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  • 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....
  • Grand Theft Paycheck

    Ryan Chittum of the Columbia Journalism Review ran through the Goldman coverage and  unearthed a few nuggets on a theme: The banker bosses lied to Congress. Whether this actually matters remains to be seen, of course. But it's worth noting anyway, for the...
  • Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 17, 2000

    The two-pack of features is Dan Kennedy, on alt-press infighting over flawed journalism that wins awards, and Eileen Murphy, on writer Sophie Kerr and the Washington College literary prize that bears her name. In the news, the Nose pokes around a...
  • Bill Thomas Is a Funny Loser

    Today's  Washington Post has a very funny first-person account of Republican Bill Thomas' woefully inadequate stab at taking Chris Van Hollen's seat in Congress this year. Maryland's 8th Congressional District, which includes most of Montgomery and a...
  • Education to Win the Future!

    So if we're gonna "win the future" (in the president's winning phrase) we're all gonna need s'more book-learnin', according to just about all the important economists in the United States. Just a few months back, one of them, employed at the Federal...
  • Dave Zirin Presents Not Just a Game at 2640 Space March 29

    Dave Zirin isn't just another opinionated sports journalist and radio personality. The New York City native is the sports editor at The Nation, a magazine that takes its contemporary political discussion as seriously as the University of Texas and...
  • The Nose Remembers “the 1994 Wave”

    Jean Marbella writes on the Sun's Maryland Politics blog that she had a short conversation with Newt Gingrich, in town for the annual gathering in Baltimore of House Republicans, which is being held at the Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel at Camden Yards....
  • As Atlantis Flies, NASA Future Unclear

    At 11:29 July 8, 2011, space shuttle Atlantis left its launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center for a mission to the International Space Station (ISS), bringing with it the collective history of 30 years and more than 350 men and women. The final mission...
  • Kiss My Bumper? Senate Insurance in Bankruptcy, Called Ponzi Scheme

    Senate Insurance bills itself as "a local company that looks out for you," not like those big nationwide insurance companies. Selling car insurance for 25 years out of an office in Laurel, the company is locally famous for its upbeat radio ads with the...
  • 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...