I am a day late to the celebration of Lincoln’s Birthday. I was back at work for the first time in a week and simply had no time. But I couldn’t let the event pass without linking to this superb post by Todd Huston at Right Wing News. While acknowledging Lincoln’s imperfections, Huston demolishes two strands of anti-Lincoln criticism: that he was a racist, and that he was a tyrant. It’s a fantastic piece that should be read in its entirety.