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  • In our supposed democracy, guns continue to rule

    In our supposed democracy, guns continue to rule
    In a democracy, nothing is supposed to matter more than the will of the people. So it was painful to watch last week as the will of the people was overturned and one of Arizona's duly elected representatives was forced from office. It wasn't a recall...
  • 'Glee' recap: The Spanish Teacher

    'Glee' recap: The Spanish Teacher
    Livin' la vida loca...at William McKinley High. At first, I'd considered putting my Spanish minor and that fall semester in Spain to good use and write this recap in Spanish. But then I reconsidered because I couldn't get the accent marks and tildes to...
  • At last, Cleveland gets another turn in the limelight

    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,...
  • Historic tiara to be displayed in McKinley library

    Historic tiara to be displayed in McKinley library
    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...
  • American wars often start with a lie

    American wars often start with a lie
    "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...
  • Why are Americans so easily taken to war?

    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...
  • The American way of war: It may surprise you

    "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...
  • June 28, 1914: Armageddon, Act I

    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...
  • Kokandy hits the mark with Sondheim's tricky 'Assassins'

    Kokandy hits the mark with Sondheim's tricky 'Assassins'
    For a sense of how much a theater space can positively impact a production, check out Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins" in the Theater Three space at Theater Wit. The great composer's rogues gallery of trigger-happy psychopaths and wannabes can be...
  • Commentary: How the red states turned blue

    There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
  • Roosevelt, In Hartford, Urges Support For War

    Roosevelt, In Hartford, Urges Support For War
    Admiral William Sheffield Cowles and his wife, Anna "Bamie" Roosevelt Cowles, must have slipped into Union Station quietly, without being recognized. Had the mid-day travelers in the lobby noticed them, they would certainly have put two and two together...
  • Inside the minds of America's presidential assassins

     Inside the minds of America's presidential assassins
    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...