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  • It's great that Governor Martin O'Malley is looking to run for President in 2016

    It's great that Governor Martin O'Malley is looking to run for President in 2016 (Baltimore City Power Rankings, Aug. 7). I, for one, sincerely hope that he runs and wins. With just two caveats: 1) that he wins at the same time the Senate and House of...
  • Alleged violations of state and federal minimum-wage laws

    Strippers work for tips-sometimes premium tips for premium, personalized services. This, the Nose knows. But though they work set shifts, are penalized for showing up late or otherwise failing to abide by club rules, and generally strip for only one...
  • Best Politician

    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-one granting gay-marriage rights, the other offering in-state...
  • "Rain Tax"

    Just when it seemed like the Maryland Republican Party had no reason to even bother putting up a fight, the state came along and approved a "stormwater fee," tacked onto Maryland homeowners' property-tax bills to help the state pay for pollution-control...
  • As municipalities scale back, private enterprises expand, and government employees are maligned

    “I’ve served my time.” In 1992, when I was in sixth grade, that was the explanation I gave for why I was transferring out of Lombard Middle School in Washington Hill. I laughed, but I meant it. There are many natural parallels between...
  • The Eternal Flame

    The heat generated by waste incinerators pales next to the fiery politics they tend to ignite—though these battles usually end with industry victories. Another in a long string of wins was chalked up on May 19, when Gov. Martin O’Malley (D)...
  • What Maryland stands to lose if/when the federal government shuts down

    Maryland has 279,000 federal employees, according to the National Treasury Employees Union. There are about 3.6 million federal workers in total. So that means, if the 279,000 figure is correct, that Maryland has about 7.8 percent of the total federal...
  • Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has the office and the cash, but lacks her rivals' ambitious plans for change

    Saturday, June 11, is a gorgeous, sunny morning for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to open her campaign headquarters at 2601 N. Howard St. There is a café on the corner, but no door to the new office. To get to the grand opening you have to go down to...
  • Challengers line up to take on the 9th District's appointed incumbent

    Late last year, City Councilmember Agnes Welch retired after seven terms in office, totaling 27 years. She had not completed her last term as representative for the 9th District, so the Council appointed a temporary successor. It chose her son and...
  • David Paulson

    When Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler hired David Paulson as his communications director in June, he picked a seasoned partisan warrior to handle his agency's message. It was a strange turn for the brass-tacks office, which essentially serves...
  • One savvy young newcomer has collected the big endorsements and money for an open Council seat

    Six candidates are vying to carry the Democratic flag into the general election to replace retiring 2nd District City Councilmember Nicholas D’Adamo Jr. They are Sharita Daniels Obiora, Emmett Guyton, Cynthia A. Gross, Anthony Hamilton, Jamaal D....
  • Underfunded outsiders look to unseat appointed City Council president

    “I don’t know what it is I’m not doing to have all these people running against me,” says appointed City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young (D). The former 12th District councilmember from East Baltimore was...