| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:26 PM
The call came in at 6:12 p.m.
“Two officers have been shot,” the voice on the other line said. “One may have died. We need you here.”
Sgt. Darin Ryburn — who at the time was a Burbank police detective, police union...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Carnifex Ferry is not Gettysburg. It's not Antietam. It's not Shiloh.
It was a little-known battle early in the Civil War that helped West Virginia break away from Virginia and become the 35th state.
The battle on Sept. 10, 1861, pitted 5,000 Union...
| Jul 7, 2014
"We must resist our dreams of managing history."
Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952)
When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis that...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: Professor Joseph J. Ellis' essay should be mandatory reading for all Americans. ("The American way of war: It may surprise you," Op-Ed, July 1)
When any politician is eager to go to war, watch out. Any objective reading of U.S. history...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
A bit of historically significant bling has come home to Canton, Ohio.
A tiara that wended its way from a first lady to the TV series Pawn Stars is now on display at the William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum.
The tiara, which originally...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- After 80 years, the city of Cleveland, much maligned in lore as "the mistake on the lake," has been selected to host a national political convention in 2016. Famous Ohioans President William McKinley and Mark Hanna, the Karl Rove of his day,...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:00 AM
After 80 years, the city of Cleveland, much maligned in lore as "the mistake on the lake," has been selected to host a national political convention in 2016. Famous Ohioans President William McKinley and Mark Hanna, the Karl Rove of his day, might well be...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:46 PM
On the evening of April 14, 1865, by some accounts, John Wilkes Booth stopped in at a tavern on his way to Ford's Theatre in Washington. A man at the bar, recognizing the actor, noted that Booth wasn't as fine a thespian as his father had been. "When I...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Trees matter in Connecticut, and always have. The Charter Oak, the muscularly limbed behemoth in which Connecticut's charter was secreted to protect it from the king's agents in 1687, is central to our political creation story. Though it fell in an 1856...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, among the nation’s largest and most storied college fraternities, eliminated the controversial “pledging” process Sunday, saying new members once referred to as “pledges” immediately would be treated as...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:00 AM
President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert.