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  • Best Exploitation of a Surname

    Trading on name recognition, legitimately or otherwise, is the oldest and most reliable tactic in the electoral playbook. Locally (for example), candidates named Curran, Conway, and Mitchell have always enjoyed a head start, even though they don’t always win. This year, Delegate Jon Cardin, nephew of U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, was an instant front-runner in the Democratic race for State Attorney General. Having coasted into the House of Delegates in 2003, Cardin distinguished himself in 2014 by missing roughly 75 percent of the voting sessions in the House Ways and Means Committee. Prior to that, his best-known accomplishment as a public figure was paying Baltimore police to stage a fake raid on a boat where Cardin and his then-girlfriend were on board as a bogus backdrop for Cardin’s marriage proposal. In contrast to his feckless kinsman, Uncle Ben Cardin is a bland but hard-working lawmaker who rose through the ranks of the House of Delegates to the post of speaker; waged a tough fight (against colleague Kweisi Mfume) to take over Barbara Mikulski’s congressional seat; then moved into the U.S. Senate as Mikulski’s junior partner. It’s not surprising, but a bit sad, that the Cardin who came up the hard way felt obligated to endorse his brother’s kid for the state’s highest law-enforcement position. The delegate ultimately lost to State Senator Brian Frosh but Cardin (nephew) wins this nod in recognition of his having got so far in Maryland politics without any obvious qualification other than the six letters of his surname.
  • Wandering Eye: Neverdon loses bid to get back on ballot, fear of the Black Guerrilla Family, pop-ups in the BBJ, and more

    Wandering Eye: Neverdon loses bid to get back on ballot, fear of the Black Guerrilla Family, pop-ups in the BBJ, and more
    Baltimore State’s Attorney candidate Russell Neverdon suffered another setback yesterday when a judge ruled that he had not collected enough signatures to get on the November ballot. As The Sun reports, Circuit Court Judge Martin P. Welch found that...

    What are Schools Doing to Prevent Assault?

    What are Schools Doing to Prevent Assault?
    “Nearly 1 in 5 women have reported experiencing rape at some time in their lives,” according to the Center for Disease Control. The freshman fall semester, or first 90 days of a student being at school, proves to be the most dangerous time for...

    Johns Hopkins University under investigation for sexual-assault complaint

    Johns Hopkins University under investigation for sexual-assault complaint
    The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Johns Hopkins University for its handling of a sexual-assault complaint, the university announced in a campus-wide email on Tuesday. University officials were notified of the investigation on Friday,...

    Mainstream Extremism

    Mainstream Extremism
    Anne Arundel County’s Fifth Councilmanic District is the whitest, most-educated, and richest of the county’s seven districts, and its voters lean heavily in favor of Republicans. If that pattern holds true in November’s general...