Daily Archive: January 3, 2013

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Opinion

GOP, time to rebrand in the image of the ‘Great Emancipator’

by Wade Henderson Special to CNN (CNN) — On January 1, the nation commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which legally freed slaves in the secessionist Southern states. Meanwhile, thousands of theaters are still presenting the film “Lincoln,” portraying the soon-to-be-martyred president’s efforts in January 1865 to persuade the House of Representatives to pass the 13th Amendment, outlawing slavery throughout the nation.