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  • End of the New Century: SEC investigation causes problems for Maryland-based subprime lender New Century Financial Corp.

    | Image by Christopher Myers Most people who have heard of New Century Financial Corp. think of it as a formerly high-flying California-based mortgage lender manned with drunken youngsters who made idiotic loans and reaped millions in fees. But New...
  • Fear This

    Your typical government-sponsored publication is rather bland, designed to foster the calming sensation that your tax dollars are working hard to keep you safe, to keep your loved ones healthy, and to ensure your safety and civil rights. The Terrorism...
  • Lie-In D.O.A.

    On Sunday, 246 people were supposed to lie down in War Memorial Plaza to provide a visual representation of the people who have been murdered this year in Baltimore City. It was a noble idea and one that we were rooting for. Finally, a visual that would...
  • The Count: Addressing The Mayor's Money

    Now that Sheila Dixon is the duly elected mayor of Baltimore, the time is ripe to see how she pulled off her hands-down victory. The money raised and spent on her campaign between Jan. 18 and Oct. 24 is available online, and the question is: How best to...
  • The Companies, Properties, and Legal Disputes of Noel Liverpool Sr.

    Editor's note: Read accompanying article about Noel Liverpool Sr.. Noel Liverpool Sr. entered Morgan State University with the class of 1989. Since the mid-1990s he has engaged in a multitude of business and real estate transactions, and he has been sued...
  • OK, So The Mayor Had an Affair--But Who's That Other Guy?

    The headline was a lackluster "Dixon Gifts Probed," but it could have as well read, "Dixon Admits Affair With City Contractor." The Sun's exclusive-with excerpts from a 46-page affidavit in support of search warrants-put some meat on the bones of a...
  • Primer on the Federal Bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Who are Fannie and Freddie?: Fannie and Freddie are private corporations implicitly (until Saturday; now explicitly) backed by the federal taxpayers. Congress chartered both companies (Fannie in 1938, Freddie in 1970) to "create liquidity" in the mortgage...
  • (Some) Light At The End Of The Tunnel For MTA

    If you're in what seems to be a large club of people expecting, like, flying trains or something to come from the stimulus package currently working its way through the Senate, expect to be bummed when the final version hits President Obama's desk this...
  • Oil Speculators to be Curbed?

    The New York Times' Ed Andrews had an interesting story yesterday which appeared on the paper's splash page and then quickly disappeared. The story said that U.S. financial regulators—in particular the Commodity Futures Trading Commission—...
  • Income Tax Rates Fall for Most Deserving

    Good news, taxpayers! The tax burden on the 400 most accomplished Americans—the linchpins of our modern economy—has fallen precipitously over the past two decades, even as their earnings have increased. They used to make only about 3,000 times...
  • Corporation Runs for Congress?

    Citing the Supreme Court's Jan. 21 decision to allow unlimited corporate financing of political "issue ads," a Kensington-based public relations firm has announced its intention to run for Congress. Pledging to run a campaign that "puts people second, or...
  • Catherine Pancake On the Impact of Black Diamonds, Her 2006 Film About Mountaintop Removal

    The devastation wrought by mountaintop-removal mining was brought into tight focus by Catherine Pancake of Baltimore (a native West Virginian), with the 2006 release of her documentary Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Coalfield...