Tag: politics

Annapolis Elects Local Restaurateur as Mayor, Replacing Republican Mike Pantelides

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Annapolis Mayor-elect Gavin Buckley. Photo via Gavin Buckley for Mayor/Facebook.

A small business owner and first-time politician unseated Republican incumbent Mike Pantelides last night as mayor of Annapolis.

Bernie Sanders Endorses Ben Jealous in 2018 Governor’s Race

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Photo by AFGE, via Wikimedia Commons

Bernie Sanders is feeling the Ben.

Baltimore Attorney Jim Shea Joins Pool of Dems Running for Governor

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Photo via Jim Shea/Facebook

Another Baltimore Democrat has entered the fray to fight for Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s office next fall.

John Waters on Donald Trump: “We Have a Hair Hopper President Now and We Have to Get Used to it”

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A hair hopper, as any good Baltimorean knows, is someone who favors a tall hairstyle kept in place with hairspray.  The early 1960s was the heyday of the hair hopper.

As the author of Hairspray and a native of Baltimore, which he calls the Hairdo Capital of the World, writer and filmmaker John Waters knows a hair hopper when he sees one. And he sees one in the White House.

Reed Cordish Joining Trump Administration as Assistant to the President

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Blake, Jon, David, and Reed Cordish.

Like father, like son.

Reed Cordish, a principal of the Baltimore-based Cordish Companies, will join the Trump administration as an assistant to the president for intragovernmental and technology initiatives, according to Trump’s transition team.

Barbara Mikulski to Join Hopkins as Professor, Presidential Adviser

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Courtesy JHU

Sen. Barbara Mikulski may have retired from Congress, but the tenacious politician isn’t planning to stop imparting her knowledge to younger minds. This morning, Johns Hopkins University announced she’s joining their faculty as the newest Homewood Professor.

Baltimorean Reed Cordish Reportedly in Talks to Join Trump Administration

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Reed Cordish. Photo via cordish.com

In the 1970s, a Baltimorean named David Cordish joined President Jimmy Carter’s administration to help the president focus on ways to revitalize cities. This year, one of Cordish’s sons is drawing attention as a likely candidate to follow in his footsteps by joining the administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Reed Cordish, a principal in the Baltimore-based Cordish Companies, is expected to serve as Assistant to the President in the Trump administration, according to reports by Jewish Insider, The Jerusalem Post, Forward.com and JP Updates.

Chicken Soup for Post-Election Gloom and Doom

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hugging lizards

Over the past weekend, I ran into a couple of writer friends in the coffee shop downstairs from the Politics and Prose bookstore in DC. Are you here for the reading? I asked. I was there to see Beverly Lowry present her new book, Who Killed These Girls, about the yogurt shop murders in Austin, Texas in 1991.

Finding a way to land after a turbulent election

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turbulence

Today, for many of us, is a difficult day. Today, as I walk around shell-shocked, exhausted, I am looking for reasons to be hopeful. I don’t know what the future holds. But I have to try to believe in something.

Wear To Vote

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Patriotic Accessories from Liza Byrd Boutique
Patriotic Accessories from Liza Byrd Boutique

Welcome to our new weekly feature, “The Rack,” about local shopping news and finds.

Feeling fired up after the first presidential debate Monday night?