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  • Wandering Eye: Snapchat is somehow worth $15 billion, Amazon offers one-hour delivery in Baltimore, and more

    Wandering Eye: Snapchat is somehow worth $15 billion, Amazon offers one-hour delivery in Baltimore, and more
    A bipartisan medical-marijuana bill is gaining steam in the U.S. Senate, offering not only the possibility of ending the federal ban but also the potential to clear the smoke for states that have been liberalizing their pot laws, the Washington Post reports. If made law, the bill would bring to an end an era of fear of federal prosecution that hangs over caregivers in states where medical marijuana is legal. It would also reclassify marijuana as a Schedule 2 drug, acknowledging its medicinal qualities. Dean Heller, a Republican senator from Nevada who has co-sponsored the bill, announced in a press release that "the time has come for the federal government to stop impeding the doctor-patient relationship in states that have decided their own medical marijuana policies." (Van Smith)
  • Op-Alt: An open letter to the mayor

    Op-Alt: An open letter to the mayor
    Dear Mayor Rawlings-Blake, How are you? I hope you’re doing well in light of the fluctuating weather we’re experiencing. As you know, longtime Sen. Barbara Mikulski will be ending her political career in 2016. You’ve publicly said...

    The Nose on the Senate's 'porn rock' hearings, 30 years later

    The Nose on the Senate's 'porn rock' hearings, 30 years later
    The parents of many, if not most, of the Nose’s gentle readers might not yet have had the sex that spawned them when, in 1985, the issue of raunchy rock lyrics erupted in the U.S. Senate’s “porn rock” hearing. It was a free-...

    Wandering Eye: The many sides of parking in Hampden, the NFL's empty domestic violence response, and more

    Wandering Eye: The many sides of parking in Hampden, the NFL's empty domestic violence response, and more
    Thirty years ago, the U.S. Senate's Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held famous hearings about what sexed-up rockers like Prince and Judas Priest had been putting out—so-called "porn rock"—and Washingtonian has...

    Wandering Eye: A new arena for Baltimore?, books are unsurprisingly better than tablets for paying attention, and more

    Wandering Eye: A new arena for Baltimore?, books are unsurprisingly better than tablets for paying attention, and more
    Kevin Litten at the Baltimore Business Journal broke the news last night that Cordish Cos. is testing the waters for a huge project: nestling a giant venue between the Power Plant and Harbor East that would replace the Royal Farms Arena (what some still...