| 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...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 8:13 AM
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,...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 2:02 PM
Around Oscar season, critics start telling you what you must see, isolating the films they deem necessary. There’s the overblown sense that if you don’t watch the film now, right now, then your existence as a consumer is forfeit and a personal...
| 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,...
| 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....
| Nov 25, 2014
| 12:14 PM
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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:32 AM
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...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:20 PM
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...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:08 AM
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...