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Nobody asked me, but City Council needs spine

Nobody asked me, but, with her vow to veto the Baltimore City Council's ban on plastic bags, the mayor has taken a stand on the wrong side of history. Email from readers and comments in social media suggest that people around here overwhelmingly approve of the ban as a way to reduce trash. The mayor's vow of a veto might have establishment backing, but it's going to tick off a lot of civic-minded Baltimoreans. The mayor appears to be standing up for small retailers in an effort to counter all the flak she took, starting in 2010, for her tax on bottled beverages. (After the original 2-cent bottle tax went up to 5 cents in 2012, the trade publication Food World called...