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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore-born Ta-Nehisi Coates makes his case

    Baltimore-born Ta-Nehisi Coates makes his case
    It's a crisp January evening on the campus of Loyola University Maryland in North Baltimore, and on this holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a near-capacity crowd awaits the appearance of writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates strides to the...
  • Guest Column: We're still haunted by the GOP's legacy

     Guest Column: We're still haunted by the GOP's legacy
    I retired last May after nearly 20 years as a Capitol Hill staff member and the recent election was a time for me to reflect on the history I witnessed. I began my Hill career in January 1995, working for the House Budget Committee and Chairman John...
  • Cuba trade backers in Senate take small steps first

    WASHINGTON Ordinary tourists could start dreaming up itineraries for trips to Cuba under legislation that senators will introduce on Thursday. The bill to end all travel restrictions for Americans who want to visit Cuba will be announced Thursday at a...
  • County conducts annual homelessness count

    County conducts annual homelessness count
    The volunteers met at 6:30 Wednesday morning to make their plan. They then fanned out into the woods in and around Westminster as soon as it was light enough to see their breath in the frosty dawn air. These were the field teams of the annual Point in...
  • Can Israel survive?

    Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East and North Africa. Eight million Israelis are surrounded by some 400 million Muslims in more than 20 states. Almost all of Israel's neighbors are anti-Israeli dictatorships, monarchies or theocracies-...