| Mar 4, 2012
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.
| Apr 12, 2012
In the spring of 1980, the race for the Republican presidential nomination got nasty. The front-runner, Ronald Reagan, said his main challenger,George H.W. Bush, wasn't a real conservative. Bush went on the attack, accusing Reagan of peddling "voodoo...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown will appear at the California Democratic Party convention in San Diego on Saturday to make his pitch for his ballot initiative to raise taxes on sales and on upper incomes for the next five years....
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, seeking to return to the state Legislature in this year's election, recently lost the California Democratic Party endorsement to a rival for the 39th Assembly District. Now a website is calling attention to...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Democratic 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,...
| Apr 9, 2012
Chicago's decision to grant a permit allowing protestors to march during the NATO summit next month, may go a long way toward keeping the peace. Chicago is ground zero for what could be the biggest demonstration the city has seen in decades with one...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 10:37 AM
In the spring of 1980, the race for the Republican presidential nomination got nasty. The front-runner, Ronald Reagan, said his main challenger,George H.W. Bush, wasn't a real conservative. Mr. Bush went on the attack, accusing Mr. Reagan of peddling...
| May 1, 2012
| 9:54 AM
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.
| May 10, 2012
| 4:16 AM
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...
| May 10, 2012
| 11:31 PM
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...
| May 11, 2012
| 11:28 AM
Connecticut 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...