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  • Best Campaign

    Best Campaign
    Harvard historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich coined the phrase, “well-behaved women seldom make history,” and this year Montgomery County state Del. Heather Mizeur flouted its wisdom. While some of the planks of Mizeur’s platform in this...
  • Best Display of Chutzpah

    Julius Henson is a political scoundrel for the history books. Having served many years as a ruthless campaign aide for Democratic candidates including, notably, his intimate pal, City Comptroller Joan Pratt, Henson in 2010 hired out to former Republican...
  • Down on the Corner

    Down on the Corner
    It's four p.m. on April 22, a beautiful spring day in Baltimore. At the corner of Mount Royal and North avenues, a group of seven people are working in traffic. Dressed in yellow T-shirts, they carry five-gallon buckets with orange tops. When cars stop...
  • Courthouse Grime, Rats now an annual rally point

    [caption id="attachment_21679" align="alignleft" width="300"] AFSCME Local 3674 President Pat Kelly: "Everybody who's sick, raise their hands."[/caption] Circuit court workers staged their annual rally-for-a-new-building today on the Calvert Street island...
  • Could Mizeur Be the Brat of the Left?

    As everybody knows, Tea Party-backed candidate Dave Brat beat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican Congressional primary in Virgina, marking one of the biggest political upsets in history. (My favorite tweet on the matter, from Mother Jones...
  • The Mizeur Effect

    The Mizeur Effect
    After the polls closed at 8 p.m. on June 24, it quickly became clear that Heather Mizeur was not going to be the Democrats’ standard-bearer heading into November’s general election, much less Maryland’s first gay, woman governor...
  • The 2014 Baltimore City primary election results: the "City Paper" skinny

    The 2014 Baltimore City primary election results: the "City Paper" skinny
    With 294 out of 296 precincts reporting, and absentee and provisional ballots not yet counted, today’s results of yesterday’s Baltimore City primary elections are preliminary and based on what appears to have been a dismal turnout, on a par...
  • Gubernatorial Is The Most Boring Election

    Hey Baltimore—and Maryland, even—did you know there is an election coming up on June 24? Politics! Government! Democracy! Voting! A Day Off From Work or at Least an Excuse for Being Late or Leaving Early! Yeah man, Tuesday, June 24 is the...
  • You can complain about black voters voting on the basis of race, but it's gone on the other way around since the end of Jim Crow, and the pendulum always swings back.

    It's shaping up to be one of those "hold your nose" primary elections this summer, at least when it comes to the Maryland Democratic primary in June. "Hold your nose" elections are when you hold your nose when going in the booth to cast your ballot and...
  • Del. Heather Mizeur, Maryland Film Fest, Oysters, BPD, and BGE 5/14/2014

    Del. Heather Mizeur, Maryland Film Fest, Oysters, BPD, and BGE 5/14/2014
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || || || 1 Del. Heather Mizeur The first televised debate in the Democratic gubernatorial primary race featured lots of sniping, particularly from Attorney General Doug Gansler about the Maryland health care exchange debacle,...
  • Source of Robocall: Julius Henson's Universal Elections

    On Wednesday we posted the robocall that went out to 50,000 Democrats on election night; WBAL-TV broke the story and the Sun followed up on it. Today the Sun's Justin Fenton reports that the call originated from an organization called Universal Elections,...
  • Come forth, ye leaking taxable bag of pigeon poop, and identify your hypocritical self.

    I've not followed the governor race, but from the way the long knives are out for our attorney general ("Baltimore City Power Rankings," Mobtown Beat, Oct. 30), it's clear Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler must be doing something right. The teen-...