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  • Currie slipped in Shoppers' legislation late, according to testimony

    Federal prosecutors suggested through witness testimony Thursday that state Sen. Ulysses Currie secured legislation for Shoppers Food & Pharmacy by slipping it in at the last minute during the 2005 General Assembly session, when it was less likely to...
  • Democrats oppose new congressional map

    A chorus of Democratic officials concerned about minority voters in the Washington suburbs said Tuesday that they oppose the new congressional districts proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley's redistricting commission, setting up a key battle as the General...
  • Too dumb to be corrupt?

    Too dumb to be corrupt?
    Just when it seemed that the trial of state Sen. Ulysses Currie couldn't possibly lower the public opinion of the General Assembly any further, a former state delegate and highly respected member of Maryland's legal and political firmament has now...
  • We didn't need the Currie trial to learn which legislators are dumb

    It does not take an Einstein to figure out who is dumb or dumber in the state legislature ("Too dumb to be corrupt?" Oct. 19). All one has to do is track delegates and senators during the 90-day session and attend the sessions as the months go by. I would...
  • Currie: Dumb and corrupt

    In response to your editorial about state Sen. Ulysses Currie's bribery trial ("Too dumb to be corrupt?" Oct. 19), I say: Right on! The Maryland Senate is both bumbling and corrupt, and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is the chief corrupter....
  • Flunking Government Ethics 101

    Flunking Government Ethics 101
    Politicians are a lot like middle school students. The moment you think they are mature and thoughtful enough to do the responsible thing, they are bound to disappoint. As any experienced parent or president of the United States will tell you, better to...
  • Lt. Gov. Brown calls Currie 'a man of strong integrity'

    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown testified Monday morning that state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie, who is charged in U.S. District Court with taking bribes from a grocery chain, has been a mentor to him both professionally and personally. "Senator Currie has a...
  • Currie trial reveals a flawed political system

    A court will decide whether State Sen. Ulysses Currie is innocent or guilty. But it's clear that that a system that allows a legislator to be personally compensated for assisting a taxpayer — be it an individual, partnership, corporation or other...
  • Currie: Too stupid to serve?

    Regarding State Sen. Ulysses Currie's bribery trial, I was always told that ignorance of the law is no defense ("Lt. governor calls Currie 'a man of strong integrity,'" Oct. 25). Mr. Currie has been accused of playing dumb (the "stupidity defense") and...
  • Kamenetz proposes tougher Baltimore County ethics laws

    In a move intended to shore up confidence in government, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz on Wednesday proposed to place public officials' financial disclosure forms online and add teeth to a charter rule that prohibits County Council members...
  • Currie jurors to begin deliberation Thursday

    After six weeks of trial, jurors are expected to begin deliberating Thursday in the federal bribery trial of Maryland Sen. Ulysses S. Currie and two Shoppers Food Warehouse executives. The three men are accused of using a public-relations consulting...