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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!
  • Maryland gives tax breaks to lots of businesses, not just Kevin Spacey's

    As Governor MARTIN O'Malley prepares to sign controversial legislation handing out a total of about 15 million dollars to a successful subscription TV show, City Paper wanted to know: Who and what else do we deem worth of paying less taxes than mere...

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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...