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  • Maryland Green Party still struggles for a seat at the political table

    Maryland Green Party still struggles for a seat at the political table
    It’s important that I see Ian Schlakman’s office, because it’s apparently a first. It’s a tiny, corner room on the second floor of 218 E. Lexington—just above Sidebar, where a Jack and Coke after 6 p.m. goes for $6—with a desk on the far side, a rectangular table in the middle, cans of Dr Pepper next to a cooler in one corner, and an air conditioner installed in the only window. The carpeting resembles the sort a college might use to cover its dormitory floors; three of the walls are painted a shade of green commonly found on golf courses. Schlakman says several internet-based crowd-funding campaigns have helped pay the rent.
  • Educate yourself on the monsters running for office this election day

    Educate yourself on the monsters running for office this election day
    All 373,171 registered voters in Baltimore City are free to cast ballots in the Nov. 4 general elections—if they haven’t already, since early voting opened on Oct. 23. It’s an opportunity many voters either couldn’t or didn’t...

    About these cynical "Vote for the Democrats" signs . . .

    About these cynical "Vote for the Democrats" signs . . .
    Scattered throughout Baltimore, right there along with the typical election signs you expect to see—you know, the ones that advertise a candidate and tell you to vote for them and all of that—are also signs that just say, "Vote for the...

    Baltimore's narcotic history dates back to the 19th-century shipping-driven boom, quietly aided by bringing Turkish opium to China

    Baltimore's narcotic history dates back to the 19th-century shipping-driven boom, quietly aided by bringing Turkish opium to China
    With its longstanding reputation as a high-volume heroin town, Baltimore’s modern black-market economy is openly opiated, driving sizeable budgets for maintaining the criminal-justice apparatus to combat it. Far less appreciated, and only opaquely...

    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...