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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • State Fines Rogue Powerbroker

    The Maryland Public Service Commission has ordered NCG Energy Solutions to pay a $150,000 civil penalty for its failure to apply for a license to broker power contracts in the state, and for "material false statements" on the license application it...
  • Local film: O'Malley Curiously Announces Support for "New, Existing" Film Festivals

    A mysterious press release came out of the state Department of Business and Economic Development Dec. 11 that's left some members of Baltimore's film community scratching their heads in wonder. The release, sent out by the department which houses the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Permission Needed to Use Official Photos of the Governor

    Poking around on Gov. Martin O'Malley's official web site, we encountered a strange thing: In order to download a picture from the "Governor's Photo Gallery" you need to first agree to the terms of service, which read in part that "these photographs are...
  • How legislators in Baltimore City's six districts fared in Annapolis this election year

    Now that primary elections in Maryland are held in June rather than September, state legislators' performances in the 90-day sessions in Annapolis, which end in April, are fresh meat on the campaign trail as voters contemplate who they'll back at the...
  • Citi = The Prob

    The financial weirdness continues this week with a plan--or proposal, maybe--hatched Sunday night to give the U.S. taxpayers a 40 percent stake in CitiGroup, the biggest (and arguably most insolvent) of the nation's large banking institutions. As I've...