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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,...
  • Bishop L. Robinson

    Bishop L. Robinson
    It’s not possible to say how Maryland would be different if Bishop L. Robinson had run for mayor in 1999. Would he have been elected instead of Martin O’Malley, the ambitious white pseudo-wonk who benefited from a split vote inspired by a...
  • Wandering Eye: Explaining Maryland and New York's different fracking decisions, presidential politics, and more

    Wandering Eye:  Explaining Maryland and New York's different fracking decisions, presidential politics, and more
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) last week banned hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, or fracking, in his state, while Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) last month decided to allow it in ours. Andy Galli, the Maryland coordinator for Clean Water...
  • The Mail: War Protester

    The Mail: War Protester
    As I sit here in my cell at the Chesapeake Detention Facility in Baltimore, reading the City Paper articles about protestors who are upset that white police officers are killing black men (“This is What Democracy Looks Like,” Feature, Nov. 10)...
  • As campaign-finance rules change, Baltimore developer Edward St. John floods Maryland politics with cash

    As campaign-finance rules change, Baltimore developer Edward St. John floods Maryland politics with cash
    In April, the Maryland Board of Elections made a momentous announcement: In order to comply with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the total amount of money Maryland political donors may lawfully give to campaigns in a four-year period is now unlimited,...
  • Wandering Eye: More reason to doubt HUD's homeless figures, the GOP's possible violation of election laws, and more

    Wandering Eye: More reason to doubt HUD's homeless figures, the GOP's possible violation of election laws, and more
    A brand-new report by the National Center on Family Homelessness, "America's Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness," puts the number of homeless youth in America at almost 2.5 million, or one in every 30 children—the highest ever....
  • Baltimore's New Deal: WPA-level spending has the power to remake the city, but much of it might be going away

    Baltimore's New Deal: WPA-level spending has the power to remake the city, but much of it might be going away
    Baltimore City’s first manufacturing forum took place on Oct. 7 in the Hilton, a deluxe hotel the city spent $300 million to build, which has lost about $50 million since its 2008 opening.  Caron Brace, the Mayor’s press secretary, and...
  • How much Baltimore donors bet on Republican Larry Hogan's win for Maryland governor

    How much Baltimore donors bet on Republican Larry Hogan's win for Maryland governor
    Nearly $275,000 in donations from the Baltimore area flowed into two political committees supporting the successful bid of Larry Hogan and Boyd Rutherford for Maryland State House in 2014, according to campaign-finance data, compared to a little more than...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Mail: Bad Monsters

    The Mail: Bad Monsters
    Bad Monsters Obama-looking monster (supposed to be Anthony Brown) on the cover (“Face-Off,” Feature, Oct. 29). Hogan is the more obvious monster, and I find this work by talented artist D’Incau to border on the racist, as well as the...