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  • 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...
  • ACORN Housing Becomes Affordable Housing Centers of America

    According to a recent story in The Baltimore Sun, the embattled organization ACORN—Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now—has closed up shop for good in Maryland. Former co-chair of the state chapter of the national grassroots...
  • Robert Strupp Leaving Community Law Center

    Robert Strupp | Image by Frank Klein Robert Strupp is leaving the Community Law Center (CLC). Since 2006 Strupp has been the director of research and policy for the nonprofit law firm, which provides free or reduced-cost legal aid to nonprofits and...
  • Taking Back Our Country for Tax Fraudsters

    I got an e-mail yesterday from an old volleyball teammate with this link and the expressed hope "that she hits the charts with it." My former teammate seems a very normal American Citizen, with a job and a family, a little house, and a backyard grill....
  • The Quiet Revolution

    The Quiet Revolution
    More than a quarter-century has passed since Maryland's last truly competitive Democratic primary for governor in 1986, when Attorney General Stephen Sachs lost to Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer. So this year's polling on June 24 will be...
  • More power to the people, and to Mr. Wrong.

    Mr. Wrong ("Tipping Point," Mr. Wrong, Oct. 23) is so right. Tipping service workers should include a modicum of empathy. No, it is not a hard-and-fast rule, but a matter of being in accord with those around us, knowing we need one another. That said,...
  • In Maryland and across the country, the federal designer-drug crackdown takes prisoners, cash, and a legal backlash

    Dev Bahadur Hamal worked behind the counter of the Tobacco Stop in Bel Air, one of those ubiquitous shops that sell legal smokables and accessories for illegal ones, like bongs, hookahs, rolling papers, pot grinders, and glass pipes. On Sept. 22, 2011, a...
  • 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...
  • True-crime writer Chris Boardman lionizes cops, remembers victims, nurses inmates, and runs for office

    When Christopher Boardman first started working in Baltimore, at the port in the 1970s, he was already a frustrated writer. In the 1960s and early '70s, he'd penned opinions for the progressive Capital Times in Madison, Wisc., and missives for the Distant...
  • Why is homeless policy so disconnected from the daily struggle of people trying to find a place to stay?

    They wait along the fence, with another knot of guys in the middle of the parking lot standing, leaning on canes, or sitting in wheelchairs amid bags of clothes and other belongings. There will be more than 100 men here in an hour, lining up for...
  • Bill Miller uses linoleum to create nostalgic images

    In the abandoned steel mills of Pittsburgh, Pa., Bill Miller began to feel his way toward his art. "We would go into the mills and build big sculptures," he says. "A big owl, a big monkey, on-site, based on the materials we could find on-site. Through...
  • Wells Fargo employee who exposed questionable practices faces foreclosure

    A former Wells Fargo loan officer whose affidavit about company practices played a key roll in multiple lawsuits against the bank says her former employer is retaliating by illegally trying to take her Eastern Shore house in foreclosure. Elizabeth...