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  • Local 44 files labor complaint against Convention Center and city

    Today we were delivered a copy of an unfair labor practice complaint, filed by the Baltimore Municipal Employees Union, Local 44, against the Baltimore Convention Center, Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. The complaint, filed June 11, charges Baltimore...
  • Maryland Governor's Cup Winners

    Less than a week after our Best of Baltimore issue named Black Ankle Vineyards "Best Local Winery", the Maryland Wine Festival celebrated the results of the Governor's Cup Competition, awarding Best of Show top honors to Black Ankle's 2007 Crumbling Rock,...
  • The Governor Responds to Suggestions

    Two months ago when Gov. O'Malley opened his e-mail box for budget suggestions, I sent a few lines and links to two stories—one on MMG, the other on Commercial Fuel Systems. Both these contracts are sole-source, shady, and expensive compared to what...
  • Greece and Goldman: Sowing the Wind

    On Saturday night the New York Times posted an interesting piece on Goldman Sachs' connection to the unfolding Greek tragedy. For those who have missed it, for the past week or two capital markets have been fretting over what they cheekily call "the...
  • Journalism Study Focuses on Baltimore

    It looks like more bad press for—and in—Baltimore. The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism released a study today on the news "ecosystem" of our fair city. It focuses on how the news is reported and who reports it, how...
  • David Simon: "100 Percent—of Nothing"

    Treme may be over for the season, but you can still get your regular bump of David Simon's articulate ire over on the Sun's web site. Sun television writer David Zurawik put up a post on his Z on TV blog earlier today about a press release from former...
  • Surprise: The Baltimore Peanut Gallery Doesn't Like Bike Lanes

    "I have a problem with marking up our streets with the stupid bike markers.  I can't tell you when that last time I saw a person on a bike in my area. Who thinks up these stupid ideas!" This is a comment forwarded to Nate Evans, Baltimore's Bike and...
  • Mysterious “Corrupt-istan”

    The New York Times' Dexter Filkins weighed in on Sept. 4 with a strange Week in Review piece on Afghan corruption. It reads rather like setting out the equation 2+2=? and carrying on as if it's Fermat's Last Theorem. To explain why the United States...
  • The Atlantic Monthly Goes Galt to a Fault

    Finally got around to "The Rise of the New Global Elite," Chrystia Freeland's telling profile of the Asshole Class in the January/February Atlantic Monthly. It's hard to fault Freeland's prose, given that (as the former "superstar" editor of the Financial...
  • The End

    At the start of this blog, I predicted that the financial crash would cause the government to spend huge money bailing out the people who caused it, adding a great deal to the national debt and sparking a crisis of confidence in the country's ability to...
  • Denial of the Day

    [caption id="attachment_13178" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="You should have thought of this before you took that balance transfer offer, thug!"][/caption] Below, reproduced in its entirety, is a press release we just got from our friends at...
  • Tenant Council President Fights The Power

    Tenant Council President Fights The Power
    Floyd Vines steps through the door to the lobby of the J. Van Story Branch Apartments on the unit block of W. 20th St. and greets a series of people there. This is his lobby now, and these are his people, since he was elected tenant council president on...