History

A brief history of presidents snubbing their successors – and why...

It’s beyond dispute: Donald Trump won’t go down in history as a model of civility. Examples of his bad manners abound. When he gave...

History Thursday: When news of the World War I armistice hit...

With bold-faced, all-caps headlines and words the size of your fist, Ohio newspapers on the morning of Nov. 11, 1918 trumpeted bulletins heard all...

Ohio projected to go to Trump, but it’ll take awhile to...

When absentee and early votes were reported Tuesday night in Ohio, Joe Biden jumped out to a big lead, as expected. Then, as Election Day votes started coming in, Donald Trump made up all that ground.

Why there’s so much legal uncertainty about resolving a disputed presidential...

As I’ve Zoom-traveled the country speaking about legal issues involving the election, I have found myself, as well as audiences, bewildered and frustrated by...

History Thursday: The last Ohioan to reach the Supreme Court came...

Judge Potter Stewart was at work one Monday afternoon when he got a surprise phone call. It was the U.S. Attorney General on the line....

Portman, fan of a big tax cut for the rich, won’t...

Portman, fan of a big tax cut for the rich, won't say whether he supports $2T in coronavirus relief

19th Century voting was marked by bribery, violence and chaos. That’s...

Author Edgar Allan Poe, the 19th-century master of American macabre, may have died of dirty politics. According to legend, a gang of party “poll...

How do pandemics end? History suggests diseases fade but are almost...

When will the pandemic end? All these months in, with over 37 million COVID-19 cases and more than 1 million deaths globally, you may...

History Thursday: A surprising 1920 discovery at the Statehouse

In recent years, The Washington Post newspaper has leaned on a catchy slogan: “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” That was almost literal a century ago in...

DeWine’s tough spot shows in Thursday presser

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday provided a glimpse of how difficult it is to be a traditional Republican office holder in the era of Trump.
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