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  • Educate yourself on the monsters running for office this election day

    Educate yourself on the monsters running for office this election day
    All 373,171 registered voters in Baltimore City are free to cast ballots in the Nov. 4 general elections—if they haven’t already, since early voting opened on Oct. 23. It’s an opportunity many voters either couldn’t or didn’t take advantage of in the June primary, when 75,212 votes were cast in Baltimore City—23 percent of the eligible electorate of 295,302 registered Democrats and 30,341 Republicans. The rest of the city’s roughly 50,000 registered voters—a mix of Greens, Libertarians, and others, the vast majority of which decline to affiliate with any political party—were shut out of voting in the primary, the outcome of which, given the overwhelming proportion of registered Democrats in Baltimore, tends to determine the officials that ultimately win. 
  • Just Business?

    Just Business?
    Kenneth W. Watford says he is here because of an injustice.  Sitting on the other side of the sloppily caulked double Plexiglas window, his wide face and short cropped hair flecked with gray leaning into a flat microphone and speaker affixed to the...

    All Wet?

    All Wet?
    After Baltimore City wrested its water and sewage system away from the private Baltimore Water Company in 1854, the municipal system expanded and made improvements, so much so that by 1914 the city crowed about its “finest in the world” new...

    Trash Talk

    Trash Talk
    Drivers approaching the entrance of the former FMC Corp. chemical-making complex on Baltimore’s industrial Fairfield peninsula are welcomed by a large and well-lit green sign mounted on a landscaped terrace: “Future Home of Fairfield Renewable...

    Goldman Fraud Is Not Goldman's Alone

    Something that occurred to me as I learned of the Securities and Exchange Commission's civil fraud suit against Goldman Sachs Friday (this New York Times piece has a link to the complaint): Who was buying mortgage-backed paper in mid 2007 and what were...