Carl Stokes

Best Politician(s) In Need of a Slap Upside The Head: Baltimore City Council (except Carl Stokes)

Best Politician(s) In Need of a Slap Upside The Head: Baltimore City Council (except Carl Stokes)

In this political season, when numbskulls and jackasses are everywhere, the Slap award turns out to be a highly competitive category. So many morons vying for a solitary award, what’s a paper to do? In the end, CP just couldn’t narrow it down to single Slap-deserver and instead awards this prize to the entire City Council (except Carl Stokes). After all, Baltimore’s City Council is fast-tracking—despite the efforts of Stokes—a $535 million (at least) Tax Increment Financing deal for Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank’s real-estate play in Port Covington. This would be remarkable at any time, as the council knows a new mayor is coming soon. But the council itself is turning over (thank God),...

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