Lincoln Bicentennial: ambivalence allowed

What a striking news story.

As discussions of Lincoln enter the classroom in tandem with Bicentennial programs, Lincoln criticism is not only allowed but encouraged. That has to be a wholly unintended outcome for the organizers of this observance.

Moreover, it looks like we have the beginnings of an institutionalized skepticism toward Lincoln (a school authorized viewpoint) that will be nurtured and encouraged in classrooms throughout the country.

Remarkable, remarkable.

Meanwhile, your Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum chief is hard at work preparing for the Bicentennial, now just 10 months away: