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By David R. Craig | January 29, 2014
It's time for a reality check. The rollout of the Affordable Care Act and subsequent Maryland Health Connection website is still a woeful disaster. And despite recent assurances by state officials that the exchange is "functional for most citizens," the reality is that the system is not fixed - and far worse is the attitude of the administration. My criticism of the events since the Oct. 1 rollout will surely be labeled as just more opposition doom and gloom. Well, rest assured, it is anything but that.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
The Baltimore-area's tattoo artistry is about to get a big showcase. Owner/artist Halo, 30, of the Black Lotus Tattoo Gallery in Severn, is set to compete on Season 4 of Spike's reality competition show "Ink Master. " He's one of 17 tattoo artists hoping to win $100,000. According to a press release, "Ink Master" challenges "focus on different tattooing techniques, such as shading, line and proportion, and styles including photorealism, Tribal, American traditional, and pin-up.  Not only will contestants face a tough panel made up of Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
Holy Frijoles in Hampden and Frederick's on Fleet in Canton are the subjects of a cable TV show being taped in Baltimore this week. The show, being developed for the TruTv network, appears to be a variation of "Wife Swap," the reality show in which two unalike families "swap" mothers. In this show, it's the owners of unalike establishments who take up temporary residence at each other's bar. That meant Holy Frijoles owner Geoffrey Danek took his laid-back management style to Frederick's on Fleet for three nights of filming, while Frederick's part-owner Jim Saufley, a part-time boxing coach, brought his stricter style to Hampden.
NEWS
January 1, 2014
In the Maryland General Assembly, newly-elected lawmakers inevitably have one experience in common. Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, rural or urban, it doesn't matter. When they arrive at the State House, they soon discover that the management of government and the issues they face are a lot more complicated than what they'd envisioned on the campaign trail. That's not to suggest first-term legislators are ill-informed or uneducated. Often, they are well suited for the job - better than their predecessors in many cases.
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | December 23, 2013
So rednecks need to be politically correct now? Wait, before the National Association of Rednecked Persons attacks me, let me be clear that I don't mean "redneck" as an insult. Indeed, Redneck Pride has been on the rise ever since Jeff Foxworthy got rich informing people they "might be a redneck. " (Some clues: if your school fight song was "Dueling Banjos;" if you've ever raked leaves in your kitchen; if your boat hasn't left your driveway for 15 years; if birds are attracted to your beard, etc.)
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
Jim Johnson is not in an Orioles uniform anymore because, as executive vice president Dan Duquette explains it, the club needed to better allocate its financial resources throughout the 25-man roster. In other words, paying roughly one-tenth of the expected payroll for a closer - a position that can be exceptionally volatile - didn't make sense when the Orioles have other holes to fill and can use the money saved to do that. Rational concept, but there's a Catch-22 here: The sense is the Orioles may have to go out of the organization for its next closer because there is a concern that they can't fill it internally.
NEWS
By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2013
Emotional stories of loss and recovery choked up those who spoke from experience about being homeless and those who advocate for them at a student forum held Tuesday at Howard Community College. "Our mission is to get all of you fired up about alleviating the effects of poverty," Deepak Chadha, a volunteer with the Community Action Council of Howard County, told the gathering of 75 students. The council, a nonprofit founded in 1964, joined with three men from the Baltimore Faces of Homelessness Speakers Bureau to present the program.
NEWS
November 20, 2013
It was bad enough that the Baltimore County Council created bad policy and bad precedent when it blocked construction of new affordable housing in the Rosedale community this week. What was worse was how it was done, in such transparently bad faith. This decision wasn't the result of a rational discussion about how to meet the housing needs of the county's growing population of low-income residents. Rather it was the raw expression of a universal cry among fearful homeowners: "Not in my back yard!"
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
Justin Tucker's proposal to his longtime girlfriend Amanda Bass had it all: a stunning view of the Inner Harbor, a performance by famous musicians and a runway flanked by scores of flickering candles. Add in shiny good looks of the Ravens kicker and the soon-to-be Mrs. Tucker, and the photos captured by team photographer Shawn Hubbard look like they could be stills from a season finale of The Bachelor. The couple was finishing dinner at Wit and Wisdom at the Four Seasons Hotel in Harbor East on Nov. 1 when Tucker slipped away, saying he needed to visit the restroom, according to The Caw blog on Ravens.com.
NEWS
Editorial from The Aegis | November 5, 2013
Hypercharged though the world of politics is, it remains a substantial honor for those of any political stripe to meet someone holding posts such as president, first lady, senator, governor or even mayor. At least in theory, we hold our elections and live with the results. The reality is while one side wins in a particular race, the opposition never goes away and within an election cycle or two, the other side will prevail. The peaceful, though more frequently rancorous, transition of civic authority from one side to the other allows our nation to progress largely without the threat of violent insurrection, at least for the past 150 years.
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