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  • 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 Democrats." Sometimes they are near Anthony Brown signs and sometimes they are all alone, just flapping in the breeze. It almost seems like some sort of prank: a high-concept culture jam that finally, fully reduces the United States' bullshit-ass two-party system into a pick-a-side-and-go-with-it-no-matter-what type of thing, making the Republicans and Democrats into rivals, like the Ravens and the Steelers or something. But no, these signs are not, say, a prank by the Yes Men, they are official: In the bottom right hand corner they say, "Paid for by Cummings for Congress, Ron Thompson, Treasurer."
  • Ballot Questions

    Ballot Questions
    Along with the usual (and unusual) candidates, voters will be asked to decide how much money to lend several venerable institutions, with taxpayers as the co-signers. And there are several questions of policy wrapped up as charter amendments. First, the...

    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...

    Wandering Eye: Heather Mizeur slams the campaign cycle, an East Baltimore torture house, and the football mind of F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Wandering Eye: Heather Mizeur slams the campaign cycle, an East Baltimore torture house, and the football mind of F. Scott Fitzgerald
    The governor's race has been pretty disappointing to follow, with "false statements and distortions" coming from both Lieut. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Republican candidate Larry Hogan. And we're not the only ones who feel frustrated: Today, The Sun...

    The Mail

    The Mail
    Monumental Memories This is my first letter to City Paper, which I have enjoyed reading over the years. Your selection of “Best Overlooked Monument: On the Trail Statue” (“Best of Baltimore,” Sept. 17) in Clifton Park woke up a...