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  • SXSW: The Case Against 8

    One of the best films at last year's South by Southwest Conference was Good Ol' Freda, the story of the Beatles' secretary Freda Kelly. Ryan White directed that film, at the behest of his aunt, the movie's Catonsville producer Kathy McCabe, during a...
  • Iraq, Afghanistan, El Salvador

    What has struck me most throughout the Presidential campaign is how narrowly stupid both teams are on international diplomacy and military issues. There was a perfect illustrative moment in the vice presidential debate when Edwards commented on the...
  • Electronic Voting, The Basics

    Among the election fallout stories, a few of us in the newsroom have been speculating about the pratfalls of electronic voting, or "direct recording electronic" (DRE) voting machines. Irregularities about the national election have been trickling though...
  • On Bush, inaugural 2

    dispatch from Er Uh Cliffie ... W-Post published its "The Red Sea" Sunday in a magazine story by David Von Drehle. In it, the author drove through the center of the country, interviewing random Americans to get an impression of Bush's America, the...
  • Battle Royale

    The battle between General Assembly Democrats and Ehrlich administration Republicans suddenly become more interesting and/or tedious yesterday, depending on your ability to stomach grandstanding, blame-casting, and general politicking. While Senate D's...
  • Dream Matchup

    When it comes to next year's fight for U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes' seat, political junkies are rooting for Mfume vs. Steele. According to this Sunday Sun story, Lt. Gov. Michael Steele said on Saturday morning, on WBAL Radio, that he's seriously...
  • News Hole

    Breaking News: Maryland's U.S. Attorney calls off federal investigation into City Council ethics lapses. Sounds like the right call here. Former U.S. Attorney Thomas DiBiagio and his fishing trips had been completely discredited as purely political...
  • Capitol Steps

    Cellular Division: It's a long way till next year's gubernatorial Democratic primary election, but Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan, realizing he's far behind in the polls, isn't letting that stop him from taking potshots at his main Democratic...
  • We Get Mail

    Thanks to Douglas Mowbray of Baltimore for sending us the new CARCETTI FOR MAYOR bumper sticker. We wish he'd sent us a little note of explanation along with the item, so we could say for certain who created the stickers, based on the fictional mayoral...
  • What a Wonderful World

    News From Elsewhere That's Probably News To You Many female legislators walked out of Kenya's parliament during recent debate over a bill to toughen penalties for sex crimes, when male representative Paddy Ahenda objected to the law. As part of his...
  • Dear Democrats,

    Hey, congratulations on the big win. Of course, it wasn't that huge of a win. That is, yeah, it was huge--huge for the party, which has kind of had the wind knocked out of it the past few years, and huge for the country, of course--but you just barely...
  • Campaign Constant: Enigmatic Perennial Candidate Charles U. Smith Launches Campaign For Council President

    YOU GOTTA BE IN IT TO WIN IT: This year Charles Ulysses Smith is embarking on his seventh campaign for political office. | Image by Frank Klein Waiting next to the copy machine in the post office on Fayette Street, Charles Ulysses Smith doesn't look...