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“Bagman”: Rachel Maddow on the rise and fall of Spiro Agnew

Rachel Maddow is one of my fave television personalities. Currently, she serves as a host of her own popular show on MSNBC. Maddow comes down on the liberal side of the political spectrum. So, it was no surprise that she […]

“Bagman”: Rachel Maddow on the rise and fall of Spiro Agnew

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Rachel Maddow is one of my fave television personalities. Currently, she serves as a host of her own popular show on MSNBC. Maddow comes down on the liberal side of the political spectrum. So, it was no surprise that she […]

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Happy New Year: Welcome to the 2021 version of 2020

Top illustration by Tim Forkes Lately I’ve been binge watching the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire. I’ve written about it before (kudos to creator David Simon),  I forget when

Amtrak to Williamsburg is a nice getaway

A nearly empty Amtrak car en route to Colonial Williamsburg. (Credit Leonard Kinsey) Due to COVID-19 I hadn’t been out of Baltimore since March, and wanderlust was starting to get

Maryland Regiment’s History (Book Review)

When the vessel, the Pride of Baltimore II, “America’s Star-Spangled Ambassador,” sails into the waters of Baltimore’s outer harbor, it passes two land-based forts. On its port side is

COVID-19: A personal view from Baltimore

Roland and 36 Streets - a ghost town atmosphere. Photo By Bill Hughes. BALTIMORE — It’s a hard, scary time for sure. COVID-19 is the enemy, but you can’t see

Elijah Cummings, Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, passes away

Twelve-term Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings died early Thursday morning at age 68, Cummings' office said in a statement. "At approximately 2:30 A.M. on Thursday October 17, 2019, Congressman Elijah

Nancy Pelosi says impeachment inquiry will be good for America

Nancy Pelosi is a 79-year-old Democrat from San Francisco, CA. In January 2019, she began serving her second term as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Her first term

Baltimore protestors greet Trump with hostile reception

Although the temperature hovered around the ninety-degree mark in the late afternoon of Thursday, September 12, 2019, it was even hotter in the section of Baltimore known as Harbor

Freddie Gray death inspired new HBO documentary ‘Baltimore Rising’

Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis talks with community leader Genard “Shadow” Barr in the new HBO documentary Baltimore Rising. (courtesy HBO) In April 2015, a seemingly routine arrest turned

Steelworkers divided on NFL protests

Illustration by Mike Konopacki Since President Trump called protesting NFL players “sons of bitches,” who should be fired on September 22, I have been reading dozens of Facebook posts on

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