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  • Two young Conaways, scions of Baltimore political dynasty, face drug-dealing charges

    It's rare to have as many elected officials in one's immediate family as do 20-year-old Frank Melvin Conaway III and 24-year-old Lacynda Ellaquinne Conaway. Their father is state Del. Frank M. Conaway Jr. (D-40th District), their grandfather is longtime...
  • Feds seek justice in Maryland inmate's 2008 assault by corrections officers and subsequent cover up

    After inmate Kenneth Davis was beaten brutally four times in a 24-hour period by corrections officers at Roxbury Correctional Institution (RCI) in Hagerstown in 2008, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Service (DPSCS) "acted swiftly...
  • The American obsession with smuggling, from the Boston Tea Party through today's drug trade

    "No taxation without representation"-that's understood to be a patriotic rallying cry of the people who became the founders of the United States of America. Early Americans, so the story goes, protested taxes by the British as part of defending their...
  • In most media depictions, sex workers "end up dead, alone, or in service to Richard Gere for eternity. All terrible options."

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) Back in the 1920s, a governor of Texas was determined to forbid the teaching of foreign languages in public schools. To bolster her case, she called on the Bible. "If English was good enough for Jesus Christ," she reportedly...
  • Media ask Maryland judge to end secrecy at Wikileaker Bradley Manning's court-martial

    Government secrecy has been thrust into the national debate in recent weeks, with leaked revelations detailing how the U.S. national-security apparatus clandestinely hatched and nurtured a massive communications-collecting effort that some say...
  • The boom in building-busting looks more like a ding

    After more than a decade of small-scale and emergency demolition projects that did not keep pace with the burgeoning vacancy rate in the city's residential areas, Baltimore has embarked on a slightly less-small-scale demolition surge. In the past, the...
  • Robert Curran's Bankruptcy

    When the governor's uncle and a scion of the city's First Political Family files for bankruptcy and tells the newspaper he did it to avoid foreclosure on his home, we've got to wonder. Particularly when that house is a modest thing without a lot of...
  • 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...
  • "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...
  • 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...
  • The Baltimore Grand Prix

    The entire scenario sounds far too contrived to be believed. An ex-con living in his mom's basement decides that having race cars zip through the streets of downtown Baltimore at more than 170 miles per hour would be just what his hometown, a city with...
  • Readers pick the politician in need of a slap upside the head and more.

    Best Politician Winner: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake 2nd: Gov. Martin O'Malley 3rd: former governor and gubernatorial candidate Bob Ehrlich Best Politician in Need of a Slap Upside the Head Winner: former mayor Sheila Dixon 2nd: Gov. Martin O'...