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  • 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...
  • Maryland lobbyist seeks to overturn mail-fraud convictions

    Maryland lobbyist Bruce Bereano’s professional reputation has been stained with scarlet letters, spelling out “e-x-c-o-n,” since his November 1994 convictions for seven counts of mail fraud. On April 12—the day after this year&...
  • Maryland Super-Lobbyist Bruce Bereano Aims to Erase His Fraud Convictions

    Seventeen years after his 1994 convictions for mail fraud, Maryland lobbyist Bruce Bereano is looking to clear his name. He’s doing so based on last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Skilling v. United States, which found that the...
  • On the agenda for May 16

    The Council’s slim agenda included a resolution congratulating fifth-grade language arts and social studies teacher Margaret May of Mount Washington Elementary School for being named Baltimore City Schools 2011 Teacher of the Year. May is now a...
  • Hopkins professor Lester Spence on the politics of race and class, and why Republicans may never win another presidential election

    Under the futon couch in Lester Spence's office at the Johns Hopkins University, where he's been associate professor of political science since 2005, there's a totem of the rigors of academic life: a sleeping bag. Sometimes, to do the things you love-in...
  • Election 101

    Questions 1 and 2: Orphan's Court judges qualifications Question 1 requires that judges of the Prince George's County Orphan's Court-which handles probate and guardianship matters-be attorneys and members of the Maryland bar in good standing. Question 2...
  • Your complete guide to every ballot question, bond proposal, charter amendment, and race

    Presidential elections are civic rituals worthy of the exhortation Bob Schieffer, the moderator of the final debate between Barack Obama (D) and Mitt Romney (R), says his mom used to make: "Go vote. It makes you feel big and strong." But who should be...
  • Port Discovery party maven copes with potential balloon crisis

    The gauge on the 4-foot tall helium tank, tucked in a closet at Port Discovery Children's Museum downtown, is nearing empty. Maybe one-sixteenth of the tank is left. And that means that, soon, the balloons will not fly. "We laugh about this a lot at...
  • On the agenda for Feb. 28

    11-0650 - Sale of Properties – 601, 603, 621, 701, 709, 750, 801, and 810 McCabe Avenue 11-0651 Sale of Property – 2000 East North Avenue The Read: The McCabe Avenue houses, off York Road in an area that has its share of well-maintained...
  • Anti-fracking film screens at the Creative Alliance Aug. 18

    Gasland The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m., free. A Q&A follows with a panel. Anti-fracking advocate and Maryland state Del. Heather Mizeur; Stephen Cleghorn, a farmer and affected resident; Temple University civil and...
  • Happy Endings

    Cops sometimes bring to light conduct the Nose would rather not think about-and after a long absence, we're now returning to contemplate, well, sex acts. Republican Anne Arundel County executive John Leopold's catheter bag, for instance. OK, so there's...
  • NASA manned space flight may be grounded, but Maryland space science is preparing for lift off

    Look through a drinking straw at the night sky, and you’ll see a tiny circle of black, perhaps a star or two if you’re lucky. It will seem rather unimpressive. But deep within those millimeters of darkness reside about 10,000 galaxies, some...