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American Carnival: Costume and Class in Trump's America

The political heat of 2017 has finally boiled all the political chants down to their essence: "Fuck that shit!"

More than a thousand juggalos—fans of the horror-art rap group the Insane Clown Posse (ICP)—chant this perfect refrain for our insane era in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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Democracy In Crisis Episode 31: D. Watkins on white supremacy and policing
Cowardly committee puts own slight discomfort above suffering of millions of Americans

The prohibitionist puritans in the House Rules Committee showed their true cowardice when they blocked Congress from voting on amendments that would protect people in states where cannabis is legal from federal prosecution.

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DeVos tapped to speak at University of Baltimore's Fall 2017 commencement

Department of Education head Betsy DeVos, whose achievements thus far include considering a review of campus sexual assaults to benefit the accused, ending regulations to protect student borrowers, and pushing school choice, has accepted an invitation to give a speech at the University of Baltimore's fall commencement on Dec. 18.

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The Undercard: It is a mistake for the Baltimore Blast to leave Royal Farms Arena

After 37 years, the Baltimore Blast are leaving the Royal Farms Arena, the team's home since its inaugural season in 1980 and nearly every year since.

As was first reported by The Sun, the city's indoor soccer team will instead play the 2017-2018 season at the SECU Arena on Towson University's campus.

During a press conference this morning, team owner Ed Hale Sr.

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Read Kondwani Fidel's "A Death Note," featured on this week's cover

For this week's issue City Paper reprinted Baltimore writer Kondwani Fidel's "How a young boy has been decaying in Baltimore since age 10: A Death Note" in full. Fidel has been featured in CP before, and we think "A Death Note" is but one example of the poet and writer's great talent.

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