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  • Exile On Charles Street: Restaurateur Qayum Karzai's life is split between Baltimore and his native Afghanistan

    Exile On Charles Street: Restaurateur Qayum Karzai's life is split between Baltimore and his native Afghanistan
    Last September, Hamid Karzai, the outgoing president of Afghanistan, made a number of disparaging remarks about U.S. involvement in that country. “America did not want peace for Afghanistan because it had its own agendas and goals here,” he said after pointedly leaving the U.S. out of the group of countries he thanked for helping during the course of his largely U.S.-backed administration. John Oliver, the former “Daily Show” correspondent,  responded on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” by reading a series of negative Yelp reviews of The Helmand, one of the four Baltimore restaurants owned by Qayum Karzai, the president’s older brother.
  • Charles Village community activist Sharon Guida sentenced to three years probation for theft scheme

    Charles Village community activist Sharon Guida sentenced to three years probation for theft scheme
    Longtime Charles Village community activist Sharon Guida was sentenced to three years probation today in circuit court, after she and several supporters said her activism itself led to her theft of over $50,000 from a local bank.   "I'm going to make...

    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 the Money in the World-and Then Some

    NPR's Morning Edition this morning reported on the causes of insurance giant A.I.G.'s downfall, letting us know that credit default swaps were "a $70 trillion business." Reporter Adam Davidson says the credit-default swaps business soured and forced A.I....

    Over-The-Counter Attack

    Yesterday, just about 15 years after the General Accounting Office warned it was necessary, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sent a letter to regulators expressing President Obama's interest in regulating the market in Over the Counter Derivatives....