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  • 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...
  • For Pit Bulls, No More Freebies

    In a little-noticed ruling, (link to pdf) the Maryland Court of Appeals has changed a long-standing "one free bite" rule regarding dog bite victims' rights to receive compensation for their injuries: We are modifying the Maryland common law of liability...
  • More links in the drone kill chain

    The U.S. Justice Department has apparently given a dubious legal OK for senior Obama Administration officials--not just the President himself--to order the killing of any U.S. citizen abroad if he is thought to be a "senior operational leader of al-...
  • Watch Bill O’Reilly call MD corrections boss Maynard "a moron" over BGF scandal

    Fox News show The O'Reilly Factor yesterday aired a new segment about Maryland's correctional corruption scandal (watch it below), with correspondent Jesse Watters interviewing an anonymous former Baltimore City Detention Center detainee who described a...
  • X-Content: 10 years ago in City Paper: April 9, 2003

    Afefe Tyehimba's feature gets the word on Poetry for the People Baltimore. In Mobtown Beat, Waris Banks reports on an alleged screw-up at Baltimore's Department of Social Services and David Morley reports on community reaction in Pimlico to a killed...
  • Towson University audit shows how government works--and for whom

    A state legislative audit of Towson University that came out today illustrates the way insiders take care of each other despite the rules that supposedly govern contract bidding, government procurement and civil service employment. Say you're a favored...
  • 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...
  • Union tosses monkey wrench in mayor's "Change to Grow" plan

    [caption id="attachment_17257" align="alignleft" width="300"] Councilwoman Helen Holton preaches at the hearing while Councilman Bill Cole ponders[/caption] With the help of Councilwoman Helen Holton (8th District), city union tossed a monkey wrench in...
  • O’Malley campaigns to the cops and judges

    The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council  is the best free lunch you can get on a Wednesday afternoon. Every second Wednesday of the month (except August), an array of prosecutors, city officials, and brass from the police department, jail, and prison...
  • Government shutdown to cause MARC changes, boiling rage...

    [caption id="attachment_19089" align="alignleft" width="186"] Illustration by Emily Flake[/caption] A government shutdown is looking ever-more inevitable, and the Congressional approval ratings at CP HQ are drifting into the sub-zero zone. While we...