| Dec 9, 2014
| 1:38 PM
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,...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 10:47 AM
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)...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Just in front of Catt Hall, on the University of Iowa campus, lies a patio dubbed the “Plaza of Heroines.” Each brick in that plaza is engraved with the name of a great woman, and in section F, row 8, there is June Wing’s brick.
| Dec 23, 2014
| 1:24 PM
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...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 8:51 AM
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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 12:47 PM
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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 8:22 PM
1. Get the murder rate under 200
Well, so much for getting the murder count below 200. Baltimore saw 211 homicides in 2014, a dozen more than our arbitrary resolution of 199, and it’s still horrifying to say that’s progress. Yeah, we had...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:22 AM
In University of Maryland Baltimore County political-science professor Thomas Schaller's recent op-ed in the Baltimore Sun, "Race had a role in Hogan's win," he compares the gubernatorial-election results in 2010, when Republican Robert Ehrlich lost to...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:26 AM
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....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:46 PM
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...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 8:48 AM
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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:39 AM
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...