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Elections

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  • Hopkins professor Lester Spence on the politics of race and class, and why Republicans may never win another presidential election

    Under the futon couch in Lester Spence's office at the Johns Hopkins University, where he's been associate professor of political science since 2005, there's a totem of the rigors of academic life: a sleeping bag. Sometimes, to do the things you love-in...
  • Election 101

    Questions A through I Every two years, the city's leaders urge voters to approve a package of general-obligation bonds that can be leveraged for other forms of financial support to underwrite capital improvements around the city-and they are invariably...
  • Your complete guide to every ballot question, bond proposal, charter amendment, and race

    Presidential elections are civic rituals worthy of the exhortation Bob Schieffer, the moderator of the final debate between Barack Obama (D) and Mitt Romney (R), says his mom used to make: "Go vote. It makes you feel big and strong." But who should be...
  • Center Stage's season-launching show examines the power of the crowd

    An Enemy of the People By Arthur Miller, adapted from the play by Henrik Ibsen At Center Stage through Oct. 21 Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, a kind of fable about one man standing up against powerful interests and an easily swayed mob to tell...
  • Council president wants his fingerprints off law, then double-crosses Ethics Board

    The head of the city's Ethics Board asked Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to veto an ethics bill, saying it creates too broad an exemption for conflicts of interest. Meanwhile, the City Council voted on Feb. 4 to delay its final vote on another ethics...
  • Finding Peace at Home

    After more than half a century of living in the same West Baltimore house, 90-year-old Laura Johnson says she's quite happy to finally be living alone. "I'm trying to think when I was here by myself," she says, with four different versions of the Bible...
  • Jeffrey Kent's Preach! seeks to deliver us from the history we may have forgotten

    Preach! New Works by Jeffrey Kent By Jeffrey Kent At the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum through March 31 Yes, that is a blindfolded preacher hanging on the walls of the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum in Fells...
  • How corruption, waste, and mismanagement killed the 143-year-old nonprofit and left dozens of Baltimoreans homeless.

    With Randall Martin barricaded in his Baltimore County home, surrounded by a police tactical team, someone might have gotten the idea that Prisoners Aid Association, the century-old institution established to help ex-cons, was in trouble. It was June 29,...
  • New Jefferson biography fails to examine founding father's use of power

    Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Jon Meacham Random House Of the 11 presidents elected between John Adams and Abraham Lincoln, all but three hailed from Thomas Jefferson's Democratic party. Of the three, two would die within months of their...
  • THE YEAR IN NEWS

    THE YEAR IN NEWS
    The death of William Donald Schaefer¬†on April 18 did not make¬†City Paper’s annual list of the top 10 news events of 2011. It was certainly newsworthy, at least by certain measures: The number of screen pixels, radio airwaves, and gallons of ink...
  • Big-money donors, not the grassroots, funded the winners in last year's Baltimore elections

    It seems Baltimore City’s voters have so little love for their politicians, or the process of electing them, that only a few bothered to vote in last year’s elections—about 23 percent in September’s primaries and 14 percent in...
  • So where do the city's elected officials live, again?

    Just about every election season, word circulates that this or that elected official (or candidate) does not actually live in his or her district. Most recently, City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway faced questions about the home in Randallstown—in...