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  • Wandering Eye: Anne Arundel County's checkered voting history, before Baltimore embraced Poe, and more

    Wandering Eye: Anne Arundel County's checkered voting history, before Baltimore embraced Poe, and more
    Today's celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. gives good reason to consider Maryland's electoral history in the era of this country's civil-rights struggle, along with a contemporary fact: that a majority of Anne Arundel County's wealthy, largely white, well-educated electorate in the Fifth Councilmanic District last fall handed victory to Michael Anthony Peroutka, a paleo-conservative Christian secessionist with white-supremacist ties. In the 1968 presidential election, more than a fifth of Anne Arundel's votes went to Southern segregationist George Wallace of the American Independent Party, which was later subsumed by the Constitution Party, of which Peroutka was the presidential candidate in 2004. And in 1972's Democratic presidential party, Wallace won Anne Arundel with more than 51 percent of the vote in an 11-way race, and took the Free State overall, with about 40 percent of the vote. Those were different times, but despite demographic and political changes since, Anne Arundel's Fifth District voters have shown how King's civil-rights message still finds pockets of outspoken resistance in Maryland, and thus needs renewed attention. (Van Smith)
  • The Mosby Effect: The inauguration of Baltimore's new state's attorney was a godly rebuke of her critics

    The Mosby Effect: The inauguration of Baltimore's new state's attorney was a godly rebuke of her critics
    As a candidate last year for Baltimore City state’s attorney, Marilyn J. Mosby cast herself as a crime crusader who, unlike incumbent Gregg Bernstein, would sow dread among Baltimore criminals. Calling Bernstein so ineffective that “it’s...

    Free Will Astrology 1/14/15

    Free Will Astrology 1/14/15
    ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will never make anything that lasts forever. Nor will I or anyone else. I suppose it’s possible that human beings will still be listening to Beethoven’s music or watching “The Simpsons” TV show 10,000...

    Clicking and Streaming: 'The Nine Lives of Marion Barry' and 'Happy,' two knotty documentaries

    Clicking and Streaming: 'The Nine Lives of Marion Barry' and 'Happy,' two knotty documentaries
    "The Nine Lives of Marion Barry" Directed by Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer Streaming via Hulu To many, Marion Barry, the recently deceased longtime mayor of Washington, D.C., is misunderstood—a formative D.C. political figure whose real...

    Conflicts of Interest: Trees have nothing to teach me

    Conflicts of Interest: Trees have nothing to teach me
    When asked why he never left the city, Socrates responded, “Landscapes and trees have nothing to teach me, only people do.” Of course the naturalists and environmentalists and everyone else will disagree with that—of course there is...