Smith steals another march

When last we left him, Richard Norton Smith had stolen a march on rival Lincoln scholars by declaring the Lincoln Library and Museum would stage a month, if a not a year, of Lincoln celebrations.

The latest news from Springfield strikes another blow at the Holzer/Borritt Lincoln faction and its Prize, just awarded to A. C. Guelzo, by honoring "Lincoln scholar David Herbert Donald [with] the first David Herbert Donald Prize in Lincoln Studies."

A rival prize! It's the academic equivalent of mud wrestling.