| May 5, 2015
| 1:33 PM
In the smoke and debris of last Monday’s riots, Baltimore local news is desperately calling for strategies to address the root causes of poverty and economic disenfranchisement of Baltimore’s residents, especially our youth. Meanwhile, the...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 10:10 PM
People used to have to go all the way to Amsterdam to smoke some legal weed, but here I am, in an office/house on Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., wearing a weird red smurf-looking hat and smoking a joint with Adam Eidinger, the man who can claim a lot of...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 10:33 AM
While 2014 was a watershed year in the annals of liberalizing Maryland’s pot laws, ringing in decriminalization and revamped medical-marijuana laws, 2003 was a big one, too.
That’s when then-governor Robert Ehrlich, a Republican, signed into...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 8:37 AM
Here in Baltimore, where guns are used to shoot people pretty much every day, controlling the availability of firearms is perhaps seen as a fundamental public-health priority. Not so elsewhere in this country, though. Pew Research Center has been tracking...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 2:55 PM
It’s Baltimore-born, maybe Maryland-made, and supposedly contains “caterpillar fungus,” but one woman’s main concern about Sex With A Grudge (S.W.A.G.)-brand male enhancement dietary supplements is what’s on the outside of...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 1:35 PM
"We were angry. Maybe the anger is what carried us through and made us fearless," says Alice Wolfson, an activist who was a member of D.C. Women's Liberation and The Daughters of Lilith collective, as she reminisces about the women's liberation movement...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 12:58 PM
When he was a newspaper editor in Baltimore, H.L. Mencken used to take the train to Washington, D.C. and back so he could have enough peace to eat his dinner. I felt like that this weekend, when I took the train—amazingly, a century later, it...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 12:25 PM
A woman whose $1,000 state income-tax refund was misrouted has not been able to get the money back, and every institution involved has pointed at the others.
“The thing that concerns me even more than the loss of the money—which does concern...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 7:26 PM
Migrants working legally in the U.S. on temporary visas can end up as virtual slaves. They can’t change jobs, they’re often paid less than minimum wage for 80 or more hours a week, and they can’t usually return to the U.S. to sue their...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 8:03 AM
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration manager from Maryland, Patricia Littleton, learned the hard way yesterday what not to do with a government-issued credit card: buy school and craft supplies. She's now charged in federal court with theft of government...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:54 PM
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will never make anything that lasts forever. Nor will I or anyone else. I suppose it’s possible that human beings will still be listening to Beethoven’s music or watching “The Simpsons” TV show 10,000...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 8:25 AM
Early last year, when people started talking seriously again about the decriminalization of marijuana, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that she should not be “waving the Schmoke flag of legalization.” She was referring to former mayor...