| 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...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It started as a day like any other a hundred years ago, but before it was out, it would have ushered in a century of war, revolution, terror and mass murder like no other.
For today, June 28th, is a dark centennial. It's the 100th anniversary of the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:37 PM
"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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:58 AM
The undergraduate diploma of the nation’s first African-American to graduate from Harvard is set to be auctioned in Chicago tomorrow, years after it was unearthed in an Englewood home.
Richard T. Greener’s bachelor of arts diploma --...
| 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...
| 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...