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This summer, the Republican and Democratic parties will hold their presidential nominating conventions in Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C. In so doing, they will continue a political ritual that began 180 years ago in Baltimore. From their inception in...
Retired Chicago Police Lt. Bob Angone had been a cop just 31/2 years by August 1968. He was a veteran of the violence surrounding Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s open housing campaign in 1966 and the riots after King's assassination in April. But neither...
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
In 1896, a politician gave a fiery speech in Chicago about dollars and debts that, by comparison, makes the rhetorical barrages exchanged recently in Washington seem like after-dinner remarks at a morticians' convention. The nation was in a prolonged...
In a rehearsal room in North Hollywood are some of the battle scars Rage Against the Machine has accumulated during many years of conflict and noise. In one corner are the scorched, graffiti-covered amplifiers that bassist Tim Commerford has plugged...
A long, slow contemplation, then a decisive turn, behind Obama's move to endorse gay marriage WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's evolution on gay marriage unfolded at a Darwinian pace, like that of the giant tortoise. For more than a year...
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Did President Obama send a huge message to North Carolina, home of the most vile and cruel anti-gay marriage amendment yet? Obama’s support of gay marriage was a shot heard around the world Wednesday morning, and while praise and pummeling have...
Tags: Same-Sex Marriage, Family, Politics, Marriage, Gays and Lesbians
State Comptroller Lembo is pissed about North Carolina anti-gay vote, but he's still going to Democratic national convention thereConnecticut state Comptroller Kevin Lembo is gay and married and pissed about North Carolina voters changing their constitution to ban same-sex marriage. But he’s not joining what appears to be a growing online boycott of traveling to or...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Once a bright spot for President Barack Obama, North Carolina is now more like a political migraine less than four months before Democrats open the party's national convention in Charlotte. The causes are plenty. Labor...
With unemployment high, consumer confidence battered and the general outlook as grim as a Cormac McCarthy novel, Barack Obama may have virtually no chance of victory in 2012. Or so I thought until his Homeland Security chief, Janet Napolitano, offered a...
firstname.lastname@example.orgDemocratic Party leaders in Berkeley County will elect 46 delegates to represent the county at the party’s state convention in June, said Niles Bernick, chairman of the county’s Democratic Executive Committee. The county’s convention,...
MONDAY, APRIL 9 — Conkwright Middle School cheerleading parent meeting/cheer clinic, 6-8 p.m. For fifth, sixth and seventh grade students. — Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation swimming clinic, 6:45-8 p.m., every Monday and...
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