| Jun 29, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• What's that Jon Stewart said about...
| Apr 28, 2010
Sixteen-year-old Arnold James has a hard time picturing life without his cell phone.
"It would probably be like drug addicts feel when they're getting off of drugs," says the Wilde Lake High School student, who often uses his phone during school hours....
| Dec 11, 2010
| 3:18 PM
Beth Hawks' cozy Federal Hill boutique is so chock-full of earrings, scarves, ornaments and other merchandise that customers taking it all in might never guess to what lengths she has gone to stock the shelves.
As the post-recession slump drags on, Hawks...
| Nov 26, 2010
| 3:44 PM
Black Friday not too strong for shoes
In past years, shoppers had complained about parking in the Harbor East area. This year, Harbor East is offering free parking for three hours for any shopper who can produce $100 worth of receipts for area stores,...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 3:05 AM
The City Council president showed me his underwear. The state prosecutor let me try on Sheila Dixon’s ill-gotten mink. A state delegate swore at me for asking why she’d lied about her age. A priest denounced me from the pulpit. And David Simon...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 5:21 AM
Even if the size of Maryland government never shrinks, the size of some lawmakers does.
The big news coming out of Crisfield, where Maryland politicos gathered Wednesday for the annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake: Medifast is catching on with...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:17 AM
"Do you remember," the invitation begins, "picking up trash outside of an event just as the Governor was pulling up in his car?
"Calling the State Police for directions when late for a press conference and horribly lost?
"Using a cell phone the size...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 1:42 PM
This is what happens when you reduce your big international trade mission to a tweet, as Maryland Economic Development Secretary Christian S. Johansson did:
"Key take away from Governor and Madame Liu mtg at Chinese 'White House': 'There is more that...
| May 26, 2011
| 3:39 AM
Someone called to testify Wednesday before the grand jury looking into the Ehrlich campaign's deceptive Election Day robocalls tells me Towson attorney Robert B. Green was in the waiting room, offering to consult with any witnesses connected to the...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 2:39 AM
If the nation’s mayors have been AWOL from their respective City Halls lately, they’ve probably been ducking out to their local bocce courts, warming up for Baltimore.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors meets here for four days starting Friday,...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 3:05 AM
On the same day that Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced his engagement to Karmen Bailey Walker, theft charges were dropped against Walker’s sister, Karen Yvette Bailey.
Well, yeah, probably.
I love a good scandal as much as the next...