On personnel judgment. Under Ms. Dixon, we had Fred Bealefeld as police commissioner and Andrés Alonso as public schools CEO, both well respected leaders praised for the gains they made. Under Ms. Rawlings-Blake, we had Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, until he was fired this month and replaced by Kevin Davis, and Schools CEO Gregory Thornton, whose leadership has been widely questioned. Some speculate that Ms. Rawlings-Blake even forced out Mr. Bealefeld to appoint Mr. Batts, who after almost three years on the job still did not seem to get, or like, Baltimore. Ms. Rawlings-Blake's appointees have wasted far more money than Ms. Dixon ever pocketed (e.g., Mark Grimes, who has drawn a huge salary to fiddle while CitiStat burns). Clear winner: Ms. Dixon.