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  • Abramoff biopic charms, and that's all

    Casino Jack Directed by George Hickenlooper Opens Jan. 7 at the Charles Theater It’s a little discombobulating to realize that “super” lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to defrauding American Indian tribes and SunCruz Casinos,...
  • Ex-cons, and some current ones, find a home in troubled Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association

    Ask Michael Thames if he’s a member of the Local 333 of the International Longshoremen’s Association, and the 42-year-old quickly pulls his Port of Baltimore photo-identification card out of his pants pocket. He’s been working for nine...
  • On the agenda for March 21

    The meeting had a light agenda, but there was some heavy talk about redistricting, which must be done by April 1. First the Council voted to change the rules by which councilmembers are selected to fill vacant seats. The rule, “5-11 Vacancy,”...
  • Twenty years on, Maryland death-metal veteran Dying Fetus is still in it to win it

    It’s a tiny, dingy, windowless room with patches of cruddy beige carpet, and it looks like it’s been a good while since anyone attempted anything like cleaning it. Sean Beasley, a towering ponytailed guy in sweatpants and Nikes, steps...
  • On the agenda for Jan. 10

    Monday’s short agenda was prolonged by the swearing-in of the Council’s newest member, William “Pete” Welch Jr. (D-9th District), son of recently retired Councilmember Agnes Welch. Early in the meeting, a smattering of supporters...
  • Nine reasons the rich get richer thanks to U.S. tax policy

    For three decades we have conducted a massive economic experiment, testing a theory known as supply side economics. The theory goes like this: Lower tax rates will encourage more investment, which in turn will mean more jobs and greater prosperity-so much...
  • Anti-discrimination bill threatens transgender, LGBT alliances

    In late April, a video of a beating outside the women’s restroom at a Baltimore County McDonald’s appeared on YouTube. It shows two teenage girls kicking and punching a 22-year-old transgender woman named Chrissy Lee Polis. One teenager...
  • On the agenda for June 13

    The big speeches tonight were about whether to impose a new sunset regulation on the inclusionary housing bill. Let’s break that down: “Sunset” is a provision that nullifies the law on a certain date unless the Council votes to extend...
  • On the agenda for Jan. 31

    Several proposed City Council rule changes topped the agenda at last week’s meeting (Councilmania, Jan. 24). The first, assembled by Councilmember William Cole IV (D-11th District) and Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young (D),...
  • Two challengers for 1st District-but Jim Kraft has all the money

    First District City Councilmember James Kraft has served eight years in office in one of the city’s most dynamic and diverse districts. The neighborhoods of Fells Point, Canton, Highlandtown, Little Italy, Harbor East, and Patterson Park have...
  • Incumbent City Councilmember Bill Henry faces a past challenger in the 4th District

    In 2007, the last time 4th District voters went to the polls to choose their City Council representative, the ballot was flush with candidates. The incumbent, Kenneth Harris Sr., had stepped aside to run for City Council President and nine Democrats...
  • 10th District incumbent faces yet another contested re-election

    “It’s never been easy for me,” 61-year-old City Councilmember Edward Reisinger (D-10th District) says of his electoral outings over the past 20 years. “I’m not crying to you about it or anything. I’m just saying that&...