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  • Baltimore's narcotic history dates back to the 19th-century shipping-driven boom, quietly aided by bringing Turkish opium to China

    Baltimore's narcotic history dates back to the 19th-century shipping-driven boom, quietly aided by bringing Turkish opium to China
    With its longstanding reputation as a high-volume heroin town, Baltimore’s modern black-market economy is openly opiated, driving sizeable budgets for maintaining the criminal-justice apparatus to combat it. Far less appreciated, and only opaquely...
  • It's Cold and Flu and Ebola Season: Please to Go Wash Your Hands

    It's Cold and Flu and Ebola Season: Please to Go Wash Your Hands
    Holy crap, I almost didn’t even notice, but it is now officially Cold and Flu season! Go wash your hands right now, seriously, get with the prophylaxis, and I’m not talking no ritual ablution here, I mean you need to get in there and hit those...
  • Wandering Eye: The CDC gets it wrong on e-cigs, more trouble for the B-1, and more

    Wandering Eye: The CDC gets it wrong on e-cigs, more trouble for the B-1, and more
    A Baltimore man filed suit on Sept. 5 against three Baltimore police officers, seeking monetary damages for a strip and anal cavity search he says police performed on him on the sidewalk on the 200 block of North Highland Avenue. As the D.C. Clothesline...
  • 11 GIFs that perfectly capture our reaction to Downtown Partnership's Buzzfeed article on Baltimore music

    11 GIFs that perfectly capture our reaction to Downtown Partnership's Buzzfeed article on Baltimore music
    Someone over at Downtown Partnership of Baltimore apparently decided that one way to help promote Baltimore would be to partner with Buzzfeed (and, presumably, pay money to Buzzfeed) to make some cool listicles. We had a lot of reactions to one of its...
  • The Wandering Eye: A melee at Baltimore's new casino, income distribution in the city, the history of Labor Day, and more

    The Wandering Eye: A melee at Baltimore's new casino, income distribution in the city, the history of Labor Day, and more
    The Wandering Eye is a new weekday blog series in which members of the City Paper staff give their take on the news of the day. -People celebrate Labor Day by not working for a day, a tradition that started in the 19th century, when the excesses of...
  • Wandering Eye: Law enforcers seizing cash, foreign money to U.S. think tanks, an appreciation for "Homicide," and more

    Wandering Eye: Law enforcers seizing cash, foreign money to U.S. think tanks, an appreciation for "Homicide," and more
    The Washington Post has published the first and second parts of its three-part series about law enforcers seizing cash from motorists, taking more than $2.5 billion with little in the way of legal challenges despite constitutional concerns surrounding the...
  • 45th Legislative District

    45th Legislative District
    Location: A swath of east/northeast Baltimore from Midtown to the city line, roughly between Harford Rd. and Route 40 East. Demographics: Adult population of about 89,000, almost 72 percent black and 24 percent white.   Incumbent Senator: Nathaniel...
  • Gubernatorial Is The Most Boring Election

    Hey Baltimore—and Maryland, even—did you know there is an election coming up on June 24? Politics! Government! Democracy! Voting! A Day Off From Work or at Least an Excuse for Being Late or Leaving Early! Yeah man, Tuesday, June 24 is the...
  • Senator Barbara Mikulski, Supernova

    [caption id="attachment_12882" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="Adam Riess shows Sen. Mikulski a plaque in her honor. "][/caption] Scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) near Johns Hopkins' Homewood campus today honored Sen....
  • More links in the drone kill chain

    The U.S. Justice Department has apparently given a dubious legal OK for senior Obama Administration officials--not just the President himself--to order the killing of any U.S. citizen abroad if he is thought to be a "senior operational leader of al-...
  • Guide to the Government Shutdown

    As you may have heard, the federal government began to shut down today. It's more revolting than we could possibly have imagined, as today's Daily News cover implies with John Boehner's shit-stained hands. Among the many things making us angry today are...
  • 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—...