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  • Wandering Eye: The Frank Conaway Jr. scandal conveniently drops after Election Day, making the video game NFL Blitz, and more

    Wandering Eye: The Frank Conaway Jr. scandal conveniently drops after Election Day, making the video game NFL Blitz, and more
    Among many others in the media, Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater has been on the odd story of Democratic state Del. Frank M. Conaway Jr.'s astoundingly bizarre YouTube videos, in which the West Baltimore scion of his parents' longstanding local political dynasty comes across as a bit touched, to say the least, seeming to confirm court records that say he suffers from bipolar disorder and sometimes stops taking his medications. Yesterday, Broadwater reported that Conaway Jr. resigned from his $30,000 job as a City Hall mail clerk the day after being re-elected, despite a last-minute write-in campaign by incumbent state Del. Shawn Tarrant (D), who lost in the June primary. The resignation came amid an unfinished investigation by Conaway Jr.'s boss, Baltimore City Comptroller Joan Pratt (D), into whether he'd used public resources to make the videos—an angle Broadwater had started pursuing after the story first broke Oct. 21. Broadwater's efforts had been stymied, though, as reflected in a tweet he sent out on Oct. 30: "Comptroller Pratt today denied my request to inspect City Hall's mail room until after her review of Del. Conway’s videos is done next week." If Broadwater had been allowed to confirm what is now known—that the videos were produced using city resources—he would have advanced the story before the Nov. 4 elections, instead of after, and thus it appears the Conaway clan owes a debt of gratitude to Pratt for standing in Broadwater's way. (Van Smith)
  • Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): The driest place on the planet is the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. It gets about a half-inch of rain per year. And yet in 2011, archaeologists discovered that it’s also home to a site containing the fossilized...

    Wandering Eye: Feds setting up fake social media accounts, weed marketing, and water resources in Iraq

    Wandering Eye: Feds setting up fake social media accounts, weed marketing, and water resources in Iraq
    U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Timothy Sinnigen set up a fake Facebook account, posing as drug defendant Sondra Arquiett, and used it to post Arquiett's photos and send out friend requests, including to a fugitive—all without Arqueitt'...

    High Times

    High Times
    Come Oct. 1, people in Maryland caught with less than 10 grams of pot or less will no longer face criminal penalties, thanks to the April 7 passage of a marijuana-decriminalization bill in the Maryland General Assembly, which Gov. Martin O’Malley...

    Body Politic

    Body Politic
    Melissa Gira Grant’s debut book “Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work” (Verso) isn’t merely a sobering dissection of how sex work and sex workers are policed and understood in contemporary America, where a woman’s sexual...