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  • With the Iraq War over, we can stop adding up the casualties and start adding up the cost.

    The number we’ve been printing on the cover or on the mail page most weeks since Nov. 10, 2004, has stopped getting bigger. Its growth has been slowing for years, and for many months now it has gone weeks at a time without rising, not even by a...
  • Nine reasons the rich get richer thanks to U.S. tax policy

    For three decades we have conducted a massive economic experiment, testing a theory known as supply side economics. The theory goes like this: Lower tax rates will encourage more investment, which in turn will mean more jobs and greater prosperity-so much...
  • Anti-discrimination bill threatens transgender, LGBT alliances

    In late April, a video of a beating outside the women’s restroom at a Baltimore County McDonald’s appeared on YouTube. It shows two teenage girls kicking and punching a 22-year-old transgender woman named Chrissy Lee Polis. One teenager...
  • A new documentary film examines U.S. immigration policy through one family's fractured life

    Tony and Janina’s American Wedding June 23 at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson at 7 p.m. Visit creativealliance.org for more details. Several years ago, filmmaker Ruth Leitman was hired to make a short film for the “Dreams Across...
  • Third-party candidates fight two-party apathy and Tea Party headline-grabbing in governor's race

    The rise of the Tea Party this election season demonstrates that many American voters are looking for political messages and candidates outside the mainstream Republican and Democratic options. But where does that leave the Green Party, the Libertarian...
  • 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...
  • Obscure charge "misprision of a felony" adds to feds' arsenal to fight "Stop Snitching"

    Last March, federal law enforcers charged seven men in Maryland with conspiracy to murder in aid of racketeering based on an alleged scheme to set up a sale of fake drugs in order to rob and kill the buyer. When a grand jury indicted the men a few weeks...
  • City Paper's 12th annual Short Fiction and 11th annual Poetry Contest

    Apparently, many things were down this year. The number of Democrats in Congress: down. The value of the Euro: down. People tuning in to Sarah Palin’s Alaska: down. The number of murders in Baltimore: down (so far). CIA credibility in Afghanistan&...
  • On the agenda for Dec. 6

    Monday’s City Council meeting was nearly as fiery as the five-alarm blaze raging just down the street. The debate surrounded a bill that would create the Harbor Point Development District between Fells Point and Harbor East, on the site of a...
  • Sally Hawkins stars in this heartstrings-pulling drama of a 1968 women's labor strike

    Made in Dagenham Directed by Nigel Cole Opens Dec. 29 at the Charles Theater Women still make only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes nearly 30 years after the Equal Rights Amendment passed through the United States Congress (it failed ratification...
  • California man to cooperate with federal online gambling probe as part of plea deal

    “Yes, your honor,” James Davitt said, over and over again, as he answered U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake’s questions during his Jan. 4 hearing in the federal courthouse in Baltimore. He was in Blake’s court to plead guilty...
  • GOD, FAMILY, REPUBLIC

    Michael's Eighth Avenue, the Glen Burnie catering hall, is famous for drawing thirsty crowds to such earthy attractions as its regular "Ballroom Boxing" night, a sweaty mix of bouts, babes, and beer. On the afternoon Saturday, Feb. 21, though, it hosted a...