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  • Detroit emerges from nation's largest municipal bankruptcy

    The nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy ended Wednesday when the lawyer overseeing Detroit’s fiscal recovery declared the crisis over and gave elected officials control of their own budget for the first time in 20 months, a deal made possible in large part by the city’s exquisite art collection.
  • Maryland needs a new vision [Letter]

    Maryland needs a new vision [Letter]
    Just because people didn't cite taxes as the top factor for leaving Maryland doesn't mean it isn't a key one or lowering them wouldn't help people stay ("Maryland's unhappy residents," May 9). Taxes in Maryland aren't great, and the climate isn't...

    Protomartyr funnels frustration into excellent noise

    Protomartyr funnels frustration into excellent noise
    Joe Casey, frontman for bleak post-punk quartet Protomartyr, has read the numerous descriptions of his appearance. These range from generic ("I hear 'insurance salesman' a lot") to inspired (the writer who labeled him a "business-casual Jeff Daniels")....

    Rep. Trey Radel proves that booze is still the best gateway drug

    Rep. Trey Radel proves that booze is still the best gateway drug
    Just when I was starting to think that Toronto had the market covered on drunken, cocaine-binging politicians, along comes Rep. Trey Radel. The Florida tea party Republican and self-styled "hip-hop conservative" — really, that’s how he...

    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick: 'I really, really, really messed up'

    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick: 'I really, really, really messed up'
    Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who turned Detroit into his personal wallet, was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for corruption in the city that has become the modern face of municipal bankruptcy. The city’s chief executive from 2002 to...