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  • Could Mizeur Be the Brat of the Left?

    As everybody knows, Tea Party-backed candidate Dave Brat beat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican Congressional primary in Virgina, marking one of the biggest political upsets in history. (My favorite tweet on the matter, from Mother Jones...
  • 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...
  • The Mizeur Effect

    The Mizeur Effect
    After the polls closed at 8 p.m. on June 24, it quickly became clear that Heather Mizeur was not going to be the Democrats’ standard-bearer heading into November’s general election, much less Maryland’s first gay, woman governor...
  • 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...
  • Rumorgate: Weekend Break

    Not much actually happened Friday-Sunday on the O'Malley rumor front. In fact, The Sun seems to have stopped updating its just-linked mini-site, and has taken it off the front page of its web site. Conspiracy-mongerers, start your engines. Anyway, the...
  • More Stuff

    I'm itchin' to get out of here, so just a few more clickables, and I'm gone: Tear It Down: Yes, tear down the JFX, please. Downtown freeways are bad news urban-planning-wise. Don't think it'll ever happen, but a discussion surely couldn't hurt. But...
  • All Wet?

    All Wet?
    After Baltimore City wrested its water and sewage system away from the private Baltimore Water Company in 1854, the municipal system expanded and made improvements, so much so that by 1914 the city crowed about its “finest in the world” new...
  • Mainstream Extremism

    Mainstream Extremism
    Anne Arundel County’s Fifth Councilmanic District is the whitest, most-educated, and richest of the county’s seven districts, and its voters lean heavily in favor of Republicans. If that pattern holds true in November’s general...
  • KAL has been drawing-and occasionally influencing-history for 35 years

    Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher once saved the Block, Baltimore's notorious red-light district. Or at least that's how former Mayor Kurt Schmoke sees it. In a 2012 article, Schmoke, then the dean of Howard University's law school, wrote that in the face of...
  • 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...