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  • Baltimore City sheriff candidate David Wiggins wigs out over Ray Rice domestic violence

    Baltimore City sheriff candidate David Wiggins wigs out over Ray Rice domestic violence
    David Anthony Wiggins likes to put a "©" after his name, but he might not want to copyright his latest posts about the Ray Rice story that erupted this week, after TMZ posted video of the Ravens player knocking his then-fiancee, Janay Rice, unconscious in...
  • Mainstream Extremism

    Mainstream Extremism
    Anne Arundel County’s Fifth Councilmanic District is the whitest, most-educated, and richest of the county’s seven districts, and its voters lean heavily in favor of Republicans. If that pattern holds true in November’s general...
  • The back story on Michael Peroutka, the Maryland GOP candidate with secessionist ties

    The back story on Michael Peroutka, the Maryland GOP candidate with secessionist ties
    When the GOP's candidate for Anne Arundel County's Fifth Councilmanic District, Michael Anthony Peroutka, was running as the Constitution Party's candidate for U.S. president in 2004, City Paper published my 6,000-word profile of him. The piece was...
  • Best Politician

    A fresh-faced, 31-year-old Democratic former teacher from Montgomery County named Bill Ferguson made history in 2010, beating a political institution—George Della Jr., the scion of a political family who’d been in local elected offices since...
  • Best Exploitation of a Surname

    Trading on name recognition, legitimately or otherwise, is the oldest and most reliable tactic in the electoral playbook. Locally (for example), candidates named Curran, Conway, and Mitchell have always enjoyed a head start, even though they don’t...
  • Best Display of Chutzpah

    Julius Henson is a political scoundrel for the history books. Having served many years as a ruthless campaign aide for Democratic candidates including, notably, his intimate pal, City Comptroller Joan Pratt, Henson in 2010 hired out to former Republican...
  • Best Conaway

    What political family is more up in your Baltimore City life than the Conaways? Their campaign posters are plastered on vacants across the city, not to mention all over the Conaway home on Liberty Heights Avenue. Hell, if you got married here, Frank...
  • Hold open primaries for all elections

    After Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake emerged the victor in Baltimore City's 2011 Democratic primary-the polling that actually selects the city's leadership, since the winner always goes on to win the general election in this overwhelmingly Democratic...
  • The Art of Organizing

    Ismael Carrillo has been teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art for two years. A native of Spain, with a degree in illustration, he says he has been hoping to land a full-time job at the top art school. "I was thinking, Well, maybe I will be...
  • True-crime writer Chris Boardman lionizes cops, remembers victims, nurses inmates, and runs for office

    When Christopher Boardman first started working in Baltimore, at the port in the 1970s, he was already a frustrated writer. In the 1960s and early '70s, he'd penned opinions for the progressive Capital Times in Madison, Wisc., and missives for the Distant...
  • News & Media

    News & Media
    BEST POLITICIAN Martin O’Malley Love him or hate him, this has been a good year for Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D). Two O’Malley-backed laws got the nods of the majorities of Maryland voters in last fall’s elections—...
  • Q&A: Local Composer David Smooke on the League of the Unsound Sound, March 20 at the Windup Space

    [caption id="attachment_3338" align="alignleft" width="269" caption="From davidsmooke.com"][/caption] On Sunday night the latest experimental music endeavor with firm Baltimore roots makes it local debut. Co-organized and -founded by local composer and...