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C. Fraser Smith: If only Ehrlich hadn’t run (access required)

OK, it’s a little late, but it would have been better for all concerned if Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. had listened to his inner handicapper and stayed out of last year’s race for governor. Why? Glad you asked. He wouldn’t ...

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C. Fraser Smith: ‘Rock star’ challenges banks, Wall Street (access required)

People are hurting. They’re struggling to keep their houses. They’re fighting off slick operators who promise, for a fee, to reduce their debt but then disappear with the money. Many Americans are unemployed. Are they apt to pay bills late ...

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C. Fraser Smith: A tea party survival guide (access required)

Come on, folks, there’s really something more alarming than a congressman’s gray underwear. I give you the Grand Old Tea Party and the 2012 presidential race. That’s what it is, right? The GOTP? Republicans were more inclusive. Remember Mac Mathias? ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Hackerman to city: Dare to be great (access required)

Much has been made of Willard Hackerman’s offer to put a lot of money into the evolution of Baltimore’s renaissance. But focusing on the money misses the point. It’s the leveraging, the kick-starting and the daring that will matter most. ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Gunshots echo across time in Arizona (access required)

TOMBSTONE, Ariz. — The talk here in the desert is all about what locals call the monsoons — heavy summer rains that make the flowers bloom. Something about air currents shifting aloft and altering their ability to pick up and ...

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Fraser Smith: Time to step up in Baltimore mayor’s race (access required)

Every day seems to bring more good news for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Every day, it seems, there’s a new candidate for mayor. The more the merrier, she may be thinking. State Sen. Catherine Pugh, in a fund-raising letter, says she’s ...

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C. Fraser Smith: City’s problems demand bold thinking (access required)

Baltimore needs a mega-casino at the Inner Harbor. So says former mayor Thomas A. D’Alesandro III. The city can’t pay its own way anymore and gambling is the only revenue game left in town. As a mayor of Baltimore, D’Alessandro ...

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