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Fake Seal seeks to raise “billion a year” for vets

May 21, 2013
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Fake Seal seeks to raise “billion a year” for vets

A reporter typically gets a half dozen charity solicitations each day in the email, and most go to the trash. This one a couple weeks back caught my eye because of one phrase: “WWII Navy Seal.” Hi Edward, Earl Littman, fmr Navy Seal (Team 1 !) has a new mission. He has a plan to...
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From the outhouse to the penthouse: my day at the Preakness

May 20, 2013
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From the outhouse to the penthouse: my day at the Preakness

It would be easy for City Paper to take the position the Preakness sucks. The crowd, after all, is overwhelmingly stuffed shirts, blue bloods, and what our art director Joe MacLeod referred to as “Easter Catholics,” people who turn up to the racetrack once a year for the high holiday of Maryland racing and...
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Delegate McDonough calls for “Gun-Owner Privacy Act”

December 28, 2012
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Delegate McDonough calls for “Gun-Owner Privacy Act”

Republican Delegate Pat McDonough held a press conference today to announce plans to introduce three gun-related bills in the Maryland state legislature. The first of these, called the “Gun-Owner Privacy Act,” is intended, according to the delegate’s press release, “to prohibit newspapers and other publications from printing personal or private information about firearm owners.”...
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“Without Actually Doing Anything”

September 19, 2012
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“Without Actually Doing Anything”

MoJo has an interesting vid of Mitt Romney laying it out to his base.  You’ve probably seen or heard about it. Most of the attention so far has been focused on his remarks about the “47 percent who are with , who are dependent on government.” But later in the speech Romney says...
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Every Murder is a Tragedy

August 15, 2012
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In the past couple months since I started as editor of City Paper, one of my grimmer duties has been to edit Anna Ditkoff’s Murder Ink column. Every week, in an effort to make sure our readers are aware of the weekly toll of deadly violence, she details the facts of every murder that...
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Killer Joe

August 11, 2012
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Killer Joe

Even the chained pit bull knows Joe Cooper is the wrong person with whom he should fuck. From the cowboy boots and second-skin jeans on up to the leather jacket and Stetson hat, Cooper is a black-clad angel of death masquerading as an instrument of social order, a Dallas police detective with a side...
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Senator Barbara Mikulski, Supernova

April 5, 2012
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Senator Barbara Mikulski, Supernova

Scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) near Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus today honored Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s long-term commitment to space science by dedicating a data archive in her name and naming a supernova after her. STScI is in charge of operations for the Hubble Space Telescope. Mikulski, who recently became the longest-serving...
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Rumors of Under Armour Takeover

September 15, 2011
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Rumors of Under Armour Takeover

An alleged London Times piece yesterday floated the rumor that Nike, the mega billion-dollar sportswear behemoth, has been mulling a takeover bid for Baltimore-based Under Armour. I got the feed from a colleague who pointed to someone pointing to a post on Seeking Alpha, the credulous blog catering to would-be investors in the sandbox....
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Lender CEO Guilty in $3 Billion Fraud

April 20, 2011
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Lender CEO Guilty in $3 Billion Fraud

A federal jury on Tuesday found the flamboyant founder and CEO of bankrupt Florida mortgage lender Taylor Bean and Whitaker guilty of fraud. Lee Farkas appears to be the first CEO convicted of a crime in the five-year-old mortgage crisis. He faces life in prison at his July sentencing. Farkas, a college dropout, founded...
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Insanity and its Malcontents

April 1, 2011
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Insanity and its Malcontents

I keep doing the same basic post over and over, hoping something will change. I know what that makes me, so this is one of the last posts I’m going to do in this blog (though you can still find me over here occasionally). It’s had a reasonably good run, made its point. Time...
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Dave Zirin Presents Not Just a Game at 2640 Space March 29

March 24, 2011
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Dave Zirin Presents Not Just a Game at 2640 Space March 29

Dave Zirin isn’t just another opinionated sports journalist and radio personality. The New York City native is the sports editor at The Nation, a magazine that takes its contemporary political discussion as seriously as the University of Texas and University of Oklahoma take the Red River Shootout Rivalry. And Zirin has spent his career...
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Barking Back: Pit Bull Advocates Rally to the Breed’s Defense After 98 Rock DJ’s Comments

March 18, 2011
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Barking Back: Pit Bull Advocates Rally to the Breed’s Defense After 98 Rock DJ’s Comments

Used to be, if you were a pit bull owner and somebody said something horrible about the breed of dog you owned, nobody had your back. Even just a few years ago, people—in the media, on the street, in your family—routinely maligned pit bulls as baby killers and thug dogs and bloodthirsty beasts and...
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