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  • Rodricks: Swamped in sleaze, it's easy to forget that honest, selfless people abound

    Rodricks: Swamped in sleaze, it's easy to forget that honest, selfless people abound

    I come to this column having just finished a conference call with two young attorneys who represent a troubled man who spent 12 years in a Maryland prison for crimes he did not commit. At 67, the man has little in life but the clothes on his back; the attorneys say he’s one step away from homelessness....

  • In the midst of West Baltimore blight, an ambition for new housing and a cup of coffee

    In the midst of West Baltimore blight, an ambition for new housing and a cup of coffee

    Someone spray-painted a question on the sheet of plywood that covers the front door of one of the old, lovely and abandoned three-story rowhouses near Lafayette Square in West Baltimore: “Why no Starbucks here?” I suppose this was meant to be ironic in that dystopian way we’ve grown accustomed...

  • A prosecutor pressures O'Malley on Mark Grant

    A prosecutor pressures O'Malley on Mark Grant

    Dan Rodricks writes that the original prosecutor in the state's case against Mark Farley Grant has written a new letter to Gov. Martin O'Malley imploring him to commute the convicted killer's sentence. If he knew what he knows now, the lawyer said, he would never have prosecuted Mr. Grant.

  • With electric ferries, Maryland won't need a third bay bridge

    With electric ferries, Maryland won't need a third bay bridge

    Gov. Larry Hogan has more pressing matters — saving Pimlico Race Course, keeping the Preakness in Baltimore, working with the General Assembly to get Maryland up to full speed on funding public education — but since he’s put the idea of a third Chesapeake Bay bridge out there, allow me to make...

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