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  • 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...
  • THE YEAR IN NEWS

    THE YEAR IN NEWS
    The death of William Donald Schaefer¬†on April 18 did not make¬†City Paper’s annual list of the top 10 news events of 2011. It was certainly newsworthy, at least by certain measures: The number of screen pixels, radio airwaves, and gallons of ink...
  • Anti-discrimination bill threatens transgender, LGBT alliances

    In late April, a video of a beating outside the women’s restroom at a Baltimore County McDonald’s appeared on YouTube. It shows two teenage girls kicking and punching a 22-year-old transgender woman named Chrissy Lee Polis. One teenager...
  • 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...