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  • Wandering Eye: The NRA is winning the gun-control debate, how development works in Baltimore, and more

    Wandering Eye: The NRA is winning the gun-control debate, how development works in Baltimore, and more
    Here in Baltimore, where guns are used to shoot people pretty much every day, controlling the availability of firearms is perhaps seen as a fundamental public-health priority. Not so elsewhere in this country, though. Pew Research Center has been tracking the gun-control question since 1993, when 57 percent supported controlling gun ownership, versus 34 percent who supported protecting gun-ownership rights. This year, the poll found for the first time that most Americans—52 percent—say it is more important to protect the right to own guns.┬áThe Economist weighs in on this public-relations victory for the National Rifle Association by summarizing state legislatures' efforts to liberalize gun controls, and concludes that the drive is fueled by messages in which "fear smothers rational debate," as "it is meant to." It remains to be seen whether Maryland's new state police superintendent, William Pallozzi, will broaden what "good and substantial" reasons qualify gun owners here for concealed-carry permits, but gun-rights advocates are sure hoping he will. (Van Smith)
  • Tower at Harbor Point starts to rise

    Tower at Harbor Point starts to rise
    Three stories of a new office tower poke above the ground on the waterfront peninsula between Fells Point and Harbor East, dwarfed by a 280-foot yellow crane that represents what's yet to rise. Incessant beeping filled the site Monday as excavators, dump...

    Restore money to city schools

    Restore money to city schools
    Baltimore City government seems to have a solid and lengthy history of giving tax breaks and incentives (TIFs and PILOTs) to developers of downtown and waterfront property such as Harbor East ("Developing Baltimore at the expense of its children," Feb....

    Tax breaks come back to bite Baltimore

    Tax breaks come back to bite Baltimore
    Back during the first wave of Big John absurdity — huge property tax breaks for politically influential developers of commercial real estate in Baltimore — I made jokes about it. I thought it was ridiculously funny. It was also outrageous. But...

    Developing Baltimore at the expense of its children

    Developing Baltimore at the expense of its children
    Concerning the funding of Baltimore City schools, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's statement to Dan Rodricks last week on WYPR that "any TIFs and PILOTs have no impact on the wealth calculator" that helps determine state school funding is simply wrong. It...