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  • Veep campaign motorcade backs up I-83 North

    Veep campaign motorcade backs up I-83 North
    Driving south on I-83 just after 10 a.m., we noticed a major backup across the median on 83 North. There were maybe a dozen cars with police lights flashing, plus a couple of police motorcycles, and we feared there had been a major accident. Then we got closer and saw a giant bus with the name "Selina Meyer" across the side, above the words "continuity with change."* Meyer is, of course, Julia Louis-Dreyfus' character on the HBO series "Veep," which is currently filming its fourth season. In it, long-suffering second-fiddle Meyer will presumably make her own run for the top job.
  • Best Actual Cave-In

    If you saw it in a movie, you would say it looked fake. The most-viewed video of the incident—shot by the custodian of a nearby church—opens with the south side of 26th Street, between Charles and St. Paul streets, tilting ominously toward the...

    News & Media

    News & Media
    BEST POLITICIAN Martin O’Malley Love him or hate him, this has been a good year for Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D). Two O’Malley-backed laws got the nods of the majorities of Maryland voters in last fall’s elections—...

    Mandated Health Insurance? How UnAmerican!

    Today I received the first of what I expect will be a million billion (more) e-mails focused on the tyranny of forcing people to buy health insurance. It came from Joe of Towanda, Pa. (he doesn't want his name used here—"I know where you're coming...

    Jack Yates' Family Settles in Lawsuit Against Truck Driver Who Killed Him

    In August 2009, John R. "Jack" Yates was riding his bike south on Maryland Avenue approaching Lafayette Street behind a large cement truck. Said truck made a right hand turn at the intersection, and Yates collided with the truck's rear wheels, killing...