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  • Maryland Internet-gambling investigation snags Electracash CEO D. Lee Falls

    Maryland Internet-gambling investigation snags Electracash CEO D. Lee Falls
    Daward Lee Falls, the CEO of bankrupt payment-processor Electracash, was charged yesterday in Maryland U.S. District Court with money laundering in connection with illegal gambling. The development is the latest in a long-running Maryland-based...
  • The Money Game: the latest campaign-finance figures in Baltimore's legislative district races

    The Money Game: the latest campaign-finance figures in Baltimore's legislative district races
    The most recent round of campaign finance reports for Baltimore City's 12 legislative-district races – a Senate and House race in each of the six districts - were due late May at the Maryland State Board of Elections. The mass of new data reveals...
  • 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...
  • The End

    At the start of this blog, I predicted that the financial crash would cause the government to spend huge money bailing out the people who caused it, adding a great deal to the national debt and sparking a crisis of confidence in the country's ability to...
  • Senate Passes Budget With Full Funding for James Webb Space Telescope

    [caption id="attachment_11123" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Artist's conception of James Webb."][/caption] The Senate today passed its Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) 2012 Appropriations Bill, which includes full funding...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore is about to sell off its public housing. Someone is going to make money-and that's the plan.

    It was only a month ago that most Baltimoreans learned that the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) is contracting to sell off about half of its 10,300 federally subsidized low- income apartments to private companies. The Baltimore Brew broke...
  • 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...
  • 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...