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Bernard C. Young

Dixon's return

Dixon's return

Given the riots after Freddie Gray's death, the ensuing spike in violent crime and all the systemic economic, educational and social problems that have been brought to light as a result, Baltimore could assuredly use an election. We need a real conversation about this city's leadership, and we need new ideas to move forward. But the entrance of former mayor Sheila Dixon into the contest against Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake risks turning the race into a debate about the past, not the future. There is no question that many in this city view the Rawlings-Blake administration as overwhelmed by the tumultuous events of the last two months, a circumstance that has fostered...