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Tag Archives: C. Fraser Smith

Whither our better selves? (access required)

“… Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity…”   “The Second Coming,” William Butler Yeats ...

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C. Fraser Smith: A standoff nobody wins (access required)

Do we really have time for silly bits of political theater? Don’t we want a smart, dynamic, on-the-move City Hall? Wouldn’t it be nice if the clock moved faster, bringing our new leadership on board? I ask because, even as ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Our new Bethlehem Steel? (access required)

“We’ve seen time and time again, for decades, developers make big promises to the people of Baltimore. They’re given big pots of money, they always promise great jobs that they’re going to create for the citizens of Baltimore, and every ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Looking hard for morale boosters (access required)

We could all use a little morale boost these days, so in my usual public-spirited way I offer one: Terps basketball fans woke up yesterday to reports that Melo Trimble, the basketball team’s best-known player, will stay one more year ...

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C. Fraser Smith: More than one verdict on the way (access required)

Once again, Baltimore goes on trial. Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams will rule this morning on the guilt or innocence of a police officer in the Freddie Gary case. Officer Edward M. Nero will be found guilty or go free. ...

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C. Fraser Smith: The campaign’s unfortunate ending (access required)

Is it simply ironic – or deplorable – that this year’s mayoral primary election campaign ends in a cloud of wrongdoing or misjudgment or tone deafness? With most of the 28 or so candidates heralding a new day when one ...

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