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  • 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-...
  • Maryland's lack of transgender civil rights protections is becoming "embarrassing," proponents say

    Discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations based on a person's race, sex, age, creed, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, and sexual orientation is prohibited all across Maryland. The same protections,...
  • The Quiet Revolution

    The Quiet Revolution
    More than a quarter-century has passed since Maryland's last truly competitive Democratic primary for governor in 1986, when Attorney General Stephen Sachs lost to Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer. So this year's polling on June 24 will be...
  • I can see why political reporters are checking the shadows for a savior. They want some sexy, or it's gonna be a long boring campaign season.

    Do the math. There are about 21 weeks before the Maryland gubernatorial primary election in June. Say you want to jump into the race now, thinking that so far, it's a pretty unimpressive field. Right now, the front runner, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, has 7...
  • David Paulson

    When Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler hired David Paulson as his communications director in June, he picked a seasoned partisan warrior to handle his agency's message. It was a strange turn for the brass-tacks office, which essentially serves...
  • Even dated campaign-cash data can show what it takes to win city elections

    In Boston, candidates for City Council have been filing monthly or bi-weekly campaign-finance reports since January, showing in great detail how much money they raised from whom and how it was spent. The data provide insight into the political game and...
  • What's with the glaring silence from Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler regarding the federal settlement offer?

    Part of the problem with big financial scandals like the whole real estate/subprime mortgage explosion is that it’s like a slow-motion collapse of a house of cards. We don’t know exactly where the tipping point was, and it’s incredibly...
  • City Paper's endorsements for the 2010 primary election

    Let’s not waste time. In a cash-strapped city with ongoing endemic problems, there isn’t any to spare. The state primary on Tuesday, Sept. 14, will go a long way toward determining the content and character of some of our state’s highest...
  • Best Use of Taxpayer Funds, Best Misuse of Taxpayer Funds, Best Indictment, Best Corruption, Best Local Scandal, and more.

    Best Use of Taxpayer Funds Getting rid of Sheila Dixon Investigators spent months poring over seized computers and financial documents, tracking purchases made through gift cards, linking prominent developers to those cards, and sweating witnesses....
  • Doug Gansler

    Click on the "Civil Rights" link on Doug Gansler's web site (douggansler.com) and you'll get a list of some of the highlights of his term as attorney general so far, but you won't see his biggest success for Maryland. In February, Gansler issued a legal...
  • Yes, we must, and so must you

    What makes a good politician? Ideally, a good politician encompasses many qualities: intelligence, unshakeable ethics, responsibility, compassion, and vigor. But what makes a politician good, when it comes right down to it, is getting things done:...
  • Some courthouse races may be obscure, but they're rarely dull

    Chief Judge Joyce M. Baylor-Thompson says it would not be accurate to say that HB 417, proposing an amendment to Maryland’s State Constitution and up for a vote this November, is the anti-Ramona Moore Baker amendment. But then again, she and her...