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  • About these cynical "Vote for the Democrats" signs . . .

    About these cynical "Vote for the Democrats" signs . . .
    Scattered throughout Baltimore, right there along with the typical election signs you expect to see—you know, the ones that advertise a candidate and tell you to vote for them and all of that—are also signs that just say, "Vote for the Democrats." Sometimes they are near Anthony Brown signs and sometimes they are all alone, just flapping in the breeze. It almost seems like some sort of prank: a high-concept culture jam that finally, fully reduces the United States' bullshit-ass two-party system into a pick-a-side-and-go-with-it-no-matter-what type of thing, making the Republicans and Democrats into rivals, like the Ravens and the Steelers or something. But no, these signs are not, say, a prank by the Yes Men, they are official: In the bottom right hand corner they say, "Paid for by Cummings for Congress, Ron Thompson, Treasurer."
  • Maryland Green Party still struggles for a seat at the political table

    Maryland Green Party still struggles for a seat at the political table
    It’s important that I see Ian Schlakman’s office, because it’s apparently a first. It’s a tiny, corner room on the second floor of 218 E. Lexington—just above Sidebar, where a Jack and Coke after 6 p.m. goes for $6—with...

    The Money Game: the latest campaign-finance figures in Baltimore's legislative district races

    The Money Game: the latest campaign-finance figures in Baltimore's legislative district races
    The most recent round of campaign finance reports for Baltimore City's 12 legislative-district races – a Senate and House race in each of the six districts - were due late May at the Maryland State Board of Elections. The mass of new data reveals...

    Campaign Constant: Enigmatic Perennial Candidate Charles U. Smith Launches Campaign For Council President

    YOU GOTTA BE IN IT TO WIN IT: This year Charles Ulysses Smith is embarking on his seventh campaign for political office. | Image by Frank Klein Waiting next to the copy machine in the post office on Fayette Street, Charles Ulysses Smith doesn't look...

    Baltimore legislator wants to invite third parties to the political process

    Baltimore City state Sen. Bill Ferguson (D-46th District) is worried about the state of democracy in Baltimore, across Maryland, and countrywide. "Voting is the fundamental building block of any democracy," he says, "and the numbers of those voting is...