| Jun 10, 2011
| 9:42 AM
Cafe Hon owner Denise Whiting stepped up after Sheila Dixon's fall to assume the role of top Charm City villainess. Now, with Honfest protests looming, a city stripped of its favorite term of endearment watches to see if Whiting will lose her hold on...
| Jun 4, 2011
Gregg Bernstein may well have best summed up the kerfuffle he faces as a result of the public airing of a memo he wrote dissecting the results of his first stab at a prosecution in Baltimore City Circuit Court: "Welcome to the State's Attorney's Office."...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 11:23 AM
Interested in silencing Baltimore traffic? Just post signs with the message, "Honk if you enjoy jury duty." The quiet would be deafening.
Jury duty may be a sacred obligation in a free society, but there are times when it can be worse than a mere...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 6:18 AM
Mayoral candidate and former city planning director Otis Rolley III has vowed to offer private school vouchers to students zoned to attend failing middle schools and says he would lobby to restore mayoral control to the city school system.
"Our future is...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 9:15 AM
Does Otis Rolley actually think that he would have the right to dictate where city employees may live as our next mayor?
Imagine my horror when I recently read that Mr. Rolley's plan to rebuild government includes a requirement for all new and/or...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 3:23 PM
Baltimore's $1.2 million settlement agreement with a group it had picked to develop a parcel the city now wants to make available for a slots casino was the right thing to do. There was no indication that the Gateway South sports/office complex originally...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 6:51 PM
The head of the quasi-public city agency that negotiated a 2007 deal over a parcel of land near the city's planned slots parlor defended the handling of the agreement Wednesday, as the city approved a $1.2 million settlement to free the land for...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:35 AM
In 1992, when a pair of car thieves in suburban Maryland kidnapped a baby and dragged the child's mother to her death, Judge Dennis Sweeney's biggest free-press/fair-trial worry was ensuring that jurors didn't read the newspaper or listen to television or...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 6:20 PM
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. struck a wistful tone while speaking at his first public event since two top campaign aides were indicted, saying to the mostly African-American audience at the funeral Friday for former Del. Ruth M. Kirk that a...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 11:45 AM
The Supreme Court's assault on efforts to limit the toxic effect of money on elections in this country continued this week with the decision to strike down an important provision of Arizona's public financing of elections.
Under the Arizona law,...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 6:16 PM
The former owner of the Senator Theatre declared his candidacy Thursday for president of the Baltimore City Council, saying he wants to lead the body he called "a sorry crew."
Tom Kiefaber, who lost the historic theater founded by his grandfather to...