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Flaw in the system.

Sometime in the next 2 or 3 weeks, all but 1 or 2 of the 15 Democratic candidates for Mayor running against Sheila Dixon need to drop out. If they don’t, the ones who don’t drop out – and who have no real chance of winning – are seriously and selfishly jeopardizing the future of […] Continue reading →

Chapter 3: The $97,336 discrepancy.

A hundred thousand dollars here, a hundred thousand dollars there. Pretty soon, you’re talking serious money. Speaking of serious things, this is one of our more technical pieces. It has to be given the subject matter.  If numbers give you a headache or put you to sleep, feel free to skip ahead to the last […] Continue reading →

Thousands of jobs. Now. Right now.

Jobs.   Our city’s disadvantaged neighborhoods need thousands of jobs for the unemployed. And thousands more higher-paying jobs for people who are working, but not earning enough. To help attract employers to these neighborhoods, we need a Mayor they will respect. Of the 6 leading candidates for Mayor, only one of them is a convicted criminal who pled guilty […] Continue reading →

Sheila Dixon’s Campaign Finance Reports: Chapter 2

As part of our ongoing review of candidates for Mayor – and City Council too – we noticed some issues with the campaign finance reports filed by Friends of Sheila Dixon. At it turns out, in February and March of 2015, Ms. Dixon’s committee revised 17 of these reports covering the period January 14, 2015 […] Continue reading →

Ethically-challenged. The political culture of Sheila Dixon.

Maybe “Sheila Dixon 2016” is different than “Sheila Dixon 2006-2009.” Or maybe she isn’t. Are you willing to bet your family’s, your city’s future on it? Every organization, whatever its type, has a culture that defines its character and behavior. Sheila Dixon’s administrations, when she was President of the City Council and then Mayor, were […] Continue reading →

One of those moments.

Comparing the Mayoral Candidates You know how, sometimes, there’s something that’s so clear to you, crystal clear, but no one else seems to see? Take Donald Trump, for example. You and everybody you know agrees Trump’s a flaming jerk. So why is he doing so well in the polls? Who are all these people who […] Continue reading →

Sheila Dixon’s Campaign Finance Reports

Preface. This piece is, of necessity, longer than most of what we publish. Admittedly, it’s not for everybody, but should be of interest if you’re into technical issues that are germane to candidate competence and maybe integrity too, particularly as they relate to campaign financing.  Just because something is technical and takes some time to […] Continue reading →

The Geography Of Sheila Dixon’s 2007 Victory

Yesterday, we published an article entitled, “Beating Sheila Dixon,” in which we talked about her win in the 2007 Democratic primary for Mayor. Ms. Dixon won that race with 63% of the vote against 7 opponents. That’s impressive by any standard. Sheila Dixon may not be the person Baltimore needs to lead the economic recovery […] Continue reading →

Beating Sheila Dixon

Understandably, Sheila Dixon is the early favorite to win April’s Democratic primary and become the next Mayor of Baltimore. Baltimore Rising doesn’t like that outcome because we feel that Ms. Dixon is a poor choice for a city in desperate need of economic recovery. There’s nothing about her record in office or about her campaign […] Continue reading →

Candidate Dixon’s Program To Reduce Crime

Government By Throwing Everything Against The Wall And Waiting To See What Sticks Yesterday, Sheila Dixon released what she calls “A Four Point Plan for Making Baltimore Safer.” Her program, which can be downloaded from her website, is in the PDF at the bottom of this piece. You’re all invited to comment on the plan. […] Continue reading →