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Open Society Institute of Baltimore

Time for Baltimore to elect leadership worthy of its people

Time for Baltimore to elect leadership worthy of its people

Many in the Baltimore region and beyond see the scandal in City Hall as further evidence that our city is hopelessly — and maybe irretrievably — lost in chaos and dysfunction. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The people of Baltimore are neither lost nor dysfunctional. Critics often focus almost exclusively on Baltimore’s many challenges, including the high homicide rate and crisis in leadership, and pay precious little attention to the resilient people in every part of our city working daily to educate children, create safe communities and help those in need. These are the people driving up

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