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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • THAT TIME THE LIQUOR BOARD CHAIRMAN QUOTED THE SMITHS

    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 referencing a...
  • Best Politician

    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-one granting gay-marriage rights, the other offering in-state...
  • The Sun see conflict of interest where Aisenstark sees business as usual

    Avery Aisenstark is under pressure. Asked how he's doing on the morning of Nov. 14, he replies, "Not well. Did you see the Sun editorial this morning?" City Hall watchers (Sun readers, at least) have seen a series of stories questioning Aisenstark's...
  • Your complete guide to every ballot question, bond proposal, charter amendment, and race

    Presidential elections are civic rituals worthy of the exhortation Bob Schieffer, the moderator of the final debate between Barack Obama (D) and Mitt Romney (R), says his mom used to make: "Go vote. It makes you feel big and strong." But who should be...
  • Stoned Justice

    Daniel McIntosh, the erstwhile co-owner of the erstwhile downtown nightclub Sonar and Hampden's McCabe's, is a thrice-convicted pot dealer, currently jailed and awaiting a possible life sentence for his part in a massive cross-country pot conspiracy...