding the Republican Party, a northern faction that was the chief rival to the Southern-based Democrats.


Clearly, times have changed. And now, says “Lincoln” screenwriter Tony Kushner, the GOP would not be ...

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Countless political observers, including me, have opined in recent years that Abraham Lincoln wouldn’t like what’s become of his Republican Party a century and a half after his presidency.

Not surprisingly, the Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter of Steven Spielberg’s new movie about Lincoln, has JOINED the chorus:

As his Whig Party crumbled in the middle of the fight over slavery and free territories, Abraham Lincoln had a major hand in founding the Republican Party, a northern faction that was the chief rival to the Southern-based Democrats.

Clearly, times have changed. And now, says “Lincoln” screenwriter Tony Kushner, the GOP would not be ...

Read more