Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, America’s gentlest nincompoop, is once again teasing a run for office. In response, I am once again drenched with the rapturous sweat of anticipation. Months upon months of Lincoln Chafee? A possible primary debate? More confusing interviews with Russia Today?
Chelsea Manning announced her Senate bid in Maryland this week; she’ll be running against incumbent Ben Cardin, a centrist Democrat. Whatever you think of Manning’s politics, they’re definitely not compromising.
Two brothers living in Gaithersburg, Maryland—19-year-old Lizandro Claros Saravia and 22-year-old Diego Saravia—were deported to El Salvador on Wednesday after one of them notified local Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents during a routing check-in that he’d gotten into college, the Washington Post reports.
On Tuesday, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality issued a report on opioid-related inpatient care and emergency room visits. Between 2005 and 2014, the rate of these visits increased by 99 percent.
You can now go tits-out on the beaches of Ocean City, Maryland. Why you’d want to expose such tender flesh to the danger of sunburn is your own business.
Earlier this month, attorney general Jeff Sessions—David the Gnome’s racist cousin—commenced a review of “consent decrees,” agreements between the federal government and local police forces to address issues of systemic racism and other prejudices. Today, in an op-ed published by USA Today, Sessions broadcasted his…
On Thursday, the Republican Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, allowed a bill to become law (he didn’t sign it, but didn’t veto it either) that will reimburse Planned Parenthood clinics for the healthcare services they provide, should Congress choose to defund the organization. The bill is the first of its kind.
Today in droll coincidences: nearly 150 years ago, an anonymous author published The Odd Trump, a novel whose description leaves no doubt as to the reasons for its obscurity. It’s fanciful and trivial — and it happens to feature a protagonist named Trump with a pal and occasional rival named Clinton.
Tis the season for a bunch of goddamn unfunny clown hoaxes, and now children are getting in on it too. Police say a group of kids in Annapolis, Maryland reported having seen “a clown or clowns” while walking to school. They later admitted the sighting was a hoax.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that a man in Maryland contracted Zika while abroad, showed no symptoms, and subsequently infected his partner during unprotected sex. This is the first case of infection where the host showed no visible symptoms of the virus.
Serial subject Adnan Syed is seeking a new trial after being convicted of the murder of Hae Min Lee 16 years ago. Before his post-conviction hearing continued on Monday morning, Lee’s family issued a statement making clear that they still believe Syed is guilty, and that both the podcast and the new hearing “have…
Real Housewives of DC was doomed from the beginning. Bravo’s Andy Cohen attributed the failure of the off-shoot to cast members Michaele and Tareq Salahi, who crashed a White House state dinner, casting a pox on the entire endeavor. But that incident is indicative of a much larger problem the season faced: the DC that…
A federal judge has ruled Maryland to start phasing out Confederate flag license plates this fall. Attorney General Brian Fosh said the flag was a “symbol of hate and division and did not have a place in government.”
Coming straight from the plot of a Saturday night Lifetime movie: a Maryland woman, her 13-year-old daughter and the girl’s 18-year-old boyfriend have all been charged in connection with the murder of the woman’s husband and a 25-year-old woman the couple allegedly were both involved with.
An armed robbery suspect was creative when it came to his getaway car. After robbing a store in Maryland, the 23-year-old man ordered up an Uber.
An Air Force contractor who had been working at a Maryland dental clinic was accused of being a witch and subsequently fired. Deborah Schoenfeld, a Hindu, had complained of being harassed for not sharing the same religious beliefs as her Christian co-workers. She was told that practicing yoga was “satanic” and would…
A Maryland woman found pushing her dead three-year-old son on a park swing has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of child abuse, neglect of a minor, and manslaughter. The district attorney’s office said the woman, 24-year-old Romechia Simms, has been arrested and will be arraigned Monday morning.
Adnan Syed from the infamous Serial podcast is back with a new hope to get him off in the murder of Hae Min Lee—unreliable phone records.
Daniel Perry, a 21-year-old driving instructor with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) has been fired after he offered to give a woman who blew a stop sign during her test a pass if she blew him as well. That’s some commitment to road safety.