Category Archives: aristocracy

Joseph Thompson: Workingmen’s Party Candidate for Mayor

One result of the railroad strike in Baltimore was the formation of a Workingmen’s party that spoke to the interests of working people and waged a fall electoral campaign challenging local politicians and businessmen. Meeting on July 30 in Rechabite … Continue reading

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A Beattyocracy: Rushing through corporate welfare like its nobody’s business UPDATED

Developer Michael Beatty, who manages Harbor Point Development Holdings, LLC (Harbor Point) and also works for Harbor East. The bill which recently passed the City Council of Baltimore, gave the “luxury waterfront development,” Harbor Point, over $125 million in taxpayer … Continue reading

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Power corrupts…and corporations corrupt through sponsorship

There are some “well-respected” institutions in Maryland that must be examined because of their record of corporate sponsorship. These include the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, the Maryland Humanities Council and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Maryland Humanities Council This … Continue reading

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Is a good deed enough?

This week I’ve been writing some articles and doing some other stuff. Yesterday, my dad and I were going around Towson, the capital of Baltimore County, and there was an elderly white lady on the sidewalk with a shopping cart. … Continue reading

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Is Mary Pat Clarke a savior?

I remember back to what Howard Zinn wrote in 1999 in the Chapter titled The Coming Revolt of the Guards of A People’s History of the United States. He said: “All these histories of this country centered on the Founding … Continue reading

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Power at the Local Level: Growth Coalition Theory

I thought that it would be good to post Domhoff’s theory here so people could read it and decide for themselves. I may look and see if this theory applies to Baltimore and other cities as well. by G. William … Continue reading

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Break up the Exelon bohemoth!

I recently read in The Daily Record an article which brought some ideas to my mind. The article noted that “Baltimore’s design review panel Thursday gave a preliminary thumbs up to a design for a sleek, glass, brick and metal … Continue reading

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