November 2, 1948. Election night.Like the rest of the country, Chicagoans awaited news of who was going to be president. At about 10 p.m., the bulldog edition of the next day's Tribune hit the streets. The headline read "Dewey Defeats Truman."Well, that was to be expected.
A Texas affirmative action case that has the potential to rewrite law on how or whether public colleges and universities may consider race and ethnicity as a factor in admissions could be headed for the U.S.
Hurling around a word like "treason," the Chicago Sun-Times has observed, "is the definition of dirty politics."If that be the case, this particular political season is dirtier than a West Texas hog wallow.The word is being bandied about by lots of people.
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a temporary measure — passed by the Senate last week — to keep the government funded through mid-November."Hopefully, we can certainly avoid any shutdown talk this time," said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.
Ken Burns has a new film about Prohibition. One of the forgotten players in that comedy-drama was a Chicago mayor. His name was William E. Dever.Dever was born outside Boston in 1862. He came to Chicago at 25, worked as a tanner on Goose Island, and studied law at night.