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  • Oh No, Pimlico

    Hi Ho! I just got back from the Pimlico racetrack of parimutuel wagering on horse racing and, boy, is my wallet tired, hiyo! All seriousness aside, I had my first winning day at "Old Hilltop" in like three years, to wit; I walked out of the track a Winner, with (after Reasonable Deductions for beer) more do-re-mi in my pocket* than when I galloped in!
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    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—...

    What Are We About to Buy for $1 Trillion?

    On Sept. 18, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced that he would seek approval from Congress to create a new government entity to buy assets from U.S. financial firms, to relieve those companies of their debt and prevent a collapse of the Western...

    Primer on the Federal Bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Who are Fannie and Freddie?: Fannie and Freddie are private corporations implicitly (until Saturday; now explicitly) backed by the federal taxpayers. Congress chartered both companies (Fannie in 1938, Freddie in 1970) to "create liquidity" in the mortgage...

    Your Tax Dollars At Shirk

    An audit of the state agency that doles out loans and grants to corporations on the theory that they'll create lots of jobs has (again) found no confirmation of the jobs created. As it did in 2001 and 2005, the state Department of Legislative Audits...