Sad to say, the honeymoon appears not to have lasted long enough to see Mr. Hogan actually inaugurated. Last week, he reiterated his view that Baltimore should serve as the "economic engine of the state" but then committed what is an unpardonable sin in the mayor's book, which is to suggest that it did not immediately and inexorably embark on the path to do so the moment she was sworn in. "What has been happening — taxing and spending and pouring millions into the city — has not helped," he said. "It has really hurt. ... There's no businesses, there's no jobs. The city's declining rather than improving. We're going to try to turn that around. ... We're basically going to have to find a way to incentivize people to move into Baltimore City."