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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Two men want detectives made famous by David Simon to pay after flawed murder convictions put them in prison for decades

    James Owens is angry. "I get pissed off every time I think about this," the 53-year-old from Southeast Baltimore declares, sitting at a conference table in his lawyer's office. "I don't trust the cops," he says, his glasses only slightly shielding the...
  • Ravens, Ken Ulman, Anthony Brown, Orioles, and Columbia

    ++++++++++++++++++++ ||   || ++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++ || || || || 1 Ravens Just when we're ready to quit on the Ravens this year, they pull us back in! This week's thrilling snow-covered win over the Vikings puts the black birds in...
  • Disabilities Administration CFO says she was fired for blowing the whistle

    The former Chief Financial Officer of a $1 billion state agency has filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired for alerting her superiors-including Governor Martin O'Malley-to accounting irregularities and financial fraud. Carrie Phillip, a certified...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Come forth, ye leaking taxable bag of pigeon poop, and identify your hypocritical self.

    I've not followed the governor race, but from the way the long knives are out for our attorney general ("Baltimore City Power Rankings," Mobtown Beat, Oct. 30), it's clear Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler must be doing something right. The teen-...
  • 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...