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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Banned, On the Run

    Banned, On the Run
    Baltimore police stopped talking to Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton completely eight weeks ago after the paper published the name of a police officer who had been shot several hours before the cops made the announcement themselves. But the strained...
  • Inside Scholars

    Your recent cover story ("Heart of Darkness," Feature, May 7) was about the Jessup Correctional Institution (JCI) Scholars, and a unique volunteer program initiated by Loyola University philosophy professor Drew Leder. As one of the JCI Scholars, I...
  • Mark Twain musings

    Mark Twain once said of a critic who praised James Fenimore Cooper, "If only he had compared Cooper's English to the English he writes himself." I wish Baynard Woods had compared Laura Lippman's prose to the prose he writes himself and spared us last...
  • News & Media

    News & Media
    BEST POLITICIAN Martin O’Malley Love him or hate him, this has been a good year for Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D). Two O’Malley-backed laws got the nods of the majorities of Maryland voters in last fall’s elections—...
  • That time the liquor board chairman quoted the Smiths

    Photo illustration by Charlie Herrick. Politicians and public officials often try to co-opt songs and pop culture references when they're on the campaign trail. It makes them "relatable" or something. It's rarer to see a public official cite lyrics when...
  • 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...
  • The Black Guerrilla Family scandal shines spotlight on the prison system's culture of corruption

    The litany of evidence the feds have on Baltimore inmate Tavon White and his Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison gang describes a conspiracy of sex, drugs, money, and fancy cars involving a harem of correctional officers (COs) at a jail that White, dubbed...
  • A disappearing island shows what rising sea levels mean for the Chesapeake Bay

    My trusty handheld GPS helps keep me safe while kayaking, letting me know precisely where I am on a map. But bringing it along on kayaking trips, it turns out, can serve more than my own personal safety: It's also a useful tool to map the land-devouring...
  • Big Boyz Bail Bonds follows the law. But do they keep their word?

    On hearing the verdict, Herman O. Darr whirls around, mutters loudly and storms out of Courtroom 4. It's a little after 2:30 P.M. on March 1, 2013. Judge Jennifer Etheridge dispatches a bailiff, who hustles to the door and raises his radio, which beeps...