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  • Catch-Up

    I've been super-busy the past few days, so let's catch up on some pretty decent and/or distressing stories from over the weekend and other stuff I've found, with maybe a short News Hole later. Charm City Massacre: The fact that 50 Cent's new album, The...
  • Rumorgate: Day 2

    What a weird thing this O'Malley marriage rumor debacle has turned out to be. While it's fascinating like a car wreck, I'm not sure it's actually means anything besides the obvious political implications. (If it does mean anything, find out what in this...
  • The Money Game: the latest campaign-finance figures in Baltimore's legislative district races

    The Money Game: the latest campaign-finance figures in Baltimore's legislative district races
    The most recent round of campaign finance reports for Baltimore City's 12 legislative-district races – a Senate and House race in each of the six districts - were due late May at the Maryland State Board of Elections. The mass of new data reveals...
  • A new book looks at the state of gay equality

    Last month, Maryland's northern neighbor had a watershed moment for LGBT rights: U.S. District Judge John E. Jones ruled that Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, and conservative governor Tom Corbett confirmed that he would not...
  • Gubernatorial Is The Most Boring Election

    Hey Baltimore—and Maryland, even—did you know there is an election coming up on June 24? Politics! Government! Democracy! Voting! A Day Off From Work or at Least an Excuse for Being Late or Leaving Early! Yeah man, Tuesday, June 24 is the...
  • Maryland's lack of transgender civil rights protections is becoming "embarrassing," proponents say

    Discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations based on a person's race, sex, age, creed, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, and sexual orientation is prohibited all across Maryland. The same protections,...
  • Marvin Mandel: A Complicated Life

    Marvin Mandel: A Complicated Life Produced by Maryland Public Television, where it debuts Feb. 24 at 9 p.m.   Maryland's 56th governor, a two-term Democrat, went to federal prison for 19 months for a 1977 corruption conviction. His name was Marvin...
  • The Quiet Revolution

    The Quiet Revolution
    More than a quarter-century has passed since Maryland's last truly competitive Democratic primary for governor in 1986, when Attorney General Stephen Sachs lost to Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer. So this year's polling on June 24 will be...
  • Maryland gives tax breaks to lots of businesses, not just Kevin Spacey's

    As Governor MARTIN O'Malley prepares to sign controversial legislation handing out a total of about 15 million dollars to a successful subscription TV show, City Paper wanted to know: Who and what else do we deem worth of paying less taxes than mere...
  • Domino Sugar, Doug Gansler, Under Armour, Martin O'Malley, and The Sharing Economy. 4/30/2014

    Domino Sugar, Doug Gansler, Under Armour, Martin O'Malley, and The Sharing Economy. 4/30/2014
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || || || 1 Domino Sugar The sugar company announced that its massive, iconic-and enormously energy-consuming-South Baltimore sign would go solar, with the installation of $125,000's worth of solar panels on the roof of the...
  • Baltimore is about to sell off its public housing. Someone is going to make money-and that's the plan.

    It was only a month ago that most Baltimoreans learned that the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) is contracting to sell off about half of its 10,300 federally subsidized low- income apartments to private companies. The Baltimore Brew broke...
  • Your electric bill never went down the way deregulators promised it would-and never will. It might get much, much worse.

    On Jan. 31 Clean Currents, a well-regarded supplier of "green" electric power to residents of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, suddenly ceased operations, saying a spike in wholesale power prices had forced it out of business. On Feb. 4 a...