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  • Best Campaign

    Best Campaign
    Harvard historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich coined the phrase, “well-behaved women seldom make history,” and this year Montgomery County state Del. Heather Mizeur flouted its wisdom. While some of the planks of Mizeur’s platform in this year’s Democratic gubernatorial primary in Maryland—funding pre-K education with taxes on legalized pot, for instance, or reforming the tax code to favor working families and small businesses over big corporations—are perhaps an affront to the ruling class, Mizeur’s campaign exhibited model behavior, and, even in losing, it definitely made history by opting for public financing to fuel a grassroots progressive movement behind a gay, married woman with impeccable style, grace, and smarts. While her opponents—Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, the victor, and Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler—conducted themselves like fighting frat boys, Mizeur was unfailingly polite and positive, confident that voters prefer substance and character over platitudes and mudslinging. Yes, she lost, but the victory gained—that a class act can make history—forged a sterling statewide reputation for a young politician whose time may still yet come.
  • Best Plain Brown Wrapper

    Quick, can you name the Democratic candidate who just won his party’s nomination to succeed Governor Martin O’Malley? Okay, we gave it away already. But can you name anything that Brown has actually done as Lieutenant Governor that suggests he...

    Best Display of Chutzpah

    Julius Henson is a political scoundrel for the history books. Having served many years as a ruthless campaign aide for Democratic candidates including, notably, his intimate pal, City Comptroller Joan Pratt, Henson in 2010 hired out to former Republican...

    BPD Does What the British Could Not, Halts the Defense of Baltimore

    BPD Does What the British Could Not, Halts the Defense of Baltimore
    Last night, as part of the Hampstead Hill Festival in Patterson Park, the Creative Alliance presented "1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera," the brilliant, hilarious musical written by Dave Israel and former City Paper editor David Dudley that opened in 2012...

    Wandering Eye: Neverdon loses bid to get back on ballot, fear of the Black Guerrilla Family, pop-ups in the BBJ, and more

    Wandering Eye: Neverdon loses bid to get back on ballot, fear of the Black Guerrilla Family, pop-ups in the BBJ, and more
    Baltimore State’s Attorney candidate Russell Neverdon suffered another setback yesterday when a judge ruled that he had not collected enough signatures to get on the November ballot. As The Sun reports, Circuit Court Judge Martin P. Welch found that...