Jesse Jackson Jr., son of the civil rights and former Illinois congressman who pleaded guilty two years ago to misusing $750,000 in campaign money, left federal prison for a Baltimore halfway house on Thursday. WJZ reports. Read More →
Richard, a Baltimore Fishbowl reader, commented on my recent article about fixing Baltimore’s crappy air pollution. His basic point was that I offered some good info, but I had missed the third air pollution fix being considered in Maryland’s General Assembly, the Healthy Air for All Act. This bill is based on the almost-on-the-books air pollution regulations that Larry Hogan nixed on his first day as Governor. Read More →
Writer (and speaker and educator) D. Watkins has written so much, and so movingly, about life in Baltimore that he has become, in his words, “the go-to guy on issues concerning the Negro culture of our city.” In his new essay at Salon, “Black History Bulldozed for Another Starbucks: Against the New Baltimore,” Watkins wonders aloud whether he even still loves Baltimore, which, despite his frequent meetings with “politicians, investors,” and other local mucky-mucks, has changed into something “alien.” Read More →
Two weeks ago, the Baltimore City Council gave initial passage to legislation that would have required restaurants to post restaurant inspection grades. In two weeks, something changed. The council rejected the bill on a final vote Monday night. Read More →
If there’s one thing Democrats and Republicans can agree on, it’s doing whatever it takes to bring the FBI to Prince George’s County once it leaves its current headquarters in Washington, D.C., and feels the almost inescapable pull of Virginia. Read More →
A certain unnamed “strong Clinton backer whose views carry considerable weight with party members” told the New York Post that New York Democrats favor former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley for president in 2016 — that is, should Hillary Clinton decide not to run. Read More →
Outrageous statements are kind of Dr. Ben Carson’s thing. They’re what his supporters love about him. They’re what his detractors hate about him. And they’re what makes the Republican establishment shudder at the thought of his candidacy. Still, Carson has been looking to tone them down a bit as of late. He sees that they prevent him from being taken seriously in the mainstream and don’t “allow [people] to hear what [he’s] saying.” Read More →
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