Ulysses S. Grant

History Thursday: Inauguration of first Ohio-born president was controversial

BY: - January 21, 2021

A controversial transfer of power. Traditions going by the wayside. A divided country on edge.  Much about the 1869 inauguration of Ulysses S. Grant, the first Ohio-born politician to become president, resembles the year 2021. Americans closely followed the melodrama surrounding the transition from President Andrew Johnson to President-elect Grant, with newspapers around the country […]


The Confederate flag is an insult to Ohio’s heritage

BY: - June 25, 2020

One of the most tired, loathsome bromides made in favor of flying the battle flag of slavers and traitors is the exaltation of heritage, as though passing down symbols of racism and sedition in behalf of states’ “rights” to slavery is a tradition worthy of honor. In Ohio, the heritage argument, as it were, is […]