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  • U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]

    U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]
    In the original 1990's British version of "House of Cards," Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson) is a conservative ideological extremist who rises through the political ranks by defeating one starry-eyed opponent after another. He is a cold-blooded...
  • State Democrats are soft on crime [Commentary]

    State Democrats are soft on crime [Commentary]
    Note: This article has been updated to clarify that Attorney General Douglas Gansler, a gubernatorial candidate, has yet to release a crime plan.  With talk of the minimum wage, taxes and health care, one issue getting far too little attention in the...
  • A peek into Md. health exchange's failed launch [Editorial]

    A peek into Md. health exchange's failed launch  [Editorial]
    At first, leaders of the General Assembly were promising as many hearings as it would take to get to the bottom of the failure of Maryland's health care exchange website. Then they decided to put off questions about what went wrong until an audit that...
  • Gregory Thornton announced as new city schools chief

    Gregory Thornton announced as new city schools chief
    Before a crowd of students, education leaders and activists, new Baltimore schools CEO Gregory Thornton said Tuesday that he was "coming home" to Maryland, where he will take the helm of one of the state's lowest-performing but highest-profile school...
  • Campaign struggling, Gansler seeks the right message

    Campaign struggling, Gansler seeks the right message
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler took the stage at a Baltimore forum this week trailing in the polls, his fundraising advantage erased and big challenges ahead in his campaign for governor. "Let me start by defining who I am — or who I like...
  • Ray Rice and how TMZ counters the great American hype machine

    Ray Rice and how TMZ counters the great American hype machine
    Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Five years ago, I knew exactly how I felt about the tabloid website TMZ. It sometimes paid for news, and that put it outside the realm of trustworthy journalism. End of story. But last week, with...
  • Starring Lizzie Skurnick as herself: Hopkins grad revives young-adult fiction

    Starring Lizzie Skurnick as herself: Hopkins grad revives young-adult fiction
    They were novels discussed in whispers during class, passed around among groups of friends and read by flashlight late into the night. They explored serious topics — race and class, body image, sex, addiction, divorce. And, says author and...
  • Carroll commissioners remain divided over releasing email lists

    Carroll commissioners remain divided over releasing email lists
    More than a month after a judge ordered Carroll County commissioners to release their email distribution lists to several media outlets in accordance with the state's Public Information Act laws, some commissioners continue to argue the county should have...
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit over campaign fundraising during session

    Judge dismisses lawsuit over campaign fundraising during session
    An Anne Arundel County judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by supporters of gubernatorial candidate Douglas F. Gansler who wanted to prevent his Democratic rivals from raising money during the General Assembly session. Judge William C. Mulford...
  • Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea

    Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea
    Adam Sachs, a Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates in District 12 wants to implement a system of public financing for state campaigns, and ban corporate and political action committee contributions to state candidates. These are two bad ideas...
  • Bag tax economics [Editorial]

    Bag tax economics  [Editorial]
    When Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County enacted 5-cent taxes on plastic bags handed out by grocery stores and other businesses, officials expected that the money the government collected as a result would quickly drop off as customers changed their...
  • Carroll commissioners to discuss ruling on release of email lists

    Carroll commissioners to discuss ruling on release of email lists
    Carroll County commissioners have lost their case against several media organizations and now must decide whether to comply with a judge's order to turn over email lists or appeal. The five commissioners plan to meet in closed session Thursday to...