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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How legislators in Baltimore City's six districts fared in Annapolis this election year

    Now that primary elections in Maryland are held in June rather than September, state legislators' performances in the 90-day sessions in Annapolis, which end in April, are fresh meat on the campaign trail as voters contemplate who they'll back at the...
  • Great Expectations by Edward Ericson Jr. was thought-provoking.

    Degrees Indeed The article by Edward Ericson Jr. ("Great Expectations," Feature, Jan. 8) was thought-provoking. When city government hires white-owned contractors with no black employees, what is Brandon Scott babbling about? Have black politicians...
  • Inside Scholars

    Your recent cover story ("Heart of Darkness," Feature, May 7) was about the Jessup Correctional Institution (JCI) Scholars, and a unique volunteer program initiated by Loyola University philosophy professor Drew Leder. As one of the JCI Scholars, I...
  • Mary Krivosh spent 30 years in City Hall, maintaining files-and keeping secrets-for William Donald Schaefer and Hyman Pressman

    The young Mary Ellen Fowler of Highlandtown-now 71 and known as Mary Krivosh-served in the 457th General Hospital U.S. Army Reserves with an odd duck who would go on to become one of the most successful mayors in the history of Baltimore. "I served...
  • 1950 - 2013

    When Richard Ben Cramer* died of lung cancer last January, he was primarily remembered for his monstrously great book on the 1988 presidential elections, What It Takes. Ezra Klein of The Washington Post said the book changed his life and, after Cramer...
  • Mandela biopic tackles South Africa's tangled history

    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Directed by Justin Chadwick Opens Dec. 25 In one of the more poignant scenes in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, the elderly Nelson Mandela (expertly played by Idris Elba, The Wire's Stringer Bell) makes his way to...
  • Taking stock of the session that just ended

    The Maryland General Assembly considered 2,672 bills in the 2014 session that, after 90 days, ended at midnight on April 7, and 811 of them got the thumbs-up in both the Senate and the House of Delegates. That's a lot of business attended to, and City...
  • Maryland's lack of transgender civil rights protections is becoming "embarrassing," proponents say

    Discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations based on a person's race, sex, age, creed, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, and sexual orientation is prohibited all across Maryland. The same protections,...